The story of original Delta Blues guitarist Mississippi John Hurt is one of mystery and heartbreak. In 1928 he made a groundbreaking record of many Delta Blues tunes and then the Great Depression struck and all the music stopped and he disappeared.
Before the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain last night at Ole Miss, SuperGenius novelist — and Ole Miss Law School graduate, John Grisham — told a television interviewer, when asked why Obama was not doing better against McCain, that a “White candidate” would be “fifteen points ahead of McCain right now.”
Will Hurricane Katrina demand several cities be razed and wiped from the earth and rebuilt from the ground up in the interest of public health and safety? Should places like New Orleans — a living suicide trap of a city dangerously poised below sea level between walls of water — even be rebuilt?