September 2015 – Antigravity Magazine
September 2015 • VOL 13.9 • #134


Letter from the Editor: We Made It

Did you survive the flood… of media coverage, presidential visits, highway closures, special edition snow globes, reflections, and reflections upon reflections that was the 10th anniversary of Katrina? Like a lot of you, I shied…Read full article

Astrocreep: Liveleak and Chill

As the Sun enters Virgo, I reflect on Virgan writer Jeanette Winterson’s 7 propositions about time, from her book Sexing the Cherry, including: Lies 1: There is only the present and nothing to remember. Lies…Read full article

Guidance Counseling: Natural Child

So many bands these days don the wardrobe of down-home-country-blue-collar- drifter, but most of their buckles are too shiny, their denim too crisp, their weed too boutique, and their sound way too clean. Meet the…Read full article

Reality Bites: Mac’n’Cheese

I was a vegetarian in New Orleans for a very long time, so I became an expert at going out to eat and only ordering sides, as there was a pretty massive dearth of vegetarian…Read full article

Hidden Louisana: Trinkets and Truth

Louisiana’s Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall is the oldest operating museum in Louisiana. Originally opened in 1891 as the Confederate Memorial Hall, the museum served as a meeting space for Confederate veterans and…Read full article


Navigating Space and Race in the French Quarter

“FREEDOM” IN CHAINS Maafa comes from the Kiswahili word Kufa, which means “to die.” It can be translated to mean “a disaster” or “a great tragedy.” Too few Americans are familiar with the term “The…Read full article

Wild Gift: Catching Up With John Doe of X

“Can I call you John?” I ask. He laughs. “Sure.” Based on the way he says it, he likes to laugh. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that he has a sense of humor. John Doe,…Read full article

NOLA Horror Film Fest: Never Sleep Again

It’s one thousand degrees outside and the mosquitoes are gorged with summer blood, but the times, they are a-changin’. The dollar stores are rolling out their selection of pumpkin-scented whatevers, coffee shops are adding cinnamon…Read full article

Dissecting the Golden Goose: Brian Boyles on New Orleans Past, Present and Future

If the Super Bowl was meant to mark the beginning of the “post-recovery” era for New Orleans, Brian Boyle’s account of the 100 days leading up to the event can help us better understand what…Read full article

DeRay Mckesson: “We Will Never Heal if We Do Not Tell the Truth”

We will win: It’s a simple statement that DeRay Mckesson frequently sends out to his more than 220,000 Twitter followers. Since August of 2014, the 29 year-old activist has been using the social media platform…Read full article

True Orleans Film Festival: Celebrating the Art of Truth

The discovery of a severed foot after a storage unit auction, a warm-hearted but volatile French chef, and the redevelopment of New Orleans after Katrina were just a few of the disparate themes drawn together…Read full article

Raekwon and Ghostface Killa, Live at the House of Blues: Living History

Two decades have passed since the Wu- Tang Clan’s dynamic duo of Raekwon and Ghostface Killah released their classic album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Technically released as a Raekwon “solo” record, Cuban Linx showcased…Read full article

Humor: Don Donnie University

FALL 2015 COURSE OFFERINGS* *DDU is fully accredited by the Louisiana Department of Education   ENGL 301 Smug Public Display: Camus to Ginsberg Holding A Tattered Paperback In Such A Way That Everyone Can Read…Read full article

Reviews // Photos // Comics

Reviews, September 2015

Books KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD GARY RIVLIN (SIMON & SCHUSTER) Put Douglas Brinkley’s The Great Deluge (published in 2006) and Gary Rivlin’s Katrina side by side. Deluge, intent on telling in detail the story of the…Read full article