No Daylight – 1

By Adam Albaari – Contributing Writer   *This is part 1 of a 5 part series.   On the morning Zizek contacted me, I’d already noticed the strange emails in my inbox. He told me that I had no concern for alarm, but that I should meet him at, “a coffee shop that doesn’t have…

August 15, 2018
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To Get Her

By Tyree C. Worthy – Contributing Poet     Be Playful But not immature Exude strength But don’t overbear Show interest Nothing shallow though Bond for real Not for nuts Practice faith And lose fiction Don’t say love And live otherwise Shed the weapons. They no longer serve you. Be her protector. Therein lies your…

August 15, 2018
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Empty Circles

By Julia Gene Taylor – Contributing Poet   We perched atop an empty plinth With each other to lean against Lust between our lips Your voice sweet enough   To reach the spot inside of me That ached for something true Didn’t want to get down too soon, But you moved too smooth. Your skin…

August 8, 2018
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She Cannot Sleep: Between Fiction and Friction

  By Nolan Storey – Editor in Chief / Contributing Writer   It’s nearly 2am and she cannot sleep because of a dull throbbing in her head. She can’t let her thoughts rest because they refuse to stop racing. She knows she could take her medication and go through her days sedated like she used…

August 8, 2018
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A Night at Gasa Gasa

By Margaret Marley – Contributing Writer I arrive at Gasa Gasa on Freret Street around 9 pm. This is probably my favorite spot to go when seeking live music, especially because of its ever eclectic band schedule. In the past, I have gotten my music fix here, seeing everything from a 70s throwback band to…

August 1, 2018
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Acting Brando

By Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer Outside of an Elmwood area P.J.’s Coffee, operating the on-board microphone of my Macbook Pro, I conducted the most enjoyable podcast interview I had ever done, before or since. This was several years ago, when the local independent movie King of Herrings was making a festival run. This…

August 1, 2018
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The Religious Liberty Task Force: A Rhymed Response

By Nolan Storey – Editor in Chief / Staff Poet   You have no power here, Death has no dominion, And though as life, you appear, We see through the haze, your lies. You are truly a cage, And to those of us with open eyes, A cage is death.   Freedom is our dominion,…

August 1, 2018
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Gallery Rue Royale: An Artistic Adventure In The Midst Of Essence Festival

By Margaret Marley – Contributing Writer After fighting the pandemonium of downstream traffic, I found I urgently needed a restroom while haplessly seeking parking. All of which proved worthwhile plights and pistons in order to enjoy this unique, convivial day, particularly the opportunity to scope out Gallery Rue Royale, located at 541 Royal St in…

August 1, 2018
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February 1, 2068

By Nolan Storey – Editor in Chief / Contributing Writer I wake up to familiar noises.  Banging, metal crunching against metal.  Men, yelling orders to each other frantically.  The incessant beeping and metallic swerving of the cranes.  My small room quakes periodically when the cranes are directly overhead.  Sighing, I shake the sleep from my…

August 1, 2018
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Swamp du Jour – MAGA ALERT!

By Zac McGovern – Contributing Cartoonist Zac McGovern has been making cartoons for most of his life.  Mostly it has been a way to pass the time and express a wide range of feelings.  He likes exploring oddball characters and making fun of establishment figures and ideas.  While many see cartoons as silly kid stuff,…

August 1, 2018
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