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Naughty Professor is Here to Teach You a Thing or Two



Naughty Professor dropped their long-awaited, collaborative album Identity on Friday (6.23). That same night, the local future-funk faves threw down at Tipitina’s for Free-Music-Friday to commemorate their versatile, 12-track effort. Anyone familiar with the group's work will notice a major transformation, which includes a comprehensive inclusion of technical and theoretical envisioning contained in a free-flowing, organic discourse. That, plus damn fine funk.

 

NoDef spoke with NP's drummer, Sam Shahin, just two days before the official release of Identity to discuss the new album, their roots, and the potential for the band.

 


Horoscopes for Week of June 26th



Neptune continues to shower us with its magic this week and we have a beautiful opportunity to begin manifesting the work that has come up over the last few days since the new moon in Cancer. Whether you set an intention or not, allow what you feel passionate about and what is on your mind to guide you, your instinct is more on point than any astrologer could be.

 


The Greatest Swing

Uptown Swingers Social Aid & Pleasure Club



Photos by Brandon Robert

 

The Uptown Swingers Social Aid & Pleasure Club stepped out on Sunday, marking one of the final walks as the annual second line season winds down. The procession wound around Central City, hit part of Uptown proper, and saw the group strut back to the hallowed second line ground along Washington Ave., Dryades St., and ultimately disbanded on Eden St. 


Promotin’ the General Welfare

New Orleans, Toward Becoming A More Sustainable City



“It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature” was the ominously comical punch line delivered by the mock-maternal figure in Chiffon Margarine commercials of the 1970s.

 

For the folks living in denial regarding rising sea levels and similar issues related to climate change, maybe the message should be, “It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature.”


NOLA Lore: The Rougarou

The Werewolf of the Bayou



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the Rougarou, the werewolves of France and Louisiana. 


Astro Forecast: New Moon in Cancer

Brave Enough to Do the Work of Getting Free



Friday’s New Moon occurs in Cancer at 9:32PM CDT. Cancer calls for compassionate interpersonal connections, room for drama, holding space for our feels, tenderness, honoring our ancestors, and connecting with our intuitions. Cancer is one of the major healers of the zodiac and is one of the major leaders of the zodiac. Things tend to pop off when it comes to Cancer, and this New Moon does not disappoint in that regard.

 


The Price Tag for Health Care

What the Senate GOP Health Care Bill Means for Louisiana



On January 12th, 2016, John Bel Edwards sat down at his desk on his second day of office as Governor of Louisiana. His predecessor Bobby Jindal had depleted the state budget (which prior was experiencing a rare surplus) to a $2 billion deficit. Edwards signed an executive order to allow an influx of $184 million in federal dollars to the state economy, as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA had been passed, Louisiana was subject to it, Jindal just refused to accept the money. As Edwards said, “the easiest decision I will ever make as governor.”

 


Who Comes Next?

Paul Trévigne: From L'Union to Plessy v. Ferguson



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about the South's first black newspaper editor, Paul Trévigne.

 


Dad to the Bone

Perfect Gentlemen and Dignified Achievable Men & Women Second Line (Photos)



The annual Father’s Day second line was put on by The Perfect Gentlemen’s Social Aid & Pleasure Club along with The Dignified Achievable Men & Women Social & Pleasure Club (DAM). The paraders strut through Central City, stopping along the way for refreshments and “street-meat” straight-off-the-smokers that are resting on the backs of various pick-up trucks. The event featured TBC Brass Band, and started and ended at the historic Gladstone Bar & Lounge.


Horosocopes for Week of June 19th



This week we bloom in the abundant daylight of summer solstice. We attune to Mother Nature and her bounty and unite, even if for a moment, with vibrations that call us to shine and be free. It is in Cancer’s amniotic waters that we find the divine power to (re)birth ourselves into the primal perfection that runs deep within us, that perfection we cannot shake even if we try. It is in the sun’s vibrant light we fully let go of winter and step into our most radiant selves.


NOLA Lore: Zack and Addie

A Hurricane Katrina Murder Mystery



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and sometimes unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the star-crossed lovers of the French Quarter, Zack and Addie. 


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