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Contemplating the Factors: Shocking COVID-19 Rates in Louisiana

    Although COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, Louisiana has somehow fallen victim to the fastest growing rate of confirmed cases. We know how easily it spreads, and numbers have skyrocketed in the past weeks. As test distribution increases, case numbers are bound to go up, but deaths from the virus have risen too. […]

The Color of a Pandemic: COVID-19, Poverty, and Race in New Orleans

(Publisher’s note: The report referenced in the opinion piece was released by The Data Center in May 2018. The report was titled “Advancing Health Equity in New Orleans: Building on Positive Change in Health.)  When the word of the Coronavirus first made its way to the ears of many black people, it was met with […]

Local Nurse at UMC Shares Troubling Conditions During Covid-19 Pandemic

(Note: Out of respect for the author’s privacy, the author requested to use a pseudonym byline. The author is a Nurse and the content of the Op-Ed is 100 percent accurate. Updated as of March 27, 2020 at 2:08pm to include Publisher’s note.) I am a Registered Nurse at University Medical Center in New Orleans. […]

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Logjam in Commercial Testing Partly Explains Massive Increase in New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases According to Governor Edwards

On Thursday, Louisiana reported a significant 42 percent increase in newly confirmed cases (2,726 new cases) over a one day period bringing the total above 9100. However, the Governor also urged caution, noting that the huge spike in new cases did not necessarily represent a growth in the spread of the disease, but rather a […]

Sliver Lining of Pandemic May Encourage Society to Prioritize Life Over Profits

If nothing, the silver lining that may come from this is people start acknowledging that their public health and livelihoods are more important than economic gains. Our hearts make it rich, not the dollars that bolster our global economy. Of course we can have a reasonable balance at some point in the future but we […]

Hang In There: Millennials and Mental Health in a Pandemic

Social distancing and the halt of normal activities are unquestionable necessities while in the thick of COVID-19. In order to return close to normal anytime soon, we must practice physical separation and sacrifice pieces of our daily routines. There is no sight of when we might be able to go back to work, go out […]

Contemplating the Factors: Shocking COVID-19 Rates in Louisiana

    Although COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, Louisiana has somehow fallen victim to the fastest growing rate of confirmed cases. We know how easily it spreads, and numbers have skyrocketed in the past weeks. As test distribution increases, case numbers are bound to go up, but deaths from the virus have risen too. […]

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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