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Roux, Racism, and Reality

The Civil Rights Dream is deja vu in the Deep South. In Louisiana we have great food, good drinks, and nice racism. The kind of racism that manifests itself in the, “you are nice looking for a black boy,” way. The kind of racism that admits, “I have black friends.” We have cultivated on the […]

The Tangled Tale of Trump’s TikTok Ban

Trump’s attempted TikTok ban has been a tale full of twists, turns, and totally asinine Trumpisms. It all started with some anti-Chinese sentiment.  Since ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, is a Chinese company, Trump feared that the data they were collecting on the 165 million TikTok users in the US, was being fed to the Chinese […]

City Council Unanimously Votes to Ban Use of Tear Gas on Protestors and Halt Proposed Construction of Phase III Jail Facility

The vote follows the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition’s months-long push to ban the use of the chemical weapon and years of advocating against jail expansion. New Orleans, LA, September 17, 2020—The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) has put out the following statement after today’s City Council meeting, where council members unanimously voted to […]

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Roux, Racism, and Reality

The Civil Rights Dream is deja vu in the Deep South. In Louisiana we have great food, good drinks, and nice racism. The kind of racism that manifests itself in the, “you are nice looking for a black boy,” way. The kind of racism that admits, “I have black friends.” We have cultivated on the […]

Essential Gear for an Exciting Cold-Weather Vacation

Summer may be on its way out for the year, but there’s still plenty of fun and adventure you can have during the colder seasons. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, venturing through snow-covered campgrounds, or simply curling up by a cozy fire, cold-weather vacations are a great way to make the most of fall and […]

“The American People Should Have A Voice” and Other Lies Republicans Said About Obama’s 2016 Supreme Court Nomination

In 2016 the Republicans took a stand after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death, declaring that they would not approve Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. They stated that there was a “precedent” of not accepting Supreme Court nominees during election years, and they wanted to give the American people a voice in deciding […]

New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers: 5 Bold Predictions

The (1-1) New Orleans Saints will be looking to bounce back from a poor performance in their previous loss from last week, when they host their long-time conference rivals from the NFC North Division — the (2-0) Green Bay Packers — in Week #3 of the 2020 NFL Season this coming weekend on NBC Sunday Night Football. Two […]

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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