Amy Schumer Crashes Mardi Gras Practice in Audubon Park

Amy Schumer is definitely a Mardi Gras fan. On Monday, Schumer shared two clips of herself dancing along a group of people during a Mardi Gras practice in Audubon Park. “Sometimes in New Orleans you have to join the practice,” Schumer posted. View this post on Instagram Sometimes in New Orleans you have to join […]


Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Candidacy

In an email to his supporters on Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) officially announced that he will run for president again in 2020. “I am writing to let you know I have decided to run for president of the United States,” Sanders wrote. “I am asking you to join me today as part of an […]


Alabama Newspaper Editor Says KKK Should Lynch Democrats

The editor of a small-town newspaper in Alabama thinks the Ku Klux Klan should “night ride again” to Washington DC.


STAY OR GO? In the End, Loyalty Should Keep Mark Ingram in a Saints Uniform

Yes, the New Orleans Saints need to re-sign Mark Ingram — and then try to win the Super Bowl together not only next season but for as long as he remains.


Mayor Cantrell Issues Statement on Sunday Shooting

On Monday afternoon, Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a statement regarding the shootout between police and a robbery suspect in the downtown area.


Wisdom From the Past: 10 Founding Presidential Quotes for Today’s America

Although President’s Day was originally set aside to honor George Washington’s birthday, today, it’s used to honor all U.S. presidents. With that in mind, Big Easy Magazine has gathered together quotes from the country’s first presidents that are relevant in today’s America. “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be […]


Anthony Davis: Still Here

With the request of a trade by AD, happening in the same week as the Saints were denied a spot in the Super Bowl, it was like pouring salt into an open wound.


It’s the symptom, not the cause (Part III): Brad Pitt and the Make it Right Foundation

Author’s Note: At Smith College last semester, my classmates and I had free reign over our final projects for the last American Studies seminar required for the major. Being in love with New Orleans and interested in longform journalism, I naturally gravitated towards something combining the two. Fortunately for me, around the time we were choosing […]


Donald Trump Asks About Retribution Against Networks After SNL Skit

Early Sunday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted declaring “the rigged and corrupt media” an “enemy of the people” once again.


The Progressive Gamer: Dead Cells – The Best Miserable Experience You’ll Ever Have

As the game abuses you over and over again, it’s so much fun, you keep coming back for more.


Opinion: We Are All Socialists

When President Donald Trump delivered his state of the union address, he said that America would never be a socialist country. To the contrary, America has always had elements of socialism layered with capitalism. Yes, our country fosters free markets, but the wheels of the economy wouldn’t spin as efficiently as they do without government […]


Loyola University New Orleans Launches Low-Cost Mental Health Clinic

Loyola University New Orleans has opened a low-cost mental health clinic hosted by the university’s Department of Counseling.


Trump Declares National Emergency

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to secure funding for the border wall.


9 LSU Frat Members Arrested, Chapter Closed Over Alleged Hazing

Nine members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity chapter at Louisiana State University have been arrested for multiple hazing incidents. Charges against the young men include felony attempted battery, false imprisonment, felony battery, and criminal hazing. On Thursday, the university issued a statement, saying: “This type of behavior is unacceptable and at complete odds with what […]


Weekend Picks: Let’s Get Ready for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is getting into full swing with parades running every day this weekend! Come on out and get your Mardi Gras off right.


Guest Post: Feeling the Bern – Pt. 1

This is part 1 of a 2-part personal account of the events leading up to, and following, the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination of Hillary Clinton.


Progressive’s Lifestyle – It’s Allways Funny (Comedy at the Allways Lounge & Cabaret)

The Allways Lounge & Cabaret is on a bustling corner of St. Claude Avenue that has throngs of people spilling from the bars even on slow nights.


President Trump to Sign Funding Compromise, Will Declare National Emergency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that President Trump plans to sign a compromise border security bill but will declare a national emergency.


How to Spend Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

Valentine’s Day falls during the Mardi Gras season and it’s just another reason to celebrate. The day is jam-packed with lots of things to do with loved ones.


Community Spotlight: The Alley

Entering The Alley feels a lot like finding a lost oasis. If you’re not looking for it, you might miss it.


Neaux Reel Idea: Donnybrook Review

Donnybrook may not be subtle always, but it is American through and through, for better and worse.


THE LATE BLOOMER: Why the Saints Should Target Steelers’ Back-Up TE Jesse James in 2019 NFL Free Agency

While it would be accurate to say that James isn’t what you’d consider a household name , he still has managed to make his mark since coming into the NFL.


Zulu: “Our Traditional Makeup Is Not Blackface”

On Wednesday, Zulu released a statement attempting to clear up comparisons of their traditional makeup to blackface minstrelsy.


