Trump’s Intelligence Officials Unsure About Giving Him Briefings on Russia

Intelligence officials are hesitant to brief President Trump on cybersecurity operations against Russian defenses, fearing he’ll inform Russian officials.

Maximum Potential: Saints WR Tre’Quan Smith Looks to Have Much Bigger Impact in Year 2

It goes without saying that Saints 2nd-year wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith is hoping to have a lot bigger impact in the upcoming 2019 NFL Season than last season.

U.S. Spends Ten Times More on Fossil Fuel Subsidies than Education

According to a recent report released by the International Monetary Fund, the United States spends around $649 billion on subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

Pride on Film: The New Louisiana LGBT Film Festival

Seeking “to hear voices from all members of the LGBT Community and allies,” at the end of June the Louisiana LGBT Film Festival will launch on June 28.

Missing My Daddy, George Price on Father’s Day

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the NolaChic blog. It has been reprinted with permission. Today is Father’s Day, and like some of you, my father is not here on earth, and I miss him dearly. My life is taking me to a place where I know my Daddy would have been to guide, […]

Pro-Life Group Calls for Harassment of New Orleans Restaurants

The pro-birth group Louisiana Right To Life published an article on their website this week calling for Louisiana “foodies” to begin calling and harassing New Orleans restaurants who choose to support a woman’s rights. On Saturday, June 22, more than 50 New Orleans-area restaurants are scheduled to participate in Just Cause – A Boozy Bake […]

Neaux Reel Idea: The Dead Don’t Die Review

All through the movie, there’s this ho-hum calmness and stillness when discussing and investigating the escalating zombie incidents. It’s dry humor.

Modern American Slavery: Trump Style

Would you rather pay someone $11 an hour or $3-$4 an hour, or better yet, nearly nothing at all?

The Vera Report on Ending Money Injustice in New Orleans

In court, you are innocent until proven guilty. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean no jail time.

Neaux Reel Idea: Pause Review

For all of recorded human history, women have mostly gotten the rotten end of the apple – not to make a reference to Adam & Eve, of course. In the Cypress made movie Pause, a middle-aged wife stuck in a painfully tedious, routine heavy, and unloved arranged marriage begins to imagine and yearn for personal […]

Progressive’s Weekend: Fathers, Freedom, and Fantastic Causes

Another work week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! This week is so much more than Father’s Day -and there’s a lot going on, so we’re going to jump right in. The first event we want to highlight is the 2019 True Blue Gala at the Hilton New Orleans […]

Progressive’s Lifestyle: The Not So Skinny Dip

Jaclyn McCabe, owner of the plus-size boutique Jaci Blue is bringing back her plus-size pool party for its second year.

Neaux Reel Idea: Luke & Jo Review

Luke & Jo digs in with surprising revelations and beautifully rendered bouts with faith.

2019 Mini-Camp Takeaways: Saints Offense Could Be #1 Thanks to the Addition of #87

Jared Cook has been one of the stand-out performers during the team’s off-season training activities

Second Line Brewery Meet & Greet with Dr. Tammy Savoie – Recap

With State Congresswoman Stephanie Hilferty’s district 94 seat coming up this year, candidates are racing to reach voters every which way they can.

Taking Back Pride: New Orleans Reflections for Pride Month

The ‘Take Back Pride’ march, was aimed at reclaiming the radical spirit of the first pride, the New York City Stonewall riot in 1969.

Orleans Parish Schools Won’t Install Antimicrobial Filters Due to Low Water Pressure

A plan to install lead and antimicrobial filters at Orleans Parish public schools has hit a snag. It turns out that the antimicrobial filters require much higher water pressure than the Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) provides. According to a report by The Lens, the filters being installed at the schools would require a booster […]

The Most Popular Jewelry Trends Of Today

Women, in general, love experimenting with fashion. We are always trying out new pieces that go best with our body types as well as our skin tones. Be it clothes, makeup, shoes, or even accessories. And in the accessory selection, we have jewelry that adds sparkle to our look. This analogy is evident through a […]

Asylum Seekers Housed at Louisiana Private Prison Named in Abuse Scandal

The expansion of immigrant detention to the WINN facility could allow ICE to hold more than 7,000 immigrants at a time in Louisiana – only Texas has more.

Neaux Reel Idea: Hallowed Ground Review

I normally don’t factor in the crowdfunding campaign when reviewing a movie, but in the case of the Mississippi shot Hallowed Ground, I feel it’s a good place to start. According to IndieGoGo, the film only raised $454 of its $50K goal, something that would severely depress and discourage any filmmaker. Not Miles Doleac, actor, […]

NOAA Predicts Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Will Be Nearly 8,000 Miles in 2019

The Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” will approach near record levels this year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This year’s dead zone will be approximately 7,829 square miles – roughly the size of the state of Massachusets. Each year, NOAA forecasts the size of the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of […]

Louisiana College Professor Quits After School Covers Up Dean’s Misogynist Rant

A professor at Louisiana College quit after the school attempted to cover up a misogynistic sermon delivered by the Dean of the School of Human Behavior.

Just another day in the life of a NOLA Street Performer

Please tip our street Performers, especially if you stop, listen, and take pictures or record them.

Ken Burns and the Importance of Portraying History Through Film

Ken Burns is a prominent name among documentarians. He recently visited Tulane University and discussed a variety of topics.

Permit Applications for CBD Retailers Release June 17

The ATC has announced that applications to sell CBD products will be available on June 17th.

5 Players to Watch at 2019 Saints Mini-Camp

The New Orleans Saints — a team that was only just one very controversial play away from making it to the Super Bowl a few months ago — will conduct their annual Mini-Camp beginning tomorrow morning; at the team’s Practice and Training Facility at 5800 Airline Drive in suburban Metairie. All three practices are open […]

Neaux Reel Idea: I Am Mother Review

I Am Mother is the kind of sci-fi we hope for, causing one to contemplate the world as it is now.

