I’ve been following with interest Harry Shearer’s dispatches from his return trip (homecoming?) to New Orleans. He has posted three parts, so far, of his story over at the Huffington Post blog:
Shearer is a resident of New Orleans and of course is best know for his work on Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons.
He has been reporting on the Katrina tragedy pretty regularly at the HuffPo. His latest posts from the ground are just the kind of tour I’ve been looking for.
Having spent a week there just a few weeks before Katrina, much of the city and the people I met were fresh in my mind as the disaster unfolded. Shearer mentions a lot of familiar places and does a good job reporting on what it’s like there now as one of the greatest American cities struggles to rise again.
Update: Parts 3.5 and 4 are out