"Six years after Katrina, New Orleans looks like a renewed city, fresh with life, teeming with music and back in business. And Jazz Fest, instead of being a lifeline to a slowly steadying culture and economy, is back to being the best damn time on the face of the earth." — Joel Selvin of the San Francisco Chronicle, raving about the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
"Politics is weird. And creepy. And now, I know, lacks the loosest attachment to anything like reality." — Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, immediately after reading a statement from presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney saluting former candidate Newt Gingrich's "eloquence and fearlessness." Gingrich left the race May 2 with $4.3 million in debt — long after the race left his campaign.