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The Dewey Decimal Theory

Oh, the trouble with kids today! Is that the lament of an old curmudgeon, or what? There has been a ton of controversy about so-called millennials’ and baby boomers’ antagonisms […]

Talk To Me

Over the past 25 years, I’ve heard a lot of bitching by local musicians and bands about OffBeat’s Best of The Beat Awards, because they aren’t nominated for an award. I’ll […]

New Music Year Awaits

This year has brought a lot of changes to New Orleans. We have a new woman mayor, for the first time in the history of the City. Ms. Cantrell has […]

Mojo Mouth

Why We Do It I’m hoping that you are able to come to OffBeat’s 23rd annual Best of the Beat Awards on January 25 at Generations Hall. It’s the time […]

Who Do You Love?

With the revolution busting men for sexually harassing women, the question has been asked: How do you love someone who’s done something really bad? I imagine this question is considered […]

Social Media Backlash

There’s always been a difference of opinions between generations; that’s existed forever; it’s normal and natural. One of the things I have always loved about OffBeat is that I have […]

Must We Always Win?

I remember a time—not that long ago, let’s see maybe nine or 10 years ago?—when political differences of opinion were not the basis of doing business with someone. That’s changed […]

Sexual McCarthyism

Today (ironically) I woke up to the news that Matt Lauer, co-anchor of NBC’s “Today Show” for 20 years, was fired by NBC News because of inappropriate sexual behavior. Then […]

Which songs say
New Orleans best?

OffBeat’s 30th birthday is in 2018! And to celebrate, in conjunction with the New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration—the Crescent City’s year-long celebration of its 300th birthday—OffBeat wants input from our readers […]

Where’s the Petition?

What Louis Armstrong was to jazz, Fats Domino was to all of New Orleans music. He leaves an everlasting mark. Mr. Domino deserves more than just the obligatory second line […]