Monthly Archives: December 2020

Lake Charles Was Destroyed by Hurricane Laura. America Has Already Moved On. (The New Republic. Sept. 2020.)

When Hurricane Laura hit last week, all I could think about was Katrina. The world considers August 29 the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. For New Orleans residents like myself, that date marks the mere beginning of a disaster that unfolded … Continue reading

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An Innovative School. An Inspiring Leader. And a Sex Scandal. (Bayou Brief. December, 2020.)

This week, the director of the Travis Hill School inside of New Orleans’ jail, Christy Sampson Kelly, was arrested for an allegedly inappropriate relationship with an 18-year-old imprisoned man. Evidence supposedly included over 700 recorded phone calls of a sexual nature, and … Continue reading

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Seven pieces from Book & Film Globe (2020): Kevin Hart, Pete Davidson, Dave Chappelle, Marc Maron, #BlackAF, “Wendy” and “Cut Throat City.”

Dec. 2020: Review of Kevin Hart’s “Zero Fucks Given” standup special. Sept 2020: Interview with Gregory Chestnut, my former bandmate, and producer of “Cut Throat City.” June 2020: A review of Dave Chappelle’s Black Lives Matter speech, “8:46” May 2020: … Continue reading

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