Prior to the opening title appearing on screen for short documentary All Skinfolk A’int Kinfolk, a brief video clip is shown of a WWLTV debate between three candidates running for Mayor of New Orleans in 2017: Council Member LaToya Cantrell, Former Chief Judge Desiree Charbonnet, and Former Civil District Court Judge Michael Bagneris. The moderator […]
Mardi Gras 2020 fever is spreading across the city, the metro area, and the entire region, as Fat Tuesday quickly and swiftly approaches. Never being ones to “Debbie downer” any local festivities, we at Big Easy Magazine have found some weekend events – some “deep” into Mardi Gras season, some alternative to it – that […]
Friend and local filmmaker Jonathan Isaac Jackson is currently working on a short documentary about the history and culture of the Mardi Gras Indians, a subject that has been done often enough, but perhaps not from the edgy angle we should expect from Jackson. In teasing us on his progress, Jackson posted some footage on […]
In watching the Lost Bayou Ramblers rockumentary On Va Continuer!, I was struck by the effort it took to visit various communities out in the Acadiana bayous. We’re taken on a tour by boat – dropped into the water most carefully by pickup truck – down basins and waterways, into towns and homes deep in […]
Still, something about a haunted house battle between a kid armed with flashlights and a being of darkness is appealing.
Can one be progressive and transgressive? Are these lyrics a joke or a stream of unfiltered consciousness meant to be taken on a deeper level?
Big Easy Magazine interviewed David Baldwin about his case which helped set precedent, Baldwin v. Dept. of Transportation.
It’s a brave thing, to be in front of a camera. The idea of the device adding weight is only as true in the eye of the beholder, as are anxiety and vulnerability. As a performer, you have the audience in mind, sure, but also those on the set: the director, the crew, the other […]
When the big budget adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tome It came out a few years ago, some were taken aback by the box office success, which lead to the film becoming the highest grossing horror of all time. If you consider It to be horror at all. Judging entirely by the movie itself, […]
Paranoize, run by Bobby Bergeron, features interviews and reviews of our underground scene in New Orleans.
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