The Huffington Post New Orleans writer, Karen Dalton-Beninato, writes at length about "Same, Shame, Shame," episode 5 of Treme. This episode, per Simon, was the best so far -- each episode is the best ep so far, which is how it needs to be in an arc show. We got to watch it last night, finally (much going on over here -- can't always be free to watch tv, particularly as we no haz telervizon, much less HBO).
There's a shout out for The World That Made New Orleans toward the close of the episode's description. It's amazing how many New Orleans writers have read that book.