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“…Has No Shadows”: An interview with Travis Bird of Shotgun Cinema

I often find myself pondering on the state of moviegoing in New Orleans. We have some great programming (sometimes overlooked) but there’s always more to do. We have great venues, but not nearly enough (though they’re pretty wonderful). This is Hollywood South supposedly, and yet our film watching and appreciation culture could use some additional […]

Essence Festival 2019: Beyond The Music

The 2019 Annual Essence Festival continues its track of expansion in audience, scope, and influence – both on social and economic levels.  Last years event brought in well over 500,000 attendees and $280 million in city revenue. The four-day event incorporates more of Louisiana’s black and minority-owned businesses via initiatives created by Essence’s new black […]

Camp is Always a Bad Idea: An Op-Ed

Call them what they are and call them out for what they’re doing: they’re concentration camps, and anytime we have them, bad things happen.

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Where Black NOLA Eats: An Interview with Westley Bayas III

To counter this tug towards out of town franchises and chains, the Facebook page and group “Where Black NOLA Eats” has become quite a resource.

Uniquely New Orleans: A Guide to Pothole Farming

In an Uptown street off Magazine, stands a tiny little scarecrow, sitting atop a traffic cone.

Terrytown Lawyer Pokes Fun at Murder of Baton Rouge Icon

One Terrytown lawyer saw fit to use Ms. Sadie’s murder as a joke following the announcement of her death.

Progressive’s Weekend: Summer’s End

Another work week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! Summer vacation is almost over, and many of this weekend’s local events focus on the fast-approaching school year. Time to get ready to hit the books once again, and make that one last push for amazing summer fun. Saturday, July […]

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Progressive’s Weekend: Summer’s End

Progressive’s Lifestyle: The Escape Game New Orleans

Progressive’s Weekend – Essence Fest and More

Progressive’s Weekend: All About the Kids

Progressive’s Weekend: Making a Difference

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Erica Spindler: New Orleans Crime Writer and Mistress of Intrigue

Community Spotlight: The Many Talents of Jarrad McKay

New Orleans Kiss Mouth

Nice for What

In Shadows

Womyn

July 2019 Edition


Neaux Reel Idea (Special Edition): Django Unchained and Blowing Up the Oppressors

With Quentin Tarantino’s latest and 9th feature film, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, releasing later this month, I thought this might be a good time to revisit a portion of his locally shot Southern epic, Django Unchained. For years, the finale of this movie about an ex-slave in the days before the Civil War […]

Sex in the Big Easy: Electric Sex, a Shocking Experience

There is still something of a taboo surrounding wands. They have yet to go mainstream.

The Shark Lady: An Interview with Misty Talley

From Zombie Shark to Mississippi River Shark to Santa Jaws, local filmmaker Misty Talley has carved out a most specific niche in horror and camp storytelling.

“…Has No Shadows”: An interview with Travis Bird of Shotgun Cinema

I often find myself pondering on the state of moviegoing in New Orleans. We have some great programming (sometimes overlooked) but there’s always more to do. We have great venues, but not nearly enough (though they’re pretty wonderful). This is Hollywood South supposedly, and yet our film watching and appreciation culture could use some additional […]

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