Zac McGovern has been making cartoons for most of his life. He likes exploring oddball characters and making fun of establishment figures and ideas.
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 all the purposely false […]
Want a way to beat the heat in New Orleans this summer? Why not get out and head to one of the city’s amazing museums? New Orleans Museum of Art For the sake of length, we’ll focus on three (and have a few honorable mentions). Let’s start with one of the city’s largest, and perhaps […]
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 a panicky paranoid, the idea of doppelgangers […]
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 a day, evening or afternoon in our beloved […]
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 have you covered. Below are our snack […]
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 no exception.
What’s a good way to spend a weekend in New Orleans? Don’t miss out on Essence Festival.
Charter Schools: Championed as Improving Schools in New Orleans But at What Cost to the Black Community?July 1, 2018
In African-American neighborhoods of New Orleans, there is no question that schools anchor communities. This is a no-doubt-about-it fact of NOLA life. Schools are the polling places during political season. Schools are the festival grounds for celebrations. Schools house the legacies of progress and pride for many generations of local residents! Celebrities and powerful people […]
It seemed more like a party, people bringing grills and alcohol, setting up tailgates to peacefully protest the hateful and bigoted rhetoric from the Westboro Baptist Church. The methodology of the counter protests was very successful, resulting in the church leaving their protest only about 25 minutes after it started when people started singing “Na […]
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