At the end of block a set is being constructed for the new movie in the Planet of the Apes franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. A block of Carondolet Street has been closed to vehicular traffic though pedestrians are still allowed through, and yesterday my daughter and I toured the faux destruction. As it happens, she’s just started taking an online class on post-apocalyptic literature. Though maybe not literature, the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes certainly strives for post-apocalyptic.

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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