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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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Levees: The Cause of Land Loss?

I have often heard people blame the levees for the land loss crisis here in Southeast Louisiana. Like they were a curse that starved the wetlands of sediment that originally built this Delta over a period of 3000 years.  The word “levee” presumably is French for “raised.” It was the great flood of 1927 which […]

Op-Ed: Supreme Court Says Election Rigging (Partisan Gerrymandering) Is Legal

In a democracy, the most important factor in determining who controls power should be the popular will of the people.

Answering 5 of the Biggest Questions Heading Into Saints Training Camp

The New Orleans Saints released their official schedule for their 2019 Training Camp. A total of 12 practices will be open to the general public.

African American Museum Founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph Found Dead in Car Trunk

On Friday afternoon, the body of Sadie Roberts-Joseph was found in the 2300 block of N. 20th Street in Baton Rouge. Roberts-Joseph was known throughout the community as a civil rights activist and the founder of the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African American Museum. “Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace in […]

Progressive Living


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

Progressive’s Weekend: Fathers, Freedom, and Fantastic Causes

Original Art


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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