April 26, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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In Praise Of: Urban Credentials

There’s an interesting on-going discussion following Sunday’s ‘Treme’ episode about the perennial debate of tourism/nativism of American cities. What constitutes regional credentials? In Dennis Lehane’s “Gone, Baby, Gone”, Boston private dic Patrick Kenzie asks a purposely flippant question to Boston … Continue reading

April 26, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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What I Read: Of David Simon

With HBO’s “Treme” series kicking into its third episode tonight, wanted to hit a few highlights in the vast archive of stories analyzing David Simon, the show’s co-creator and auteur behind arguable the greatest TV show of all time, “The … Continue reading

March 26, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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New Orleans in a Moment – Three Odes

“[New Orleans] is capable of moments unlike any moments you’ll ever experience in life…Lots of American places used to make things. Detroit used to make cars. Baltimore used to make steel and ships. New Orleans still makes something. It makes … Continue reading

February 7, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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Defend New Orleans

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9v6-dnHtAE&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Bless Nola

January 20, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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Tulane Traditions: Da Entourage – Bunny Hop

I attended Tulane University between Fall 2000 and Spring 2004. It was an evolving time in music, when the pop of the late 90s (N’Sync, Brittany Spears et al) was giving way to college acoustic (Dispatch, Guster), alt/indie sound (The … Continue reading

January 18, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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Mississippi River: The Beginning and End

Fun juxtaposition, especially with the Minnesota Vikings taking on my beloved New Orleans Saints next Sunday. Always been fascinated about the Mississippi River, it’s place in American history and its connection to the center of the country. Was in St. … Continue reading

June 5, 2009
by Geoff Shannon
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Thoughts on Drinking

I usually don’t drink on Mondays. No matter your tolerance, it’s a rough way to start the week and Tuesday morning hangovers stopped being cute sophomore semester. But my friend J.R. was celebrating his birthday, and I hadn’t stepped into … Continue reading

May 8, 2009
by Geoff Shannon
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Hurricane Katrina: A Refugee’s Lament

I’ve been ruminating about Hurricane Katrina, and my life, and how the two are entwined together, recently. It’s been roughly four years since the storm hit New Orleans, when the water ripped through the city and ripped the life I … Continue reading