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Mar 2017

FULLY CHARGED: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE RELENTLESS MYKKI BLANCO

The creative output of Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. has taken on multiple forms— he’s worked as a model, a poet, a performance artist. In the the past five years, the multifaceted 30-year-old, better known as…Read full article

Feb 2017

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

Jan 2017

ESCAPING DEATH ROW: AN INTERVIEW WITH DAN BRIGHT

As an 11-year-old growing up in New Orleans’ infamous Florida Projects, Dan Bright started selling drugs. It wasn’t long before he was making $10,000 a week. He bought his first car at the age of…Read full article

Nov 2016

BITTER SUITE: IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AIRBNB CITY COUNCIL CHECKS OUT

New Orleans City Council’s recent decision to legalize short-term rentals should be no surprise to anyone paying close enough attention to the slow burn surrounding the divisive issue. People have debated for years about the…Read full article

Reviews

CHUPAME EL DEDO S/T (DISCREPANT) From my first visit, Domino Sound Record Shack has consistently exposed me to some fantastically out-there contemporary interpretations of international folk traditions, and Chupame El Dedo’s self-titled album is the…Read full article

Oct 2016

“I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU CALL IT” – AN INTERVIEW WITH CAKES DA KILLA

Rashard Bradshaw, better known as Cakes Da Killa, was raised in Englewood, New Jersey. He came out to his mom in third grade. As he aged, Cakes used his wit as armor, incidentally honing his…Read full article

Sep 2016

COPS AND CATS: AG PICKS FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL TRUE ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL

  Documentary film fans of New Orleans have good reason to be excited. The second annual True Orleans Film Festival will feature over a dozen motion pictures from all over the world. Selections include both…Read full article

Aug 2016

Slow Dance: An Interview with Colin Roberson

Colin Roberson’s ongoing art project is titled Taxi Dance, a nod to the early 20th century practice of renting dance partners for an allotted amount of time. The exchange of intimacy for money is a…Read full article

Nov 2015

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

Sep 2015

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

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

Jul 2015

Another Round: The Remiss Management of the St. Roch Market

Last month, I explored St. Roch Market’s failure to provide affordable access to basic groceries. Will Donaldson and Barre Tanguis were identified as the duo behind Bayou Secret LLC, the city-designated master tenant of the…Read full article

Jun 2015

Going Hungry at the St. Roch Market

New Orleans’ latest landmark of controversial redevelopment speaks to the crossroads at which the city has found itself, precariously situated between endemic poverty and craft cocktails. The juxtaposition of a fast- food restaurant and a…Read full article

May 2015

Lightning Bolt: Decades of Decibels

In 1994, the same year as Green Day’s Dookie and the death of Kurt Cobain, a two-piece formed in Rhode Island’s tiny city of Providence. Since the band’s inception, Brian Gibson has played bass and Brian…Read full article

Apr 2015

Bad Sport: a Golf Course vs. Nature’s Course in City Park

At a groundbreaking ceremony this past February in City Park, shovels dug into earth that the wildlife of Southeast Louisiana had been steadily reclaiming for nearly a decade. Public officials swinging golf clubs provided photo…Read full article

Mar 2015

The Cost Of Living: First Impressions

Like so many before and after me—uninvited and clueless—I came to New Orleans. My first visit was in March, 2008. I rode around on a shitty  loaner bike, something of a rite of passage for…Read full article