Check out this article by Matt Schwartz in the NYT today... Firing Line by Mattathias Schwartz
Matt and I are planning on working together on a piece based around the upcoming Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. He recently spent some time in Southern Louisiana and recommended that I get in touch with Buddy Compton, who turned out to be a great guy and an incredible source of information.
I'm really looking forward to working with him on some something.