February 2016 – Antigravity Magazine
February 2016 • VOL 14.2 • #139

Columns

Letter from the Editor: Mardi Hardy

There are a lot of moments that kick off Mardi Gras season, whether it’s the first bite (or sip) of king cake, Twelfth Night, or simply the final sequin being affixed to a costume. But…Read full article

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Star Hustler: Nuclear Mardi Gras

There has been a lot of scientific debate in the last few years about whether or not Pluto is a planet. Its orbit around the sun is so erratic and takes such a long time…Read full article

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Guidance Counseling: Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles

Like their fellow Jerseyite Bruce Springsteen, Titus Andronicus has been crafting expressive, instrument-rich anthems for quite some time, all sung at an inspired, breathless roar by lead singer and guitarist Patrick Stickles. And while not…Read full article

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Reality Bites: Drinking a King Cake

In honor of our abbreviated Mardi Gras season this year, I’ll be reviewing drinks that are king cake flavored, instead of king cakes, proper. Perfect for those who live alone and don’t want to eat…Read full article


Features

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Ashes to Ashes, Blogs to Bricks: Booty’s and the Cult of Small Business

When, late on a weeknight, I received confirmation that Booty’s Street Food was closed for good, I announced it to the dinner party around me. A cheer rose from the assembled. Two out-of-town guests were…Read full article

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Best Coast’s Bobb Bruno: Taco Trucks and Other California Smells

Best Coast’s latest album, California Nights, was released back in May 2015 and was so good that they’re still touring it. Their easy breezy sound is relatable to a lot of people and brings to…Read full article

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The Revolution Will Not Be Guided

NEW TALES FOR AN OLD CITY, ONE TOURIST AT A TIME I romanticize the cultural figure of the tour guide, especially French Quarter walking tour guides. $25 for adults and $10 for children purchases up…Read full article

Cover of the Feb 6, 1970 issue of the NOLA EXPRESS, scanned from the holdings of the Louisiana Research Collection.

Go Fret a Watchman: Carnival Surveillance and Masking

In case you aren’t reading the New Orleans Advocate—and you oughta be, if you’re looking for a solid local daily—a recent article by Jessica Williams is titled “’Assume you are being filmed’: Carnival 2016 to…Read full article

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Aw Crap: It’s a GLAND Tour Diarrhea

They’ve only been around for about a year, but Gland has already made some heavy waves in New Orleans and beyond. Originally formed as a two-piece with Kallie Van Tassel on guitar/vocals and Farra Mones…Read full article

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Qömix: Wax and Final Wane

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Morrissey In Vegas and New Year’s Resolutions

It’s half past six in Las Vegas’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. At the little café, pens hover over 3×5 notecards. The assignment: “50 Goals for 2016.” Sam peeks over to see what I’ve come…Read full article

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Bye, Buddy: Remembering Jimmy Glickman (1964-2016)

When I was a teenager, my family inherited a church lady organ from my grandmother. You know the kind: two rows of keys, some fuzzy percussion presets like “bossa nova” and “waltz,” and a particle…Read full article


Reviews // Photos // Comics

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Reviews, February 2016

Art CUBS THE POET RE-READ MSANIART GALLERY In a city that celebrates pageantry and performance, how do we experience the written word? Cubs the Poet, a constantly clacking fixture and poet for hire on Royal…Read full article