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What an oddly characteristic thing it would be if it was a flood that saved New Orleans.
-- The New York Times Magazine, Oct. 9, 2005
Michael Lewis

It is common for an American city to be vaguely embarrassed about its true delights. In the fifties, a European visitor to New Orleans who insisted on hearing some jazz was routinely taken to hear a group of very respectable-looking white businessmen play Dixieland.
-- American Fried: Adventures of a Happy Eater
Calvin Trillin

In New Orleans, income and elevation can be correlated on a literally sliding scale: the Garden District on the highest level, Stanley Kowalski in the swamp.
-- The New Yorker, Sept. 12, 2005

This is a Caribbean city, an exuberant, semi-tropical city, perhaps the most hedonistic city in the United States. You see more orgies (and more nuns) in New Orleans than anywhere else in the nation.
-- Apple's America
R.W. Apple Jr.

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