Saturday, September 06, 2008
How New Orleans Coped With Gustav | Newsweek News | Newsweek.com: "he sign and its addenda ('Still Here. Woman Left Friday, Cooking a Pot of Dog Gumbo, Still Got Claw Hammer') was so emblematic of the city's post-Katrina troubles as well as the resilience and highly necessary sense of humor of its residents that it is now part of the Louisiana State Museum's permanent collection. So when Gustav reared his ugly head, Rue was forced to paint another: 'Don't Try. Sleeping Inside with a .357, a Pit Bull, and Six Big Snakes.' Except that this time his graffiti served largely to entertain. To date only two episodes of looting have been reported, and all seven perpetrators were apprehended on the scene by cops out in full force."