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Review: Soulpepper rides a streetcar to success with bold new remount Special

Toronto - What a work of art “A Streetcar Named Desire” is. Brutal yet sensitive; poetic and tragic, but loaded with raw, frightening energy – Tennessee Williams’ classic play is no less powerful now than it was in 1947, even as norms have changed.

Op-Ed: Siberian melt double global warming rate, worse to come

Sydney - After all these years of drivel, millions of square miles of Siberia are turning into a bog. Warming is at twice the 2C “meltdown” rate at an average of 4C. Winter snow is adding water to the region with spring melts.

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf — Expect epic rain event

A few hours after forming on Thursday, Tropical Storm Barry was slowly crawling across the northern Gulf of Mexico on a path toward the Louisiana coast where it was expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane Friday night or Saturday.

New Orleans under water — Mississippi could breach levees

New Orleans - A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather is on the way to Louisiana and other states along the Gulf of Mexico.

New Orleans unveils new 'Resilient New Orleans' plan

New Orleans - On Tuesday, just shy of being 10 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and unleashed a chain of events resulting in 1,800 deaths and $135 billion worth of damage, the city released a first-of-its-kind resilience plan.

Rainfall amounts could reach 50-inches as storm stalls over Texas

Houston - The latest update from the National Hurricane Center indicates Tropical Storm Harvey is slowly moving to the southeast at about three miles an hour. There is the danger the storm could move off the coast on Monday and restrengthen.

Update on 'life threatening' Category 3 Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane and Tropical storm warnings are posted all along the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Harvey slowly makes it way onshore, bringing with it "biblical" amounts of rainfall and unprecedented devastation.

Car plows into crowd in New Orleans — 21 people in hospital

New Orleans - At least 28 people, including a policeman and a child, were injured Saturday night after a suspected drunk driver plowed a pickup truck into a crowd of spectators at the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans,

New Orleans is sinking faster than previously thought

New Orleans - When a city already sits below sea level, any additional sinking is cause for concern, says the Weather Channel. This is especially true of New Orleans, a major U.S. port with the largest metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

Ruby Friedman ventures into new territory with her first LP Special

Having released a number of singles and EPs over the last seven years, the nomadic singer and bandleader (of the genre-hopping Ruby Friedman Orchestra) discusses her long-awaited debut album, 'GEM.'

Man facing 20 years for candy theft rejects offer to serve four

New Orleans - A repeat offender in New Orleans facing a minimum of 20 years in prison for allegedly stealing candy has turned down an offer from prosecutors that would have allowed him to serve just four years behind bars.

Actors Chasen Schneider and Jordan Salloum discuss 'Hate Crime' Special

Two rising stars of American cinema, who also happen to be good friends, talk to Digital Journal about their upcoming movie.

Interview: Singer Meghan Linsey on her new makeup range Special

The blonde bombshell tells Digital Journal all about her exciting new business endeavour, "Believer by Meghan Linsey," named after her six-track EP of the same name.

Koch Bros. made a fortune from Hurricane Katrina victims: Report

New Orleans - Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. A new report shows how Koch Industries, headed by Charles and David Koch, profited by worsening the damage caused by the devastating storm.

New Orleans mugger falls asleep during his own crime

New Orleans - An armed assailant tried to rob a 60-year-old man in New Orleans early Monday morning, but failed when he fell asleep in the middle of his own crime.

Fall from grace: Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin convicted

New Orleans - Former New Orleans mayor C. Ray Nagin — best known as the public face of the city after Hurricane Katrina — is now the face of public corruption after a federal jury found him guilty Wednesday on charges that he used his office for personal gain.

Get inspired by this mixtape of Tupac interviews by CrackTracks Special

New Orleans - Today I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Lawrence Parker, a chief player in New Orleans' hip-hop, fashion, and art scene.

Cops convicted of shooting in Katrina aftermath get new trial

New Orleans - A judge tossed the 2011 convictions of five former police officers because of “gross prosecutorial misconduct” after it was revealed that federal prosecutors had posted anonymous comments on a New Orleans newspaper’s website.

