I have often heard people blame the levees for the land loss crisis here in Southeast Louisiana. Like they were a curse that starved the wetlands of sediment that originally built this Delta over a period of 3000 years. The word “levee” presumably is French for “raised.” It was the great flood of 1927 which […]
In a democracy, the most important factor in determining who controls power should be the popular will of the people.
It is unfortunate, because of the various “marketing” campaigns of the state and some environmental groups promoting so-called “sediment” diversions, that the general public thinks that if you re-connect the Mississippi River to the wetlands that land will “pop up”. The state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is planning to build two so-called “sediment” diversions […]
Remember when the Fourth of July was a day of family and patriotism? This July 4th is, to be frank, a joke.
While the fourth of July has many meanings for different people, this year is troubling for a lot of transgender and queer people. Following President Trump’s order to ban transgender people to actively serve in the military, it leaves many of us wondering where our patriotism stands. Two months ago, the Department of Defense approved […]
With Quentin Tarantino’s latest and 9th feature film, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, releasing later this month, I thought this might be a good time to revisit a portion of his locally shot Southern epic, Django Unchained. For years, the finale of this movie about an ex-slave in the days before the Civil War […]
I was an employee of the Royal Street Grocery when The Times-Picayune published a memorial piece on my then boss (Robert Buras) and his father, who had initially opened the store. However, there is very much a story worth telling of the surprisingly long time during which Robert neglected his law career in honor of […]
Learning of Big Easy Magazine’s fundraiser, a local revisionist history author who publicly praised Robert E. Lee as a hero cheered on our potential demise.
Yesterday on the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” program, the latest effort to “throw shade” was directed towards Saints veteran QB Drew Brees.
Call them what they are and call them out for what they’re doing: they’re concentration camps, and anytime we have them, bad things happen.
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