First off. Every guy I've ever seriously dated has loved Wu-Tang in an unhealthy, "I'm going to hide the Man With the Golden Arms because I can't listen to this crap anymore" way. This doesn't mean that I dislike the Wu. Au contraire! I actaully like a quite a bit of their music. And most of you know how I feel about Kanye (Love him. Love to hate him. I own the mixtapes and follow him on the Twitter.) So when I saw this on Gawker asking me if I'd like to listen to Justin Bieber's "Runaway Love" with Kanye and Raekwon I wanted to say, "God no." But I couldn't.
Over the weekend President Obama was in New Orleans giving a speech on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the damage it caused. More than 1,800 people lost their lives in the storm and the flooding that took place afterwards. The clean-up and rebuilding effort was complex, slow and often didn't reach the people who needed help the most. Five years later there are still problems in gulf region (now further complicated by the BP oil leak), but the city remains resiliant, vibrant and steadfast.