February 2017 – Antigravity Magazine
February 2017 • VOL 15.2 • #151

Columns

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Letter From The Editor

This past month, I was able to attend the #J20NOLA rally on Inauguration Day, and the Women’s March the following Saturday. Both gatherings were impressive in their size and scope, especially for New Orleans. They…Read full article

illustration Kallie Van Tassel

STAR HUSTLER: THE FIREPOWER OF FEELINGS

For six months every year, Jupiter goes retrograde. This year, the retrograde will begin on the 6th of this month and last until June, introducing themes of inner awareness of your true feelings and your…Read full article

illustration Ben Claassen III

REALITY BITES: KING CAKES ROUND 2

My first article for ANTIGRAVITY (February 2015, #127) was a citywide hunt for the best king cake. As I mentioned then, my longtime fave is from Dong Phuong, but this year I wanted to try…Read full article

By Lyn Archer

LIGHT WORK: PRETTY LADY, LUCKY GUY

During the last weekend of 2016, I noticed something I hadn’t before. New Years, it seems, has become the new Valentine’s Day, and the strip club is full of couples. Many of my coworkers say…Read full article

Ben Claassen III

DIRTFARM


Features

photo Angelina Castillo

A FEW WORDS WITH JONATHAN RICHMAN

Jonathan Richman doesn’t give many interviews. With a music career spanning well over four decades, he’s earned a reputation for avoiding answering questions. (He once gave a silent interview to a public access television show.)…Read full article

by Beau Patrick Coulon

GET BEHIND THE MASK: WHY WE MUST SUPPORT THE #J20NOLA ARRESTEES

If you’re hep enough to be reading ANTIGRAVITY you’ve likely seen the footage of white nationalist Richard Spencer getting decked during Trump’s inauguration. Step close, reader. Closer! I showered yesterday, it’s fine. Lean in—I’m going…Read full article

by Ben Passmore

LIGHTS OUT: THE FLAMBEAU CARRIER STRIKE OF 1946

THE THREE KINGS On Lundi Gras evening in 1946, the kings of the Krewes of Comus, Proteus, and Momus met to discuss an urgent matter. The previous night, the flambeau carriers did not show up…Read full article

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JIMMY HORN OF KING JAMES AND THE SPECIAL MEN

Despite multiple changes in lineup, instrumentation, and repertoire over the years, King James and the Special Men have been, in some form or another, an in-demand performing act in New Orleans for nearly two decades….Read full article

Erin K. Wilson

VALERIE JUNE “SERVANT TO THE SONG”

The Americana scene has steadily grown in prominence over the last decade, taking the banjo and fiddle from the fringes of popular culture and plopping it down right in the middle of the Top 40….Read full article


Reviews // Photos // Comics

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REVIEWS

CHERRY GLAZERR APOCALIPSTICK (SECRETLY CANADIAN) Apocalipstick—the sprawling second album by L.A.’s divergent pop-punk sweethearts Cherry Glazerr—is an undoubtedly matured take on the foursome’s unconventional noise-pop sound. Unlike their fuzzy, unrefined first album, Haxel Princess, which…Read full article

Jared Landry

PHOTOS

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COMICS