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Recent Issues


All Writing From Sara Pic

Nov 2014

Playing with Pain: NUMB Self-Medicates

“When the dreadful steel was plunged into the breast – cutting through veins – arteries– flesh – nerves… I began a scream that lasted unintermittingly during the whole time of the incision… When the wound…Read full article

Sep 2014

The Roux Spices Up the Burlesque Scene

New Orleanians are a majority people of color, yet they are represented in numbers nowhere near equal in the New Orleans burlesque scene, both as performers and as audience members. Blu Reine intends to change…Read full article

Jun 2014

A Decade of Deadlines : Celebrating and Commiserating with 10 Years of Anti-friends

To put into perspective what life was like in 2004, when Antigravity was launched, here are a few realities the people of New Orleans knew: TwiRoPa was a live and functioning club in the Lower…Read full article

Real Talk: Memorable Moments from Antigravity’s First Ten Years

AG has been privileged to speak with a lot of artists over the past 10 years and have them tell us their stories. Here are some of the most memorable moments as rendered by Osa…Read full article

Apr 2014

Safe Stages: Nuturing Creativity With New Orleans Queer Youth Theatre

The New Orleans Queer Youth Theater (NOQYT), part of the national Pride Youth Theater Alliance, was formed in 2013 by three local theatre-makers, Rebecca Mwase, (Antigravity contributor) Rachel Lee, and Evan Spigelman. I spoke with…Read full article

Feb 2014

Post Modern, Post Coital with An Outopia for Pigeons

What do a pigeon fighting extinction, a panhandling sperm whale and Puritan minister Cotton Mather have in common? They all have a lot of sex with each other in the crazy surrealist world that is…Read full article

Nov 2013

Fringe by Numbers: Year Six of New Orleans’ Most Prolific Performance Festival

The fresh and fearless Fringe Fest is back for its sixth year. This year features 77 shows, at over 30 venues, a parade with performance “hot spots,” yard art, Family Fringe, a free-for-all lounge with…Read full article

Oct 2013

Rock the Oaks: AG Writers’ Picks for Voodoo 2013

Voodoo 2013 or Lollapalooza  ‘95? Hard  to tell with this year’s lineup, which is topped by icons of  the last millenium like Pearl Jam and the Cure. But  hey, those were some golden times to…Read full article

Sep 2013

Sunny Drake: Broken Hearts, Broken Systems

Plunging into the depths of  your own emotional heartaches for artistic inspiration is as old as art itself. But few artists strive to give their lives over to the creative process like Sunny  Drake. He…Read full article

Jun 2013

The Lusty Literature of Esoterotica

Esoterotica stimulates both your upstairs and down with smart, funny and original erotic writings from local authors, including poetry, spoken word, short stories, essays, humorous monologues and even songs. Erotica is defined as “literature or…Read full article

May 2013

Postcards from JazzFest — Weekend One

  FRIDAY The chair people have taken over the field. Today they were nice and let me walk on their tarps. By Sunday tribal warfare will be rampant. Alliances will be broken. Maidens will be…Read full article

Unnatural Acts: Two Shows Wrestle with Sex and Love

Love is a many-splendored thing, sometimes involving clowns and computers. Or maybe that’s just sex. Or, possibly—could it be both? The Elm Theatre explores love in the time of the Internet in The Adventures of…Read full article

Apr 2013

Goodie Basket: AG Writers Pick a Bountiful Bushel at This Year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Break out the wide-brimmed  hats, the sunscreen and the boogie. While hordes of  old dudes from Maine descend upon us clothed in short-sleeved button downs emblazoned with crawfish playing trumpets, it must not be forgotten…Read full article

Mar 2013

Verse & Vice: The New Orleans Poetry Brothel Continues one of the Big Sleazy’s Richest Histories

Though modeled after Storyville, the New Orleans Poetry Brothel sells its clients poetry instead of sex. Started in New York, this is the third incarnation of the Poetry Brothel here in New Orleans. I sat…Read full article

Jan 2013

Enough is Never Enough for Not Enough Fest

Have you had enough of us saying not enough? Not enough of what? So glad you asked! Not enough women and queer people in punk and DIY music in New Orleans, of course. Getting from…Read full article

Spit and Tears: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Work With What They Got

An East Berlin glam-punk singer with a botched sex change operation, the search for a soulmate or the healing freedom in finding wholeness within yourself— however you describe it, Hedwig and the Angry Inch has…Read full article

Dec 2012

Cutting the Fat: Sweeney Todd Goes From Broadway to the Bywater

Maybe you don’t know his name, but you’ve probably heard rumors of “the demon barber” who slits his customers’ throats; their bodies are made into meat pies and sold to unsuspecting diners. The tale of…Read full article

Nov 2012

A Handful of Fringe: Looking Back on NOLA’s Most Eccentric Theatre Fest

Five years ago, scattered sparks were woven together by a community of dedicated performers and arts enthusiasts to form what has become one of New Orleans’ most popular festivals, Fringe Fest. Held yearly, Fringe has…Read full article