Trump “Not Happy,” But Will Sign Deal to Avoid Shutdown

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that he is “not happy” with the border deal but intends to sign it.


No Revote on Entergy Plant, Council Considers $5M Fine

Three members of the City Council issued a statement indicating that a vote repealing the approval of the Entergy plant is unlikely.


Why Your Tax Refund Is Lower This Year

In late 2017, Republicans passed the largest overhaul of the tax code in 30 years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cut individual income tax rates and doubled the standard deduction. This means many people saw their take-home pay jump. However, that jump came back and hit many families at tax time, especially if they failed […]


In Shadows

Don’t tell her she’s broken. She already knows it. Don’t tell her she’s pretty. She’ll never believe it.


Taboo – An Experiment in Prostitution

I wanted to meet men, and I did – through Craigslist and newspaper personals ads. All was going well until one guy said, “You could make money doing this.”


Big Easy Magazine’s 2019 Saints Mock Draft 1.0

The New Orleans Saints still have a few holes on their roster that need to be addressed, specifically at TE, DT, WR, O-line, and at safety.


Pushed Out: The Changing Demographics of New Orleans

According to The Data Center, in 2017 there were 91,274 fewer African Americans living in New Orleans than there were in 2000.


It’s the symptom, not the cause (Part I): Brad Pitt and the Make it Right Foundation

Author’s Note: At Smith College last semester, my classmates and I had free reign over our final projects for the last American Studies seminar required for the major. Being in love with New Orleans and interested in longform journalism, I naturally gravitated towards something combining the two. Fortunately for me, around the time we were choosing […]


Grammy’s Red Carpet: Artists Show Off Pro-Trump Fashion

The Grammy’s red carpet is often a place artists choose to make bold fashion statements. However, it’s rare that those bold statements are also political.


Amy Kloubchar Announces 2020 Run

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar announced on Sunday that she is joining the growing field of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential nomination.


Senator Elizabeth Warren Announces 2020 Run

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy for President of the United States on Saturday. 


5 Uniquely New Orleans Pizzas to Try for National Pizza Day

This National Pizza Day, why not break away from the usual and try one of these uniquely New Orleans pizzas?


Progressive’s Weekend: Celebrating Diversity

The best thing for us to celebrate at a time when forces seem aligned to divide us is our diversity.


Neaux Reel Idea: The Lego Movie 2 Review

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part keeps the pace going by following the same beat and pulling on similar heartstrings.


Progressive Lifestyle: Down with DTC? Yeah, You Know Me

Showcasing an eclectic presentation of locally made movies, DTC looks to bring what the Southshore is all too familiar with to an area crying out for more.


Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Restrictions – Temporarily

  On Thursday, the Supreme Court blocked Louisiana from enacting a law that would have shuttered abortion clinics across the state. According to many women’s groups, only a single doctor would have been allowed to legally perform abortions under the law. In the 5-4 decision, the Court stated that the restrictions must stay on hold […]


New Orleans City Council Resolves to End DA’s Practice of Jailing Victims

On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council approved a resolution calling for the DA to end the practice of jailing victims.


Why Blackface Is Such A Big Deal

Most people are aware that donning blackface is considered offensive and racist. But many are oblivious to the reason why.


A Few 2019 Free Agent Targets for the Saints on Defense

We’re taking a quick look at the free agent players on defense the Saints might target when the 2019 NFL Free Agency period officially gets underway March 13th.


House holds gun violence hearing; Republicans leave after 15 minutes

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on gun violence in 8 years. Since the last hearing, which was held in 2011, hundreds of people have been killed in mass shootings across the nation: Sandy Hook Elementary – 26 killed Route 91 Harvest Music Festival – 58 killed Washington Naval Yard – […]


Womyn

A poem from Nolan Storey’s latest work, “Damning Love.”


New Orleans: Exploring Over 300 Years of Black History

There’s no better time to explore some of New Orleans history and the city’s culture than Black History Month.


SOTU: The Showmanship of President Trump

For a President who values image and showmanship above all else, Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address likely feels like an absolute success. 


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Week 1: How Teens Handle Rejection

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an initiative created in 2010 by Congress to help raise awareness about this pervasive problem.


Neaux Reel Idea: Buddies Review

It’s incredible to know that films like Buddies, taking chances on difficult and taboo topics, were made during their urgent eras.


Will Next Season Be Brees’ Last Chance to Win Another Super Bowl?

Sean Payton will do everything to help the Saints get back to the playoffs next season. But will it be their last chance with Brees as starting quarterback?


Bringing Awareness: An Interview with Trinese Duplessis

Every 7 minutes in the US a child will be bullied. Only 4 in 100 adults will intervene, and only 11 percent of the child’s peers might do the same.