Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Herman Melville's Bartleby adopted by Up With People?
Phil Nugent has a fairly stunning piece called "An American City: New Orleans, Helen Hill and Me" in the Valentine's Day issue of webzine The High Hat. It's long enough that it may be worth your while to print it rather than reading it on screen, but I think you can't afford not to read it if you care about New Orleans: it's a smart, fierce, sad, deeply unsettling essay. And the picture of Helen at the top is an absolute heartbreaker.