WEATHERED is a newsletter about cities and places in the wintertime. Launched in 2021, the publication commissioned original reporting, essays, and criticism—and original works by illustrators—and published weekly between December 21, 2021, and March 30, 2022. Anjulie served as founder and editor; all articles below were commissioned works by authors, academics, journalists, and more.
Time is marked by seasonal cultural cadence in South Louisiana including, but not limited to Mardi Gras season, crawfish season, festival season, and Saints season. However, when it comes to actual weather, there are only two distinct times of year: when it’s hurricane season and when it’s not. I drove to Grand Isle from New Orleans at the beginning of March, over six months since Hurricane Ida’s eye made landfall not far from the shore of this inhabited barrier island. It was sunny and warm an