Wendell Pierce – who is in Antione in Treme, and was the Bunk in The Wire, just posted this pic from New Orleans:

8 years after Katrina looks worryingly similar to 3 years after the Christchurch quakes.

Incidentally, if you haven’t seen Treme, you really should. It’s a hard but rewarding watch, and there are so many similarities between the depiction in that show and what’s happening in Christchurch (contractors grafting, farcical government bureaucracy, charter schools). The final season starts up again in December.

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