Le Musée de f.p.c., a historic house museum, is one of the country’s few attractions dedicated exclusively to preserving the material culture of and telling the story of free people of color. The founders of this repository strive through their collection of documents, paintings and decorative arts to present, interpret and preserve the history and culture shared by so many … [Read more...] about Le Musée de F.P.C.
Ambush Magazine Volume 37 Issue 24
Filling the large shoes of a predecessor is a daunting task. History is rife, however, with sequels that equaled or surpassed the original (The Godfather II, The Empire Strikes Back, and Aliens spring to mind). Such is the case at Longway Tavern, where the chef who opened this newish spot to rave reviews was felled by personal issues. This had to be tragic not only for … [Read more...] about The Sophisticated, Second Act at Longway Tavern
(Before you invest three minutes of your life reading this article, you should know that it has nothing to do with Elton John, his movie biopic or his music. This article is about appreciating America’s space program. What?? Yep. Read on.) I should start with a public apology to anyone who was a member of a high school computer or science club between the years of 1984 and … [Read more...] about Thank you, Rocketman!
I am obviously still celebrating Halloween with my choice for the book of the month in November, In fact, it was a great book to be reading over the holiday. Waking the Dead by Samuel Bowling is a Shamanic Medium of Stories of life after death. It is quite a fascinating read and Bowling is an excellent storyteller. I met Samuel at a friend’s house over the summer … [Read more...] about Book of the Month: Walking the Dead
My pick for bartender of the month for November is not only a great friend of mine, but a shining star in our LGBT community, an accomplished performer, and glorified local skank. I am talking about none other that Princess Stephaney. Princess has worked at Mags 940 for a little over six years. Coming from Memphis many years ago, she arrived in NOLA and took … [Read more...] about Bartender of the Month: Princess Stephaney
“The gates are open,” the Priestess said in the din of the back room of her psychic shop on Decatur where, minutes before, she’d told me to scram and grab a drink while she finished her slice of pizza. It had looked like a decent slice. Pepperoni, I think. Because I’m from the Midwest, where pizza is king, and because I tend to be over-polite and presume fault in the face of … [Read more...] about Memoirs of an Authentic French Quarter Priestess
Here we are, approaching the holidays. Do we ever actually ‘approach’ the holidays, or do the holidays kind of sneak up and take over? Although it’s not quite Thanksgiving, we’ve noticed the Christmas movies, the first Christmas trees in stores and malls, or perhaps heard questions like “What are you doing for Thanksgiving?” There are times when holidays bring up … [Read more...] about Survival of the Fittest: Staying Solid through the Holiday Season
Thanksgiving, among many traditions, is a time for football. I don’t know if a game still comes on every year on that last Thursday of November, but it did when I was a kid and, sure enough, my family would have it on in the den. I would see my dad, my uncles and my grandparents cheer and jeer over something on the television, but I could never quite understand what on … [Read more...] about November: Time for Football; Time for Elections
Luke Willis, formerly of the San Francisco Ballet and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, makes his directorial debut with the LGBTQ+ short thriller, The Summer House. Earlier screenings this year included Outfest, The Woods Hole Film Festival with additional showings slated for the Key West Film Festival. Luke discusses his early interactions with the church, excelling at ballet, and how … [Read more...] about Luke Willis Finds the Stage Again with His Directorial Debut of The Summer House
Cabaret at The New Orleans Art Center through Nov. 24 If you haven’t seen Kander & Ebb’s Tony-winning musical Cabaret before (what, not even Liza’s Oscar-winning turn on celluloid?), get yourself over to the Bywater’s New Orleans Art Center on St. Claude for See ‘Em On Stage’s eminently watchable production, officially titled Cabaret (1998 Version), a nod to the … [Read more...] about Trodding the Boards November 19, 2019