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JEUDI

August 28th

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week ft. Troy Sawyer ($10)

 

Mark Powell: The Sheltering
Maple Street Book Shop, 6p.m.

Southern author reads from his new thriller

 

Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens
Superdome, 7p.m.

Pregame the preseason in Champions Square at 4

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Bug
Allways Lounge, 8p.m.

Darkly comedic play written by Tracy Letts—final performance

 

Bishop Allen
the BEATnik, 8p.m.

Lovable indie pop band on tour from NY ($10)

 

Terence Higgins, Cliff Hines
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Two local powerhouses join forces ($10)

 

1st Annual Positive Hip-Hop
Cafe Istanbul, 9p.m.

Freestyle battle with a $500 grand prize

VENDREDI

August 29th

Mad Decent Block Party
Mardi Gras World, 2p.m.
Ft. A$AP Ferg, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis & more ($45)

 

Friday Nights At NOMA
NOMA, 6-8p.m.

Art historians speak on Hale Woodruff’s murals, plus music by Arpa Quartet

 

Beach Day, Ben Polar One Man Band
Siberia, 6p.m.
Surf-punk from Hollywood, Florida—early show

 

Zephyrs vs. Memphis
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.

Local baseball in Metairie

 

The Producers
Southport Hall, 7:30p.m.

The 80s new wave band, live! ($20)

 

Underdogcentral HeadPhones Release Party
Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

Ft. Lyriqs Da Lyraciss, Dappa, Kaye the Beast, No Suh, Kash Akbar

 

Amanda Shires
Freret Street Publiq House, 9p.m.

Texas singer and violinist (and wife of Jason Isbell)

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Ft. Gravity A’s tribute to the Talking Heads

 

TNM Presents: The Match Game
Shadowbox Theatre, 10:30p.m.

The New Movement resurrects the ‘70s game show for laughs ($8)


Dan Savage: Tulane Has the Horniest College Students


Maybe this explains that whole sugar babies thing. In an interview that went online yesterday, sex advice columnist and Santorum definer Dan Savage told GQ that of all the college campuses he visited for his MTV show Savage U, Tulane is the horniest. Hooray?

 

 

From the interview:

 

GQ: You interviewed students all over the country about sex. What school had the horniest population?

 

Savage: Tulane [laughs]. Tulane, hands down. It might as well be a school in the New Jersey state system.

 

 

At least a fraction of what Savage saw at Tulane was committed to film in episode 10 of Savage U. Highlights from the episode include the student who was reluctant to tell her casual lesbian hook-up about her boyfriend, the student who complained about men always wanting her pee on them, and the student who wondered if girls from well-heeled East Coast families were less likely to have STDs.

 

“What are the odds of getting an STD at Tulane?” the student asked.

 

“Pretty high,” said Savage.

 

In the GQ interview, Savage said that while filming the show on college campuses around the country, “there were a couple folks who we'd start to shoot and have to pull aside. We were like, I know you may be comfortable with this right now, but you're not going to be comfortable with this in five years.”

 

Savage’s assessment of Tulane students aside, Savage U proves college kids everywhere are eager to talk about sex. While not exactly a revelation, students’ willingness to bare their, um, souls on national television might be a result of the online generation’s lax attitudes toward personal privacy.

 

Savage promotes sex-positive thinking, so the intention of the show is never to judge, humiliate, or ridicule. Instead he pulls back the curtain to reveal attitudes about sex that aren’t normally addressed in a public forum. At Tulane, at least according to the episode filmed there, those attitudes range from curious, to embarrassed, to intellectual.

 

“I’ve actually never gone down on a guy before he’s gone down on me,” said one student. “I’m a feminist,” she explained.




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