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2005 Stories by Anya Kamenetz

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  • Note From New Orleans: Postcards From the Edge

    published December 20, 2005

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  • Trailer Clash

    published December 13, 2005

    All but a few dozen units in the New Orleans public housing system are... More >>

  • New Orleans: Some Are Leaving, Some Are Staying

    published December 13, 2005

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  • Thousands Still Searching for Kin in New Orleans

    published December 13, 2005

    For thousands of people in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina has not yet ended. While the politicians in Washington worry about whether to fully... More >>

  • Make Levees, Not War

    published December 13, 2005

    Make Levees, Not War: That's the most popular slogan among several Katrina T-shirts seen around New Orleans. Without stronger, reinforced... More >>

  • Life Lesson

    published December 13, 2005

    New Orleans—If things were normal in Louisiana right now, Colin Reingold would be living a made-for-Showtime inspirational movie. The... More >>

  • 10,000 Evictions in November

    published December 6, 2005

    The central pain plaguing this city is the question of who is being helped to come back and who is being More >>

  • New Orleans Is Not Dying

    published December 6, 2005

    The New York Times Editorial Board says that New Orleans is dying. On Sunday, the paper published an editorial that began: “We... More >>

  • Black Out

    published November 29, 2005

    Rose Harris was a resident of the Lafitte Housing Projects in the Treme (rhymes nearly with "dismay") More >>

  • Bummer, Dude--The National Guard's Here

    published November 29, 2005

    Life under military protection in New Orleans isn't all that bad, as an Uptown gathering of teenagers on Thanksgiving break found out a couple of... More >>

  • Relief at the Point of a Gun

    published November 22, 2005

    One among many unsettling aspects of life in the new New Orleans is the abundance of uniformed and heavily armed men, not all of whom are soldiers... More >>

  • Intimate Strangers

    published November 22, 2005

    When I reach James, 32, he's on the way home to the two- bedroom condo in Spanish Harlem that he purchased in November with his partner, Dean, 34.... More >>

  • Robin Hoods

    published November 8, 2005

    Matan Ariel and Nate Walker have a modest proposal. The Columbia University students would like to see about $30 billion in federal... More >>

  • Uncle Sam vs. James Lockhart

    published November 1, 2005

    One of the most fun aspects of student loans is that you ultimately owe the money to the federal government. Uncle Sam has given himself unusual... More >>

  • Coalition of the Unwilling

    published October 25, 2005

    One Saturday this summer, Monique Dols, a Columbia University senior and a national leader of the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN), saw again why she... More >>

  • Dispersed and Unequal

    published September 27, 2005

    Mrs. Sherry Brock, East Baton Rouge Middle School Principal of the Year for 2005–2006, is a Delta Burke–style dynamo in bright colors... More >>

  • Back of the Class

    published September 27, 2005

    The broad swath of devastation cut by Hurricane Katrina will take its toll on college students, and not just on the estimated 75,000 to 100,000 in... More >>

  • Broke and Loving It

    published September 13, 2005

    The scene is the dotcom bust—San Francisco, 2001. Camper English, Dean LaTourrette, and Kristine Enea have recently exited the tech industry.... More >>

  • After Katrina: Aliens, Scientologists Land in Baton Rouge

    published September 13, 2005

    East Baton Rouge Parish, which includes Louisiana's state capital, has roughly doubled in population from the pre-storm count of 412,000. But on a... More >>

  • After Katrina: The Smell in Dry New Orleans Now

    published September 13, 2005

    Sunday, September 18, New Orleans—The smell in the dry parts of New Orleans is surprisingly bearable. It has hardly rained for three weeks... More >>

  • When the Levees Broke

    published August 30, 2005

    "Due to a hurricane in the area you are calling, your call cannot be completed at this time." It is approximately 48 hours into the destruction of... More >>

  • Get Out of Town

    published August 30, 2005

    Joe Moline, a 23-year-old from L.A., first bought a ticket for Prague "not even knowing where it was on the globe," he says. He's been living... More >>

  • By the Waters of Babylon

    published August 30, 2005

    Imagine you lived in a city surrounded by walls. You trod solid ground because of great earthworks that kept in a roiling, seething, muddy mass... More >>

  • My Flood of Tears

    published August 30, 2005

    Along with the rest of the nation, the rest of my hometown’s residents, and my friends and family, I’ve flown through a lot of emotions... More >>

  • Loan Wolf

    published August 9, 2005

    College students are now facing the deepest cut to federal student aid in the program's 40-year history. On July 22, the House Committee on... More >>

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