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US Census: Over 26 Percent of U.S. Households Can’t Make Rent This Month, and It’s Getting Worse

According to the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey responses collected July 9 through July 14, 26.5 percent of U.S. adults either missed last month’s rent or have slight or no confidence that they can make their next rent payment on time.

“Who is going to stop me.” Short-Term Rental Tycoon Tapped to Oversee City Regulations

In May of 2020, the Cantrell Administration warned of a major economic shortfall in city government. The City of New Orleans maintained a hiring freeze, reduced trash pickup, and warned that some employees might be forced to retire early. Despite this, the City of New Orleans created a new office – expanding the original deputy […]

Louisiana Detention Facility Mistreats Sick Immigrants as COVID-19 Spreads

A Richwood, Louisiana, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility, run by LaSalle Corrections, has seen a rash of Covid-19 cases. LaSalle Corrections is a privately-owned company that has businesses in Texas and Georgia, as well as in Louisiana.  According to whistleblowers, the Covid-19 outbreak has been handled with lies, deceit, and apathy that goes […]

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Big Easy Magazine’s 2020 Season-Opening NFL Power Rankings

37 wins and 11 losses. That’s the win-loss record for the New Orleans Saints over the past 3 NFL regular seasons, but unfortunately for Who Dat fans that follow the team religiously on a day-to-day basis, their heroes wearing the Black and Gold have had not just one or two but THREE straight heart-breaking losses […]

Study: 1 in 3 New Orleans Children Will Experience Food Insecurity in 2020

A recent study conducted by the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S. found that approximately one in three of New Orleans children will experience food insecurity in 2020, in part due to the coronavirus pandemic.

How to Understand COVID-19 Numbers

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It’s the middle of the summer, and the coronavirus has not gone away. When the pandemic first began, some had hoped that there’d be a lull during the summer, with the heat […]

8 Best Political Podcasts 

  With the 2020 presidential race already on people’s minds, and the November election drawing nearer, it can sound grueling to listen to news pundits moaning and groaning about what’s going on in politics. With commentators giving their points of view on regular broadcasts, just listening to the news stories feels like a full-time job […]

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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