Bonerama brings their brass funk rock to New York's harbor Special

New York - Coming out of the New Orleans brass funk rock scene, Bonerama played New York City's Rocks Off Harbor Cruise - rocking the boat on a beautiful summer night.

Unarmed teen trespasser shot by New Orleans homeowner

New Orleans - A New Orleans homeowner who shot and critically wounded an unarmed teenager who he thought was trying to break into his house on Friday has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Mother's Day New Orleans shooting: Suspect caught on video

New Orleans - New Orleans Police have released surveillance video images showing a suspect in the Mother's Day parade shooting in which 19 people, including two children, were wounded.

Photo Essay: Street performers greet visitors to French Quarter Special

New Orleans - From breakdancers, to mimes, to the other-worldly, street performers in the New Orleans French Quarter are sure to entertain visitors.

Howard Stern's cross country 'AGT' taping scheduled revealed

Howard Stern headed to New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday to judge hopefuls for the new season of "America's Got Talent".

4 shot in Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, 1 man critical

New Orleans - One man is critically injured and undergoing surgery, while another man and two women are suffering from non life-threatening wounds after a shooting on crowded Bourbon Street on Saturday night.

New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones performed at Super Bowl VI Special

New Orleans - As Super Bowl returns to New Orleans, we look back at a local halftime show artist who has since risen to fame and built an international career.

Harbaughs 1st brother-vs-brother coaching rivals in Super Bowl

Jim Harbaugh, the coach of the San Francisco 49ers, will square off against his brother John's Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl 47 on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. It's the first time in Super Bowl history coaching brothers have faced each other.

Filipino worker killed, 9 more injured in Gulf oil platform fire

A Filipino worker at the oil platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico located about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, has been found dead Saturday, according to the US Coast Guard.

City prosecutor arrested when joint falls out pocket

New Orleans - New Orleans Police officers did not have to travel far to bring a drug possession suspect in front of a judge, mainly because the suspect, a New Orleans prosecutor, was already in court.

Video: Aftermath of Isaac south of New Orleans

New Orleans - The video shows the aftermath left by Hurricane Isaac as it hit the New Orleans area on Tuesday, and pushed water over the 18-mile levee.

The day after — Sometimes lighting, and hurricanes, strike twice

As dawn approaches and a new day awakens, New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile and much of the north western gulf coast will wake up and begin to go about the task of accessing the damage and beginning repairs.
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Keesler Air Force Base dock underwater due to flooding from Isaac
Keesler Air Force Base dock underwater due to flooding from Isaac
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
New Orleans guard Eric Gordon (right)
New Orleans guard Eric Gordon (right)
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
Street performer in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
Street performer in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
Early morning in Treme  a district north of the French Quarter hard hit by Katrina and still struggl...
Early morning in Treme, a district north of the French Quarter hard hit by Katrina and still struggling to rebuild.
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Helsinki Connection s  Paradise On Earth
New Orleans Helsinki Connection's "Paradise On Earth"
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L:R Chief Alfred Doucette, Chief Victor Harris, director Aaron walker and chief Monk Boudreaux.
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Subsidence in Jefferson Parish  Louisiana  from June 2009 to July 2012  as seen by NASA s UAVSAR ins...
Subsidence in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, from June 2009 to July 2012, as seen by NASA's UAVSAR instrument. The measured displacements are a combination of movement of the ground and of individual structures.
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
A New Orleans chapter of the Black Panther Party
A New Orleans chapter of the Black Panther Party
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on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
Street performer in the French Quarter.  New Orleans  LA
Street performer in the French Quarter. New Orleans, LA
An uprooted tree in New Orleans  caused by Hurricane Isaac
An uprooted tree in New Orleans, caused by Hurricane Isaac
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A Flickr image of another disaster tourist. New Orleans.
A Flickr image of another disaster tourist. New Orleans.
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