November 2015 – Antigravity Magazine
Reviews, November 2015


Letter From The Editor: What We Are, What We Sell

I’ve been thinking a lot about the cultural narcissism we experience as a city sometimes. You know, the fleur-de-lis everything, or the way a Saints win smothers out every other news story on any given…Read full article

Astrocreep: Excuse Me

When life gets overwhelming, do you ever wish you could just politely slip out of it for a bit? Not in any dramatic or disastrous or even noticeable way, just softly saying “excuse me” and…Read full article

Reality Bites: Pumpkin Whatever

Novembers in New Orleans can be muggy and 80 degrees, so sometimes you just have to create your own autumnal mood. For me, this means wearing sweaters and tights no matter what, and consuming as…Read full article

Hidden Louisiana: The German Coast

The southwestern rim of Lake Pontchartrain, commonly referred to as the German Coast, is a composite of landscapes both real and imagined, their details spread across plat maps, sunken concrete, and digital artifacts. The landscape…Read full article


Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes: Quirk and Spark

Of all the bands that exist as part of the Elephant 6 Collective, Of Montreal carved out, by far, the most interesting aesthetic. With a personal pop yearning and character sketches as strange and unusual…Read full article

Justice or Else: Taking NOLA to DC for the 20-Year Anniversary of the Million Man March

History can be a very relative term to use, especially when describing what took place in Washington D.C. this past October. To some, this year’s gathering of the Million Man March, with its tagline “Justice…Read full article

Fresh Prints: NOCAZ Inspires the Next Generation of Publishers

During the first New Orleans Comics and Zines Festival last year—NOCAZ for short—organizer Erin Wilson surveyed the lines of tables with neat stacks of self- published comics in the Main Branch of the New Orleans…Read full article

AG Report on Sexual Assault in New Orleans

At around three o’clock in the morning of October 3rd, after an ordinary night out, an Upper Ninth Ward resident and two of her male friends biked to her home on France Street, where the…Read full article

Prison Road: The Far-Flung Effects of Incarceration in Louisiana

Early on a Saturday morning, a charter bus sat parked outside a church in the New Orleans suburb of Marrero. The passengers—all women and children, all Black—were settling in for a two-hour drive that would…Read full article

Ghost, Live at the Civic: Gentle Satan

It’s a tossup whether the Ghost show at the Civic Theatre more resembled a medieval dark mass or a new age Satanic youth retreat. Perhaps it was both, and the band conjured a rip in…Read full article

Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton : Haunted Breeder

This interview is a special one, and a bit more informal than most on account of the fact that Sean and I used to work together at the Brooklyn office of a magazine whose name…Read full article

Reviews // Photos // Comics

Reviews, November 2015

Books   KRISTIN HERSH DON’T SUCK, DON’T DIE: GIVING UP VIC CHESNUTT (UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS) In the mid-1990s, Throwing Muses’ founder Kristin Hersh embarked on what would be the first of many tours with…Read full article