The Disaffected Lib: The Big Easy – Easy On Rapists

There’s always been a seedy undercurrent to New Orleans – everything from street hustlers to corrupt politicians.  It’s part of the flavour of the place. Now it turns out the Big Easy has been going easy on rapists thanks to a municipal detective squad that couldn’t care less. … a city inspector general’s report claims five ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The Harlem Renaissance is “Coming Back Again”

Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes dropped earlier this month. My esteem for Langston Hughes, his insight and vision, and the too-often ignored human/cultural catalyst that was the Harlem Renaissance came back again last night for me when I found Leyla McCalla on the internet. Merging Haiti, Hughes and the cello, she pulls the ...

The Disaffected Lib: Always Wanted to Visit "The Big Easy"?

Many of us have at one time or another wanted to visit New Orleans, The Big Easy.  If you still want to go, you might want to go sooner rather than later. Louisiana, you see, is experiencing a major problem with sea-level rise, far more than state officials expected. Stunning new data not yet publicly ...