". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Thursday, May 7, 2009

HBO Takes Full First Season of David Simon's "Tremé" Series

HBO to produce full season of "Treme".


Gads, I hope this is as good as The Wire. I know they've done their homework, and they've got the right consultants and advisors, and that many of the people involved are New Orleanian bred and born.


K. said...

Woo hoo! Less than eight months to 2010!

Foxessa said...

You notice who the principal characters are, and how the Donald Harrison character concludes here at season 1 with Mardi Gras 2006? You can't help but wonder, read The World That Made New Orleans much ... which, of course, we know certainly, for we were so told by all, they did. :)

Love, C.