I have always loved the Krewe de Vieux, and that hasn't changed:
The front page of the New Orleans Times-Picayune - which existed as a website alone when the printworks were flooded - sums up the two sides. The top half is devoted to Mardi Gras 2006 - the parades and the parties - while the bottom focuses news that concerns the city - the management of the flood defences, the investigation into the disaster. One video report combines the two, covering the Krewe du Vieux parade mocking Katrina and public officials. This year's parade was titled "C'est Levee," a play on "C'est la vie".