On October 22, 2018, Big Easy Magazine hosted a forum with the progressive candidates vying for Louisiana’s 1st and 2nd congressional seats.
On October 18, Mayor Cantrell’s office announced in a press release that they filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for their role in creating the opiate crisis.
An apparent burst pipe disrupted the 500 block of Washington Street on the afternoon of October 10.
I’m at a meeting in the middle of Tulane’s campus, where I collapse (a doctor tells me it’s dehydration, but I’ll just assume it’s the power of the Lord), while a presentation rages on about, what else, Brett Kavanaugh, who has now become way more a part of my job than I would like. […]
I recently attended a program, “Institute for Faith and the Public Square” (IFPS) at the New Orleans Theological Baptist Seminary, Leavell Chapel. IFPS is known for tackling many current theological, legal, and philosophical topics with programs on race, sexuality, et al. The event I attended IFPS Conference 2018 – Immigration: Balancing Compassion, Security, and Jobs. […]
Welcome to today’s first and (likely last) edition of Big Easy Magazine’s Mike Mauls the Movies, where I ask and even sometimes answer the burning questions, “When is a good time to disembowel someone on film, and when is it more of a faux pas? Is it okay to kiss your sister if it’s sci-fi? […]
My interest in libraries dimmed with time. They were a place for me to grab some books and return them (often with steep fines). With Netflix, Spotify and Amazon, especially its Kindle Unlimited service available to me, libraries seemed to be obsolete. And like any self-centered person, I assumed if they were obsolete for me, they would soon be obsolete for everyone else as well. The reality is otherwise, and for me, quite surprising.
There’s a segment of the entertainment industry that a lot of people don’t want to talk about, and it is the part of the service industry that attracts a great deal of tourism and business conferences: the strip clubs. It’s the same for many cities, but for such a small city, New Orleans has a large number of them, and not just on Bourbon Street.
In June of 2016, Entergy closed its steam electric Michoud plant at 12550 Old Gentilly Road, after being in commercial production since 1957. Entergy decided they wanted to build another plant in the same place, using the same resources. In a world that’s turning towards wind and solar, Entergy decided to go with natural gas.
“I spent years dealing with needle dens, and crack houses burning on my block, bike thieves, cleaning the hood—literally picking up needles—only to have some of those very places become STRs. I miss the junkies.” – David Roe, New Orleans resident As you can see, people have strong feelings about the proliferation of Airbnb. For […]
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