Person Carrying AR-15 Arrested Near Pride Parade Route

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested a person who was carrying what appeared to be an AR-15 near the Pride Parade route on Saturday.

Neaux Reel Idea: Starfish Review

Sometimes, a movie can have too many ideas. Too many things it wishes to convey. Sometimes, a movie can think too smart or highly of itself. Such is the case with Starfish. It’s about the end of civilization. And the death of a friend. And mourning. And memories. And signals. And transmissions. And CG monsters. […]

Progressive’s Weekend: PRIDE Edition

This week, we’re going all out for one of our favorite local events: Pride Fest 2019.

Community Spotlight: Better Off Bowling

If you’re looking for something different to do this summer, you might want to give bowling a try. Better Off Bowling is a national company launching new social bowling leagues in New Orleans this summer. Don’t worry – these aren’t your grandpa’s bowling leagues. Recent studies have shown that 1 in 3 young adults in […]

Neaux Reel Idea: When They See Us: Part 1 Review

When They See Us tells the tale of the Central Park Five, young boys of color who were coerced into confessing to raping a blonde white woman in late 80s NYC.

Multiple Health Crises Break Out Among ICE Detention Centers

Since early March, there have been more than 236 cases of mumps in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers around the U.S.

BLANKET COVERAGE: Together Again, Saints CB’s Lattimore & Apple Ready to Lock Down the NFL

When the New Orleans Saints traded for Eli Apple last October, not everyone was convinced that he would be able to get his NFL career back on track.

Legendary New Orleans Musician Dr. John Has Passed Away

Another legendary local has died. New Orleans and the world have lost another legend. Mac Rebennack better known as Dr. John died this morning. He truly was one of the greatest musicians this city has ever produced. It is a very sad day. — Eric Paulsen WWL-TV (@EPaulsenWWL) June 6, 2019 As reported by […] Petition to “Make it Leah’s Circle”Goes Live

For a few years now, Lee Circle has been statue-less and in need of a new name. Now, we may have a great idea on our hands. A new petition has popped up, wanting to turn the former Lee Circle in “Leah’s Circle”, after the recently passed away Leah Chase, famed New Orleans cook […]

HB 358 Moves to Governor’s Desk, Progresses Medical Marijuana Cause in State

Louisiana has taken another small step towards a viable medical marijuana program in the state. On June 5th, House Bill 358 passed 82-0 and is now sent to the Governor John Bel Edwards for final signage. The bill allows patients to inhale medical marijuana using a metered inhaler, on top of the already permissible ways […]

Flooding in Baton Rouge; Storms Moving into New Orleans

As storms moved through the Baton Rouge area on Thursday, flash flood waters left neighborhood streets looking like rivers, with drivers stranded.

Alabama Mayor Apologizes for Suggesting Murder of Homosexuals

Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers has been forced to apologize for encouraging the murder of homosexuals, among others.

City Urges Residents to Prepare for Potential Flooding

Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s office is urging New Orleans residents to prepare for heavy rain and the potential for flooding through Friday, June 7. On Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) in New Orleans issued a flash flood watch for the greater New Orleans area, citing tropical moisture moving into the area. According to the NWS, […]

Infant Gets Upset by Boat’s Name; Shits Pants

Upon seeing the name of the ship, Trump cried, smearing his orange tanning juice.

Saints Final 2019 OTA Observations: Teddy Might Actually Be READY After All

At yesterday’s OTAs, we got an unexpected glimpse into Teddy Bridgewater’s future, and the results were much better than we expected.

Teachers Win Pay Raise in Baton Rouge

After some behind the scenes turmoil on Monday, Louisiana legislators agreed on a package deal to effectively give public school teachers a raise of $1,000.

Planned Parenthood Declares “A State of Emergency for Women’s Health in America”

In response to the restrictive abortion bans being passed across the country, Planned Parenthood sent out a report declaring a Nationwide Public Health Crisis.

The Truth About Juvenile Crime in New Orleans

This week, New Orleans implemented a strict curfew and a host of other interventions intended to address a “spike” in juvenile crime.

Presented by the People: An Interview with Casey Coleman of Court 13 Arts

Coming soon to a New Orleans movie venue near you will be a new screening series from Court 13 Arts.

Parents want more parental controls over their kids’ internet browsing

The internet is the biggest platform in the world for communication, allowing millions of people to reach out to each other. However, all of that increased interaction comes with potential dangers and negative repercussions as well. The big question is how much parental control is too much? With kids becoming more internet savvy every day, […]

Morganza Spillway Opening Delayed til June 9th

The expected opening of the Morganza Spillway has been pushed back to June 9th, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers announced today. This will be the second time in its history (first being in 2011) that the spillway has required opening. In their release, the Army Corps announced a “slow release” would begin on June 6th, […]

Louisiana Senate-Approved Hemp, CBD Bill “One of the Most Restrictive in the Country”

The fact that a major marijuana and CBD advocacy group has come out against a bill to legalize the growth of hemp and the sale of CBD products in Louisiana should tell you a lot about it. HB491 passed the Louisiana Senate by a vote of 34-2 on Saturday, but not before heavily amending the […]

Neaux Reel Idea: Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review

It’s been five years since our last Godzilla outing, and the blockbuster films that dominate the theaters have never been more powerful, not to mention more expensive and demanding – demanding of audiences for critical success and, of course, for financial riches. Of course, the riches outweigh the successes every time in terms of “importance.” […]

Add Some Progress to Your Inbox
Big Easy Magazine sends weekly emails to keep you informed about what’s going on in our community and beyond.
We respect your privacy.