Puppets, Trucks and Disco by the Sushi Bar

[Updated] Pussycat's Puppets: Miss Pussycat's puppets remind me of Dr. Seuss because like his characters, the design of hers dictates the world they live in. I can't always tell one rodent species from another when she renders them as puppets, but their deliberately stylized, handmade quality necessitates a world decorated with foil and Christmas lights.

Jazz Fest Day 3: It's Raining Again

[Updated] Sunday, it was officially Jazz Fest. The rain and soggy grounds brought back that once a year challenge of picking your way through an open field trying to find the least muddy route, and the horsey smell that accompanies it. The rain also kept the crowds manageable for much of the day, and it contributed to the joy in the crowd at Congo Square, where seeing a band as established as Earth, Wind & Fire became momentarily defiant.