In such a deeply divisive partisan political era, Governor John Bel Edwards deserves a lot of credit for working across the aisle to achieve considerable progress over the last four years. While we understand the concerns from progressives about some troublesome bills signed into law, we also believe that it’s important to not allow a […]
This October, people across Louisiana will have the power to help ease the affordable housing crisis in New Orleans. The Louisiana New Orleans Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Amendment on the ballot would allow the City of New Orleans to (a) exempt a portion of a property’s assessed value, (b) exempt the full assessed value […]
When you are a gay man, especially a gay man of my generation, you learn early that you are not like most of the other people around you. It can be a scary, lonely feeling in the beginning. Because everybody else knows it too. Even your parents know it. There is always this unspoken word […]
Ever since Drew Brees came to New Orleans, he has been a hero to me. The last thing my publication and I wanted to do was to defame an American hero. For the record, we don’t believe we have defamed him. Drew Brees has always shown class, dignity and respect in all of his encounters […]
I’ve been a Saints fan for over a decade. I was never a big NFL fan, preferring watching my UVA Cavaliers snatch defeat from the jaws of victory year after year in the ACC. What turned me on to them was the culture around the Saints, and New Orleans itself. When the Saints won the […]
As part of an effort to promote brand awareness and raise revenue for Big Easy Magazine, we have officially launched our e-commerce store, Uniquely New Orleans. Our brand’s tagline and official trademark is “Unapologetically Progressive, Uniquely New Orleans.” The store is more focused on the uniquely New Orleans aspect of our brand, but also includes […]
New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase passed away on Saturday, June 1, according to a statement released by her family. She was 96.
Publisher Scott Ploof tells the story of how Big Easy Magazine came to be, and the inspiration behind the work that we do.
At the time of this writing, our GoFundMe campaign is at just over $500, meaning we’re a long way to the $10K goal. A long way, that is, unless we can keep the heat up! And in New Orleans, we know all about living and thriving with heat. Roughly one year and some change ago, […]
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