Spike Lee’s latest film and condemnation, BlacKkKlansman, isn’t really a comedy. Sure, it’s been marketed as one. Sure, its title brings to mind Dave Chappelle’s infamous/hilarious skit from over a decade ago. And sure, one of the best ways to take away the power of racists is to expose their silly and ignorant nature (which this film does in spades). No, it still isn’t really a comedy.
My goodness, we’ve made it through another week, haven’t we? This computer simulation we call reality keeps throwing us curve ball after curve ball, especially in the city we call big and easy. But, have no fear: Three-weekend events have been selected and sorted out of the collective hat, to put some pep in your step!
Between climate change and oil spills, what was once solid land flourishing with trees is mostly water and mud. Contributing to the problem are the nefarious Nutria, which is where Thomas Gonzalez and crew come into play, collecting $5 per collected tail bounties from the state for reducing the population of these pesky rodents.
For us at Big Easy Magazine, progressivism isn’t something to apologize for – It’s something to be celebrated and acted on. This weekend, here in New Orleans, is Netroots Nation 2018! There’ll be speeches and meet/greets, but for this voter, it’s all about the panels.
Nowadays, if I were to grade myself on a liberal spectrum, I’d be midway between standard Democrat and outright Dem-socialist, which probably makes Our Revolution the best match for me, honestly. No, I’m not a “Bernie Bro”. I voted for Hillary and would make that selection again anytime. As I continue to learn about myself, I’ll make mistakes and successes for sure. But at least I won’t be able to say that I wasn’t looking forward, pressing onward and upward.
Actor John Mese has recently has begun performing a one-act, one-man play on Christian Brando called Wild Son. I thought this would make for a good opportunity to catch-up and learn more on the Hollywood career acting process.
I had the fortune, many years back, of discovering Tuba Skinny’s music through a google and facebook search of local New Orleans bands. Their ninth available album, Nigel’s Dream, now for download on their Bandcamp page, continues their street side fair of jazz performance, albeit with two new exceptions; little to no Erika Lewis and it all sounds right off the record needle.
Another weekend is upon us, which means another weekend of events for all New Orleanians! What to do, where to go and what to see will be covered in this triple threat selection for the final few days of July 2018!
“In a world where Star Wars epitomizes the commercialization of a film franchise, it can be fascinating to look at Lucas’s original socio-political statements.” – Josiah Berger of Shotgun Cinema I have no doubt in my mind that George Lucas was severely hindered by the popularity of Star Wars. Looking at his works before and after, it’s clear […]
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 […]
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