Saturday, February 25, 2006

New Statesman - 'Mardi Gras Among the Ruins'

Invitation to the Mistick Krewe of Comus' Ball, 1925

My article on this year's Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans has been published in the New Statesman. Here's the first paragraph:

'Mardi Gras Among the Ruins'

'Not for the first time in its history, New Orleans is being held together by glitter and glue. Much of the city is still in ruins, and rebuilding plans are being vehemently debated, but Mardi Gras festivities are proceeding as normally as they can - normally, that is, for New Orleans...'

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