antigravity-nov2016-coverimage-by-kevin-comardaNOVEMBER 2016 • VOL 14.11 • #148

Columns

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

As some of y’all already know, ANTIGRAVITY recently signed on with WHIV-FM to host a monthly radio show. The idea is to take our content from these ink-smeared pages and convert some of it into…Read full article

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STAR HUSTLER: HELLO DARKNESS

Illumination is a profound experience in the astrological cycle. The sun brings light into a new world every 30 days, without fail, hesitation, or change. That brightness, focus, and oomph that moves to and from…Read full article

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REALITY BITES: WAKEY WAKEY

I’ve had a lot of people ask me why I haven’t written about breakfast spots before, and honestly, it’s because I thought that breakfasts were all the same. If you’ve eaten scrambled eggs and bacon…Read full article

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DIRT NERD: RISE UP! (YOUR GARDEN BED)

Dear Dirt Nerd, I’ve just purchased a house and can now fulfill my highly idealized goal of growing food for my family. Maybe a good future topic to discuss would be: to raise a garden…Read full article

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LIGHT WORK: CURB ALERT

We’ve asked Lyn Archer, who wrote “Stage Name Delta: Legislating Lust and Labor in the Vieux Carré” for our August issue, to return as a regular columnist to cover sex work and the service industry….Read full article

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DIRTFARM


Features

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ANTIGRAVITY (ET AL) VS. THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

Last summer, the Louisiana legislature passed House Bill 153, which made it a crime to publish anything on the Internet that could be deemed “harmful to minors” without verifying the age of everyone who wished…Read full article

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BITTER SUITE: IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AIRBNB CITY COUNCIL CHECKS OUT

New Orleans City Council’s recent decision to legalize short-term rentals should be no surprise to anyone paying close enough attention to the slow burn surrounding the divisive issue. People have debated for years about the…Read full article

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BACK PORCH PARADOX: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE “LIBERAL REDNECK” TRAE CROWDER

I’ve known for years that I couldn’t be alone: an unbridled love for my Southern roots, nestled alongside the dread I feel entering my parents’ home to hear Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity blasting from…Read full article

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STANDING ROCK

I’m writing to you from the Standing Rock protests in Cannonball, North Dakota. Indigenous tribes from all over North America have come here to join in prayer and stand in peaceful protest of the construction…Read full article

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STEADY DIET OF NOTHING: WHY DOES LOUISIANA GROW SO MUCH, YET REAP SO LITTLE

In a community that lives to eat, the most tragic casualty of New Orleans’ current gentrification is our foodways. Not the prized, fetishized narratives of Baby Boomers clinging to that Roast Beef of ’64, or…Read full article

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MYSTIC INANE’S EUROPEAN VACATION

My band Mystic Inane has toured a bunch over the past few years. We went up the East Coast twice, hit Canada last winter, the West Coast the following summer. But last year we were…Read full article

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BLEEDING INK: THE LIFE AND ART OF STEVE “WHAT STYLE” WILLIAMS

Two of the first people I can remember becoming friends with in the low-key New Orleans punk scene of the ‘90s were Carl Elvers and Leandre Steve Williams, Jr.—a.k.a. Steve “What Style.” As far as…Read full article


Reviews

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Reviews

CHUPAME EL DEDO S/T (DISCREPANT) From my first visit, Domino Sound Record Shack has consistently exposed me to some fantastically out-there contemporary interpretations of international folk traditions, and Chupame El Dedo’s self-titled album is the…Read full article

Iron Head at Gonerfest 2016 (Gabby Steib)

Photos

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Comics