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Saints WR Michael Thomas’ Burning Desire for Greatness is What Makes Him #1

There’s sort of a running and underlying joke among NFL fans on the social media website Twitter, that if you really want to provoke or get a response out of soon-to-be 5th year veteran New Orleans Saints All-Pro WR Michael Thomas, the only thing that you need to do is to tell him that he […]

“Immune to Evidence”: How Dangerous Coronavirus Conspiracies Spread

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Stephan Lewandowsky studies the way people think, and in particular, why they engage in conspiracy theories. So when the cognitive scientist from England’s University of Bristol observes wild speculation related to the […]

Many New Orleans Restaurants Aren’t Rushing to Reopen Dining Rooms

Many restaurants across the city have announced that they’re choosing not to reopen their dining rooms.

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Legalization or Decriminalization: Pros and Cons of Marijuana Policy Proposals in Louisiana

The Louisiana legislature continues to move forward in a truncated session due to COVID-19 with just a few cannabis bills on the agenda. Hopefully there will be a special session to deal with the bills that could not be heard in this abbreviated session. Meanwhile, many are wondering why bills that could help create jobs, […]

Joe Biden and Black folks: An aside in three parts

Part one: Let’s get this out of the way Donald Trump must go. His administration has proven to be destructive and divisive. He has courted white supremacists and Wall Street and bedded them together in a ménage à trois of greed, guns, and pu**y grabbing. He has made incompetence look like a skilled artform. He […]

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: Kamara’s Health and Durability Key to Saints Success

Once upon a time and many years ago, the running back position was viewed as the most famous and glamorous position that a Pro Football player could ever play; and the names of some of the NFL’s all-time greatest legends such as Jim Brown, Walter Payton, and Barry Sanders, are a testament to that fact. […]

As Still Perkin’ Enters Second Week of Strikes, NOLA Labor Issues Gain National Spotlight

Baristas and staff at Still Perkin’ have entered their second week of strikes as local labor efforts continue to build momentum and garner national attention.  According to a press release by the New Orleans Hospitality Workers Alliance, on May 13, five employees presented the conditions upon which they would agree to return to work. The […]

Original Art

The Helis Foundation Partners with Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to Contribute to Emergency Relief Grants Program

Artistic Greats Of NOLA, Locked Down And Unstoppable!

Tide Pod Trump Kills Satire: An Obituary

Covid-19 Parable Rewrite of Two Boats and a Helicopter

The Raso Report: Rat King Conquers New Orleans

A Democratic Hoax Gone Viral

December 2019 Edition

Sex in the Big Easy: You are Getting Very Horny, a Guide to Erotic Hypnosis

I lie in bed watching a YouTube video, waiting for the fun to begin. A woman does a voiceover of a still photo of an enticing female backside. I admit it’s having an effect on me. The photo is arty and I am irritated. I find myself annoyed by the length of the video—a daunting […]

Neaux Reel Idea: That Indie Dream

Friend and local filmmaker Jonathan Isaac Jackson is currently working on a short documentary about the history and culture of the Mardi Gras Indians, a subject that has been done often enough, but perhaps not from the edgy angle we should expect from Jackson. In teasing us on his progress, Jackson posted some footage on […]

Neaux Reel Idea: Lost Bayou Review

In watching the Lost Bayou Ramblers rockumentary On Va Continuer!, I was struck by the effort it took to visit various communities out in the Acadiana bayous. We’re taken on a tour by boat – dropped into the water most carefully by pickup truck – down basins and waterways, into towns and homes deep in […]

Contraflow, New Orleans

Of all of the music, artistic expression, and other specific interest-based scenes at Contraflow, it’s safe to say that Fandom is just as much a lifestyle as punk, metal, or indie scenes. Contraflow New Orleans, 2019 was an amazing union of fans of all ages and walks of life.  It is an obsession of certain […]

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