Working (Without) Prosperity

By Jenn Bentley If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve probably heard that the United States is in the middle of a new prosperous age. Economic growth during Trump’s first year in office is higher than the average annual growth rate for both Obama and Bush’s presidencies. In the second quarter of this…

July 31, 2018
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TEACHER & STUDENT: SAINTS HOPING TO “PASS THE TORCH” AT THE TIGHT END POSITION

By Barry Hirstius – Contributing Writer Among the stand-out performers for the New Orleans Saints thus far through the first week’s worth of Practice at their 2018 Training Camp: starting tight end Ben Watson and the young man who very possibly could take over that role from Watson someday: undrafted rookie tight end Deon Yelder….

July 31, 2018
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Music Review: NIGEL’S DREAM from Tuba Skinny

By Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer I had the fortune, many years back, of discovering Tuba Skinny’s music through a google and facebook search of local New Orleans bands. Playing a range of jazz from the early decades of the 20th Century, Tuba Skinny swings in the hearts, minds and feels of anyone who…

July 31, 2018
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What to do in New Orleans: A Series Pt. 9 – A Walk in the Park

Nolan Storey – Editor in Chief /Contributing Writer There is so much going on in NOLA this weekend (of 07/27/18) that it can seem nearly impossible to decide what to do.  This is the ninth edition of a weekly series in which we here at Big Easy Magazine give suggestions on fun ways to spend…

July 27, 2018
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Events! The Weekend of July 27th – 29th

By Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer  Another weekend is upon us, which means another weekend of events for all New Orleanians! What to do, where to go and what to see will be covered in this triple threat selection for the final few days of July 2018! Sorry to Bother You – Prytania Theatre…

July 27, 2018
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Horticulture of a Healer

Nolan Storey – Editor in Chief / Staff Poet   Her Green Thumb Heals the land she graces, Her open heart, Loves the people she faces. Her laugh, Her voice, Her smile, Lift up the spirits of all the folks. Her flawless sense of style, Is matched only by her wit, Bespoke.   She is…

July 25, 2018
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We are All Green and Gelatinous on the Inside

By Fritz Westenberger – Contributing Writer Drake was not emo. He was a gamer kid, and he was playing his game like nobody’s business. However, he was not succeeding in working through certain emotions. Wilma Sectna called him a creepypasta giant, meaning, he was tall, skinny, and emo. He was not emo. Drake should have…

July 25, 2018
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Neaux Reel Idea: The Lost Lucas, Part 2

By Bill Arceneaux (Lead Content Writer) “In a world where Star Wars epitomizes the commercialization of a film franchise, it can be fascinating to look at Lucas’s original socio-political statements.” – Josiah Berger of Shotgun Cinema I have no doubt in my mind that George Lucas was severely hindered by the popularity of Star Wars. Looking at his…

July 24, 2018
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Statement from Big Easy Magazine’s Publisher: A Defense of the Free Press

By Scott Ploof (Publisher) As publisher of New Orleans’ latest news publication, Big Easy Magazine, I want to take some time to underscore the importance of our free press and defend its integrity. I also want to make a statement defending our democratic institutions in the wake of the Helsinki Summit: Very little discussion of…

July 24, 2018
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Big Easy Magazine’s Top 5 Position Battles to Watch at Saints 2018 Training Camp

By Barry Hirstius (Contributing Writer) The New Orleans Saints begin their 2018 Training Camp this week, with the first padded practice set to take place this Saturday morning at the team’s Practice Facility in suburban Metairie. The Saints are coming off of an (11-5) season and an NFC South Division Championship last year, and will…

July 24, 2018
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