ANTIGRAVITY-JUNE-2017-Cover-by-Jordan-BarlowJUNE 2017 • VOL 15.6 • #155

Columns

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:
HAPPY 13th ANNIVERSARY

This issue marks the beginning of ANTIGRAVITY’s 13th year as a publication. Some might consider that an unlucky number, but as a print magazine born in the digital age, let’s just say, like Batman’s Bane,…Read full article

illustration Kallie van Tassel

STAR HUSTLER: COSMIC KRAKATOA

Different volcanoes erupt at different paces, with different magnitudes of impact, and with different effects on the people and places closest to the eruption. There are theories that surround these environmentally emotive experiences: we think…Read full article

illustration Ben Claassen III

REALITY BITES: BBQ

New Orleans is not a town historically known for its barbecue. Luckily, there’s a slew of restaurants now that have set out to change our reputation. I’m especially grateful because I love smoked meat products,…Read full article

illustration Melissa Guion

DIRT NERD: CALL OUT (AGRI)CULTURE

Nobody gets rich growing food. Historically, farming has instead been the crippled back of the masses upon which the wealth of an elite minority is piled. Wealth basically exists because of the agricultural revolution, but…Read full article

photo Sean Ambrose

LA RAZA OLVIDADA: KATRINA Y LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS (KATRINA AND HUMAN RIGHTS)

Aunque nuestra comunidad es pequeña, los latinos constituyen una parte grande de por qué seguimos siendo una ciudad en funcionamiento hasta el día de hoy. Después del huracán Katrina, miles de inmigrantes vinieron aquí para…Read full article

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LIGHT WORK: WORM NIGHT, HAIR DAY (PART TWO)

MORNING At the juncture of St. Bernard and St. Claude is a wedge-shaped building, decorated with a mural of accessories and their prices. Brushes, bows, lashes; posters of women taped against the windows. I push…Read full article

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WRITING FOR TWO:
FRUIT OF THE WOMB

My life has changed a lot in the last year. I got engaged to my boyfriend of ten years. I quit a job I honestly thought I’d never leave. I left the marketing industry and…Read full article

Ben Claassen

DIRTFARM: HEY! HOLD THIS BABY


Features

illustration L. Steve Williams

ANTIGRAVITY VS. BALSAC THE JAWS OF DEATH FROM GWAR

In the grand theatrical tradition of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Lord Sutch, and Alice Cooper, GWAR has been wreaking havoc since 1984. Like a combination of KISS and Gallagher, GWAR combines vile cheapness and messy interactions…Read full article

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RIFF IN PEACE:
ERIN DWYER (1980-2017)

Those of us who make up the beautifully braided knot that is the New Orleans indie, punk, and queer communities were saddened to hear of Erin Dwyer’s passing last month. It’s no exaggeration that Erin…Read full article

illustration Max Ward

ORLEANS PARISH AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DA: ON THE RUTHLESS TACTICS OF LEON CANNIZZARO

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has had a shitty couple of months. Actually, if you asked him, he’d likely tell you his whole year has been bad. After City Council decided to reduce his…Read full article

photo Jamilla H. Webb

IGNORANCE IS THE BIGGEST BORDER:
HEALTH, HUMANITY, AND HISTORY IN
SENEGAL

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED As I sat in Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, awaiting one of several connecting flights and an opportunity to recover from jet lag, all I could think about was the…Read full article

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SETTING THE VIBE WITH MIKE DILLON

“This is a good place to have a train wreck,” shouts Mike Dillon, as he leads his 20- plus piece Punk Rock Percussion Consortium into an unexpected encore at the Music Box Village. Dillon’s shows…Read full article

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TRASH CANS IN PERIL:
A CASUAL BURN TOUR DIARY

This is the account of Casual Burn’s third tour. We formed back around August 2015 and self-released our first recording, Talk Bad, in the spring of 2016. Casual Burn is me (Monet Maloof ) on…Read full article

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THE 2017 WETLANDS ART TOUR

In a dilemma-ridden society, what actions affect change? We’re presented with a spectrum of direct and indirect actions to reform social ills. The annual Wetlands Art Tour asks artists and galleries across the city to…Read full article

photo Adrienne Battistella

CHRIS CORNELL (1964-2017)

Whether or not you’re a fan of Soundgarden, by now you’re likely aware of the demise of Chris Cornell and have seen or heard the slew of tributes paid to the frontman made famous during…Read full article


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COMO MAMAS MOVE UPSTAIRS (DAPTONE) The gospel music tradition lives on in many churches across the country, and one of the better examples of that tradition lies in the powerful voices of Ester Mae Wilbourn,…Read full article

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