In case you missed it, we've recently posted some great stories over at Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch, our spin-off project to investigate events in the post-hurricane South:

*** Mississippi Gulf native Lindsey Brown reports on how the media coverage has bypassed small towns like Pass Christian that were decimated by Katrina in her home state.

*** Watch Contributing Editor Joe Atkins has an interesting piece from Mississippi on how preserving cultural heritage can ensure that rebuilding can avoid "Disney-fied" development.

*** And Tim Shorrock, a writer for Mother Jones and The Nation, offers "Voices from the Ninth Ward," a ground-level take on what people in eastern New Orleans are doing to move forward in the vacuum of federal response.

After catching our breath from our four-day whirlwind trip in Louisiana and Mississippi, we'll be posting more first-hand reports -- stay tuned!