Op-Ed/Lagniappe

#EnemyOfNone: An Editorial Statement

Statement from the Big Easy Magazine Editorial Board Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The First…

August 16, 2018
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The Red Pelican

By Lamar White, Jr. – Contributing Writer (published with the permission of The Bayou Brief) In June of 2014, as a part of their fact-finding tour of America and after coordinating with a political operative from Texas, Aleksandra Krylova and Anna Bogacheva, both Russian nationals, made a stop in Louisiana, according to the allegations listed…

August 1, 2018
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Spirituality and Kindness

Scott Ploof – Publisher / CEO Drew Varick – Contributing Writer (This is an op-ed piece, and as such does not reflect the beliefs of Big Easy Magazine on the whole. Rather it is reflective of those writing and being interviewed within.) When you see someone on the street who is in worse position than…

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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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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What to do in New Orleans: A Series, Pt. 8 – Beat the Heat in one of New Orleans’ Multiple Museums

Nolan Storey – Editor in Chief /Contributing Writer There is so much going on in NOLA this weekend (of 07/20/18) that it can seem nearly impossible to decide what to do.  This is the seventh edition of a weekly series in which we here at Big Easy Magazine give suggestions on fun ways to spend…

July 20, 2018
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(More) MOVIE EVENTS! Weekend of JULY 20th – 22nd

by Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer Did last weekend’s 24-hour Shudder marathon not wet your whistle? How about our column on FILMTOPIA for this weekend? Not enough? Well not to worry, for there are plenty of flicks to pick from in New Orleans! Three Identical Strangers at The Broad As a fraternal twin AND…

July 20, 2018
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What to do in New Orleans: A Series, PT. 7 – Summer Storms Call for Movie Theater Relaxation

Nolan Storey – Editor in Chief /Contributing Writer There is so much going on in NOLA this weekend (of 07/13/18) that it can seem nearly impossible to decide what to do.  This is the seventh edition of a weekly series in which we here at Big Easy Magazine give suggestions on fun ways to spend…

July 13, 2018
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Movies & Chill: Events for Friday (July) the 13th – 15th

By Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer Our Things to Do piece for this weekend includes new showtimes at The Broad and The Prytania. But, what if you don’t want to travel anywhere? What if you just want to crash on the couch and absorb some on-demand cinema or television? For those so inclined, we…

July 13, 2018
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EVENTS! Weekend of July 6th – 8th

by Bill Arceneaux (Lead Content Writer) Normally, Big Easy Magazine’s weekly rundown features the goings-on all over town. For this week, however, we have chosen to report solely on Essence Fest 2018! As always, when Essence comes to town, it takes over in a big way (as seen in Girls Trip). And this year is…

July 6, 2018
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