SEPTEMBER 2016 • VOL 14.9 • #146

Columns

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: SUMMER’S END 2016

Summer of 2016 is one we’ll all be limping away from. For those of us who are only emotionally spent after a season of exceptional tragedy, chaos, death, and deluge, we are the lucky ones….Read full article

illustration by Happy Burbeck

STAR HUSTLER: CLEARING OUT THE COBWEBS

In 1610, Galileo discovered Jupiter’s moons. This revelation blew open our understanding of the solar system, namely that our moon wasn’t the only one of its kind, and it didn’t trade places with the sun…Read full article

illustration by Ben Claassen III

REALITY BITES: POP UPS (ROUND ONE)

What’s a chef without a restaurant to do? Why, borrow someone else’s and pop up, of course! I know that I’ll be hitting more pop ups in the future because there are so many and…Read full article

illustration by Melissa Guion

DIRT NERD: ALL-NATURAL DOUBLESPEAK

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient…Read full article


Features

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QUICK SHOTS WITH MURPH OF DINOSAUR JR.

In 1993, the summer before my senior year of high school, my camp buddy Ross Seligman made me a tape that altered the course of my life. Dinosaur Jr.’s Where You Been was on side…Read full article

photo by Blazelikefyre

QUESTIONS ABOUT ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES

At the top of this year, the multimedia art and history collective Last Call: the New Orleans Dyke Bar History Project staged several performances, mixing music, clips of audio interviews, and a hyper-intimate version of…Read full article

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GETTING ALONG WITH COME TO GRIEF

Grief practically invented the style known as sludge metal when three members from Disrupt (aggressive political punk from Boston) decided to start playing slow, angry, bleak music in 1992. My first exposure to them was…Read full article

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COPS AND CATS: AG PICKS FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL TRUE ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL

  Documentary film fans of New Orleans have good reason to be excited. The second annual True Orleans Film Festival will feature over a dozen motion pictures from all over the world. Selections include both…Read full article

illustration by Ben Passmore

FIVE DAY NOTICE: OBSERVATIONS FROM EVICTION COURT

  Tanica’s been living in a motel on Airline Highway since her eviction one week ago. It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon and her 3-yearold daughter is sitting on the bed, picking happily at her lunch…Read full article

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CHOKE ON THIS: SHORT LEASH TOUR DIARY

Short Leash’s momentum came in the form of a phone call from an estranged friend. Dan, being a notoriously brutal drummer in Minneapolis, decided that it was time to spread his shit wings in another…Read full article


Reviews

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Reviews

APHEX TWIN CHEETAH (WARP) Richard D. James has certainly been prolific these past few years. Between 2014’s triumphant Syro (the vast archive of previously-unreleased tracks put up on Soundcloud) and last year’s Computer Controlled Acoustic…Read full article

Adrienne Battistella

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Comics