World Cafe Comes to the Crescent City

The radio show "World Cafe" with David Dye will focus on New Orleans this week, starting today with a tuba summit at Preservation Hall with Ben Jaffe, Kirk Joseph and Philip Frazier. The week is part the show's "Sense of Place" series, and will feature Trombone Shorty on Tuesday, Ani DiFranco, the Roots of Music and Hurray for the Riff Raff Wednesday, the Treme on Thursday, and Dr. John shows New Orleans' spiritual side on Friday.

Down in the Treme: Maxim Runs a Wire Oral History

Not Treme news per se - The Wire news today. Maxim spaces out the photos of bikini girls this issue with an oral history of The Wire, including debates over the hows and whens of characters' deaths. Michael K. Williams talks about getting the news of Omar's fate:

I was hurt. But it wasn’t like I was surprised. I was glad that Marlo and Snoop and Chris never got to touch him. They couldn’t catch him slippin’ like that.