My new project, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, debuts on SMITH Magazine this week (which is also Smith’s one-year anniversary). Following (belatedly) in the footsteps of Anthony Lappé and Dan Goldman’s critically acclaimed Shooting War, A.D. is about Hurricane Katrina and its effects on the lives of five real New Orleans residents. A.D. will also deal with the effect of the storm on other regions, such as Biloxi, in the parts of the project dealing with my personal experiences as a Red Cross volunteer. This is my most research-heavy project ever, and is going to be a major focus of my time for the next six months (at least). I plan on putting up a new chapter at least once a month, and hopefully more often than that. And it’ll all be free for viewing at SMITH.