Love, love, love a story well told. Bill Porter is one of the best. His top on a story of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina:
"New Orleans has always been shadowed by the past, even as it reveled in the now. Wreathed by water that sustains and drowns, permeated with ribaldry and rot, shrouded in myth, the city shoulders a legacy that links the shackles of slavery to the liberation that is jazz. It shares equal pride in its Old World persona and laissez-faire possibilities."