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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. 


Film Review: Captain Underpants



Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is based off the children’s comic book series from the turn-of-the-century (the 21st century, obviously). As children’s books, it is chalk full of fart and toilet jokes — humor perfectly tailored for its prepubescent readers. The story lines throughout the 12 books have elementary themes of friendship and basic morality, ideas that fit the maturing mind of a child. These are great for a child to laugh at the incredibly juvenile jokes, pun fully intended, but lose all entertainment value as the reader ages. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but shows its roots as solely children’s entertainment. The film does not stray far from the source material: It is full of Uranus jokes and quips about gross names. This is not necessarily a poor decision; it pleases its target audience, and not much else, due to its one-dimensional perspective.


Louisiana Fifth Worst State in the U.S. for Working Fathers, Study Says


Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday (6.18), a ranking of the best and worst states in America for working dads was released this week. Though Louisiana was ranked the second worst state in the U.S. for working mothers, patriarchs in the Boot don't fair much better. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing the fifty states and the District of Columbia on key criteria like childcare costs and average mens health. Louisiana ranked the fifth worst state in the study, beating out New Mexico (48), West Virginia (49), Nevada (50), and Mississippi (51) for quality of life for fathers. 


Horoscopes for Week of June 12th



Neptune transiting Pisces, and there until 2025, is not to be taken lightly. Neptune in Pisces reminds us that there is a divinity/god/higher power worth surrendering to. Neptune stationing retrograde in Pisces reminds us that we need to honor that same divinity which flows within us if we are to experience external shifts that allow us to step into our power more and more. 


Horosocopes for the Week of June 5th



This week starts bitter, gets sweet, and culminates in a bitter/sweet full moon in Sagittarius on Friday.
 

NOLA LORE: The Turk and The Massacre



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 haunted horrors of the Sultan Palace in the French Quarter. 


Google Reveals Most Misspelled Word in Louisiana


Louisianans, what’s the word for the long-necked animal? If you answered anything other than 'giraffe', then you’re not alone.


Horoscopes for Week of May 29th



Are you rooted? Are you grounded? Are you stable? Are you resilient? These are not rhetorical questions. Both Uranus and Saturn are taking us on a wild ride this week, and if you haven’t found ways to stay grounded during this extremely trying time, you may end up with a case of psychic whiplash.

 


Petrificus Totalus, Donald Trump

Witches Cast Spell to Bind the President



According to a magic spell gaining momentum across the U.S., the text at the end of this article serves as an incantation aid to bind the current U.S. President. New Orleans, along with multiple cities across American joined together in a mass binding spell this past Tuesday (May 23rd) in an effort to figuratively tie the hands of President Donald Trump.


Horoscopes for Week of May 22nd



This week is rather gentle astrologically speaking, thank goodness. All the action happens on this Thursday (5.25) with the New Moon in Gemini and Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. Any New Moon is a time to set intentions, get back on track, and check-in. New Moons are also a time for beginnings and renewals. If there is something you are trying to call into your life, the day of the New Moon is when is when it is most auspicious to do so.

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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Alexis Manrodt

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Linzi Falk

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B. E. Mintz

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