DECEMBER 2017 • VOL 15.12 • #161

Columns

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Growing up, I wasn’t a huge fan of going to synagogue. My forced attire was stiff and uncomfortable, the services always crawled along like a slow drip, and the worship sounded especially mindless to a…Read full article

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STAR HUSTLER

  The planet Saturn is named after the Greek God Cronus. Cronus came to power by overthrowing his father; he stayed in power by eating all of his offspring after learning they would eventually do…Read full article

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REALITY BITES

TACO TRUCKS You already know that I love tacos and food trucks, but it’s time to talk about taco trucks, which are legit my favorite places in town to get Mexican food. I honestly eat…Read full article

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DIRT NERD

SAVE THE BASIL You want to grow basil. If you’ve never grown anything in your life, you want to grow basil. And tomatoes. You want big fat tomatoes and delicious sweet, large leaf Italian basil….Read full article

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WRITING FOR TWO

END OF THE ROAD Chances are that as you read this column, I am holding my newborn child. As I sit here composing it, our due date is less than three weeks away and we’re…Read full article

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LIGHT WORK

A WORK OF ART Should we go back in now? I watch him stare out over Bourbon. If it’s… very important to you. He grinds out his cigarette butt against the heel of his dress…Read full article

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DIRTFARM


Features

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PROSPECT’S FOLLY: THE LOWDOWN ON NEW ORLEANS’ HIGH ART AFFAIR

  For aspiring artists of the Fine Art subset, being chosen by the massive international exhibitions known as biennials is how you know you’ve made it. Having your work featured in such an exhibition can…Read full article

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PUERTO RICO ESTÁ EN TI: SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AFTER HURRICANE MARIA WITH PRIMA

Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico on September 20th. Since then, countless lives have been changed forever and at least 500 people have died. As a Nuyorican (New Yorker born of Puerto Rican…Read full article

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BIG BROTHER FOR BIG OIL: WHAT THE TIGERSWAN SAGA MEANS FOR THE BAYOU BRIDGE PIPELINE

  TigerSwan, LLC—the same private security firm that targeted protesters at Standing Rock—has set its sights on Louisiana, and the only technicality standing in its way is a small state office in Baton Rouge. The…Read full article

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SINCERELY JOKING: AN INTERVIEW WITH HARI KONDABOLU  

It takes a special kind of wit to be successful as a standup comedian with an act that includes diatribes on colonialism, gun control, and police brutality. For Hari Kondabolu, a 35-year-old Queens-bred comic and…Read full article

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ZACH QUINN & BRIAN PRETUS: A PAIR OF PEARS

  On an average night, PEARS frontman Zach Quinn is twisting and turning his shirtless body against a grimy stage, thrashing to the sound of frantic hardcore punk. Whipping his arms back and forth, Zach…Read full article

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BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, GOT THE T-SHIRT WITH A JOINT SLAM-DUNKING A NUGG INTO A BONG ON IT: LIFE AND DEATH ON THE ROAD WITH HiGH

I was recently referred to as the original New Orleans road dog for dropping out of college in ‘96 to go on tours with the Supaflies and One Eye Open. I just love a good…Read full article

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ALONE IN THE MIX: ARIEL PINK, LIVE AT TIPITINA’S

In the days leading up to Ariel Pink’s performance at Tipitina’s, I watched some footage of his recent shows. His voice sounded terrible, a square peg jammed unsuccessfully into the round hole of his band’s…Read full article

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SHILOH (FEB 2, 1986- NOV 19, 2017)

Shiloh lived in New Orleans for many years, and was a pillar of the Iron Rail anarchist bookstore and library back when that existed. Shiloh was lots of things and did lots of things, but…Read full article


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BATHS ROMAPLASM (ANTICON) It has been four long years since Baths (a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld) released the haunting record Obsidian. As a longtime fan, I never thought he could top those complex and driving soundscapes from…Read full article

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