Lolis Eric Elie

Lolis Eric Elie ’86JRN was a columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune when Hurricane Katrina hit and the levees failed. A native of the city and a former story editor for HBO’s Tremé, Elie co-produced the documentary Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans.

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After the Deluge
Spring 2015 After the Deluge

A New Orleans-born writer reflects on the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the toll the disaster is still taking on his city.

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