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Cafe Instanbul (7:00 PM)
A Japanese film about a teenager’s strange venture into a haunted house
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00 PM)
King James & the Special Men
Charmaine Neville Band
New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center (7:30PM)
Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, and Alexander Skargard star in the film, an adaptation of Henry James' novella of the same name
8301 Olive Street (6:00 PM)
Honey Island Swamp Band Trio with Alvin Youngblood Hart will play at the fourth annual celebration of the farmer’s market, with proceeds to go to kid’s farm education programs
Rosa Keller Library (5:00-9:00 PM)
My House NOLA presents a rolling food vendor mini festival
The Antenna Gallery (7:00 PM)
A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and WWOZ
Jewish Community Center (7:30 PM)
The second evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Catch the Indie rockers on their North American tour
With the onslaught of oil during the Big Oozy, the northern Gulf of Mexico became the Bermuda Triangle of bird life. But scientists have yet to produce a number that revaeals how many of our feathered friends were casualties. That's because science takes a little while Over in Alabama, the Mobile Press-Register talks about a BP-funded experiment to count the known as Carcass Drift. It involves experiment-ready dead birds, orange buoys with antennae and flyovers. Daphne du Maurier couldn't have set it up any better. Story here.
How Not to Spend BP's Coastal Bucks: An Op-Ed
The former coastal policy advisor to five governors and founding editor of LaCoastPost, follows up his recommendations to Bobby Jindal on how to spend BP's forthcoming coastal restoration money with a breakdown of the political intersts behind the governor's recently unveiled list of uses for the cash.
Sunday Reading: July 17, 2011
Here's a few of the week's stories we missed in the usual whirlwind of activity around town:
Jindal Unveils Plans for BP Enviro Bucks
While BP may be sending some mixed messages in the claims department, things are moving forward in the environmental department. Yesterday, Gov. Bobby Jindal laid out the state's plans to spend $530 million in BP money on coastal projects. The money will not only repair what the Big Oozy fouled, but kick money toward coastal restoration projects that, for better or worse, have been sitting around for years. Instead of kicking the money toward real estate and science like NoDef Guest Writer Len Bahr wanted, the projects are mainly focused around the seafood industry and restoring barrier islands. Coverage: NOLA Lafourche
NoDef Numbers, July 5-12
Last week, the old "service monkey" defense was found to be a non-starter, the city finally paved the way for bike taxis, and, as ever, BP was shifty. Like an afternoon thunderstorm, NoDef Numbers provides a little respite from the relentless pounding of news developments. Click on through to the other side to check them out, before things get all steamy again.
BP Sees No Future Claims in its Future
During the Big Oozy, BP promised to "Make Things Right" on the Gulf Coast. Turns out, they just forgot to mention that they wanted to define when this state of "Right" occurred. Today, with a shake of the magic 8-ball, the oil giant declared that they shouldn't have to pay anymore claims to workers to make up for money they will lose in the future. In BP's mind, the recovery is going swimmingly, so they don't need to pay anything else out, the AP reports. In BP's checkbook, they've paid less than $5 billion in claims of the original $20 billion the company set aside. So much for Ken Feinberg's quest to get angry fishermen to stop yelling at him.
Ugly Divorce Likely for Transocean, BP
Once, Transocean and BP were a match made in heaven. While the drilling Colossus' Deepwater Horizon rig bore into the Gulf floor, the British oil behemoth collected the crude. Then, Transocean's famed rig exploded, and the pair's visions of a long life together slipped through their fingers like an oiled pelican.Signs point to an ugly divorce. After BP blamed everyone for the explosion but BP, Transocean struck back yesterday with their own report that pins the whole thing on BP. Guess they should've signed a prenup.
Misgivings About Macondo Methane Microbes
Last year, around the time the Big Oozy was being capped and the TV crews were ready to move on, certain people wishing for the whole thing to be over were given the gift of algae. Oil-eating microbes, some scientists said, gobbled up all the oil, and made it disappear. It seemed the voice of Tony Hayward had summoned the microbes with his very plea for his life back. It was too good to be true! Well, the scientific process moves a little slower than CNN, but it seems there's a debate about the microbes to be had. Yesterday, a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal cast doubts about the validity of the Prophecy of the One-Celled Saviors.
The Murky Truth
Science and Speculation in the Wake of the BP Oil Gusher: An Op-Ed
A Loyola University professor of environmental communication on the interaction of the scientific process and the information age after the Big Oozy.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Ryan Sparks, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
Ryan Sparks, Kerem Ozkan
Michael Weber, B.A.
Assistant Managing Editor
B. E. Mintz
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