The Better Question

Recently, C.W. Cannon wrote at The Lens:

We need to accept that the explosive downtown cultural renaissance that Frenchmen Street presides over is the result of a romantic vision of what New Orleans should be, more than a continuation of how it has been. Frenchmen Street represents a recreation of New Orleans in a particular version of its own image. Change, yes, shaped by myth. 

Just days before, a family member of a French Quarter T-shirt shop owner wrote me, saying

The Sound of Science

David Woolworth is quick to point out that his work is contributing to a "sound ordinance," not a noise ordinance. "There’s sound and unwanted sound, which some would consider noise," he said in an interview Monday. "The same thing you might like, somebody else might not like."

Tonight's Top Story: Nola.com Reporter's on the Scene

[Updated] While I don't share the belief that being first is automatically better, I understand that it is a time-honored news philosophy. It's tempting to tsk-tsk the haste with which Nola.com posted a story on the Frenchmen Street shooting, but television and radio have gone live with little more than a headline for decades.

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