JANUARY 2018 • VOL 16.1 • #162

Columns

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Last year about this time, when my dry-erase calendar was still fresh and glossy, I plotted out the 2017 schedule for ANTIGRAVITY. This is always a pretty harrowing exercise. Not only is it tricky to…Read full article

STAR HUSTLER

On the third day of this new year, Uranus goes direct in Aries. We are nearing the end of an eight-year transit in Aries, which energetically squares Capricorn where Saturn and Pluto are currently living….Read full article

REALITY BITES

OUT IN THE EAST I never really go to New Orleans East (unless I’m hitting up Dong Phuong) so I figured there must be some hidden food gems I was missing. I polled friends, coworkers,…Read full article

LIGHT WORK

YOUR NEW REAL NAME A stripper’s spirit, nothing else, is at the heart of her hustle. She listens with “Calm, Assertive Energy” through the growling of egos, treating each interaction as its own phenomenon, a…Read full article

LA RAZA OLVIDADA

HERMANXS DE LECHE Hermanxs de Leche es una plataforma multicultural basado en Nueva Orleans, Louisiana. Aunque arraigado en la Ciudad de México, el colectivo fue fundado por Brandon Kafarela, de Nueva Orleans, e incluye otros…Read full article

WRITING FOR TWO

41 HOURS OR LABOR SPECIAL “ADDITION”   I shouldn’t have been surprised when December 3rd came and went with no sign of labor—I knew the statistics about passing your due date for a first-time pregnancy. But…Read full article

DIRTFARM


Features

ROCKS & STARS: DIGGING DEEP AT THE AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION FALL MEETING

If any of you noticed a sudden influx in mid-December of outdoorsy-looking out-of-towners with Patagonia backpacks and tubes of posters, here’s why: Approximately 23,000 geologists flooded New Orleans for the fall American Geophysical Union (AGU)…Read full article

BEHIND THE MASK: A CONVERSATION WITH SIMEON MARSALIS

The Marsalis family has not traditionally been known for its literary achievements, but that’s about to change. Simeon Marsalis, 27-year-old son of Wynton—as well as a former Division I point guard—published his first novel last…Read full article

SO MANY COLD CUTS, SO LITTLE COOLANT: A JOYSTICK! FALL ’17 TOUR JOURNAL

Joystick! started in the winter of 2008. Since then I have lost track of how many tours we have been on. Each one has progressively gotten better, though, so I guess we must be doing…Read full article

LIVE IN TOKYO: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN SCREAMS GOODBYE

At the end of 2017, the Dillinger Escape Plan ended their two decade career and dissolved into nothingness. The group’s two Tokyo shows, the only dates in Asia on their final tour, were among their…Read full article


Reviews // Photos // Comics

REVIEWS

ALVVAYS ANTISOCIALITES (POLYVINYL) I’ve heard plenty of disappointment about Alvvays’ 2015 Gasa Gasa appearance, yet I only became aware of the band for how many copies of their first record I sold volunteering at Sisters…Read full article

COMICS