Thursday, April 1, 2010
Another Chronicler of Life on the Street
From Lyle Saxon we pause to recall David Mills, who died the other day after finishing work on Treme, a new effort to trace life in New Orleans after Katrina. Mills had started in journalism and moved to television mini-series as a way to dramatize life more completely. He went from showing life in DC for The Washington Post to showing a certain life in Baltimore on The Wire, and memorializing New Orleans in Treme. The portraits he helped to create will continue to move people.