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Writer-Director Agnieszka Holland on Early Work in 'Pictures of Life'

In her long and celebrated career, Polish writer-director Agnieszka Holland has written films for legendary helmers such as Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Kieslowski, and garnered Oscar and Emmy nominations for films like “Europa, Europa” as well as series such as “Treme.” This year, Holland earned raves for directing episodes of “House of Cards.” But it was her work on the Polish omnibus film “Pictures of Life” in 1976 that brought her first mention in Variety. 469 more words

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Obama To New Orleans: 'You Inspire Me, And America'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. 777 more words

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Iberville

Iberville Housing Projects.

They were built in 1940 as part of the Wagner Act,  a Federal plan to subsidize housing for  low-income families. They were low-rise, built of brick in the super block configurations that were considered attractive and modern in their time. 585 more words

Ray Laskowitz

Share Your World 2015 Week #34

Share Your World is a weekly event hosted by Cee’s Photography Blog

If you are unfamiliar, click on over and say hello!

Question 1. Was school easy or difficult for you?   770 more words

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Fear The Walking Dead

Fear The Walking Meh, more like.

I’ve said several times before that I’m a sucker for a zombie apocalypse.  Part of me was really looking foward to this show.  363 more words

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Katrina Recovery

The Green Mile.

Well, actually it’s 2.6 miles long. It stretches from the French Quarter to Mid-City. It opened last spring, but it’s a work in progress. 1,217 more words

Ray Laskowitz