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Buku Point/Counterpoint

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

If you were to look at any given picture of me, you’d probably be able to guess that EDM and hip-hop are not my favorite genres. However, I consider myself to be open to all styles of music, so when I got the opportunity to go to BUKU on Friday, March 10, I saw it as an opportunity to expand my hor...

Young Thug a no-show at BUKU, Lil Yachty kills

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

I did not expect much from my first experience at the BUKU Music + Art Project festival. I’ve been to some of the bigger festivals in the south, including Austin City Limits and Hangout, and I knew this was not a massive draw for festival fans.   Since this was first an EDM-centered music l...

The Seed of New Orleans

Matthew Ramos, Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

New Orleans has grown into a hub of multicultural lifestyles. Veganism, in particular, has been a lifestyle that has grown exponentially recently. To respond to this change, Seed, a vegan- and eco-friendly restaurant opened a few years ago “to grow a fresh and sustainable dining experience grounded in N...

Flaming Lips Release New Album Oczy Mlody

Lones J. Gagnard, Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Flaming Lips have recently released their fourteenth studio album, “Oczy Mlody” (which means “eyes of the young” in Polish), and as strange as using a Polish translation as an album title is, the music gets even stranger.   When the Flaming Lips began work on this album, it is worth noti...

An interview with BUKU founder Dante DiPasquale

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

CW: Chris Walker—Driftwood Editor-in-chief DD: Dante DiPasquale—Co-Founder, Winter Circle Productions, BUKU Music + Art Project CW: How did the idea of BUKU come about? DD: We wanted to create an event that celebrated some of the new music and art scenes that were bubbling up in New Orleans; ...

“Security:” one of 2016’s biggest literary letdowns

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“Security,” a novel written by Gina Wohlsdorf, tells the story of the Manderley Hotel, a brand new state-of-the-art complex on the Santa Barbara beach containing one of the world's most advanced security camera systems. The novel’s protagonist, hotel manager Tessa, is a headstrong, career-fo...

Sting: Dad rock that will kick your ass

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Former Police frontman, Rock-and-Roll Hall-of-Famer, and dad-rock royalty Sting made his way to the Lakefront Arena the Wednesday before Mardi Gras, marking the first time the English musician returned to the arena since June of 2010. The event was particularly of note to the University of New Orlean...

Book sheds light on African vs. African-American experience

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Those familiar with Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” need no introduction to the program’s current host, South African-born Trevor Noah. Replacing John Stewart in 2015, Noah instantly cemented himself as one of comedy’s rising stars overnight. His recent book, “Born a Crime: Stories Fr...

Federal level arts cuts may affect NOLA

Carly Zimmerman, Contributor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Trump administration recently announced it is considering elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This revelation, as well as those concerning major funding cuts for many other government entities, is in an apparent effort to reduce overa...

59th Grammys more platform than performance

Matthew Ramos, Contributor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The 59th Annual Grammys got a lot of hype this year because of big names like Adele, Twenty One Pilots and Beyonce attending.   James Corden was this year’s host. He’s debatably irrelevant, having only performed music in the realm of musical theater and his own talk show, but did quite w...

Latest Reaves offering is Wick-ed fun

Brandon Melerine, Contributor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“John Wick: Chapter 2” is the exciting continuation of the “John Wick” series. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is an expert marksman and fighter who is fighting for vengeance. Reeves, a man of very few lines, is an absolute star in the movie, delivering his few lines with such anger and passion at ...

Animated Oscar noms don’t fall short

Emily Mack, Contributor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

An often overlooked and underseen category of the Academy Awards is animated short films. The local public was given a peek into art rarely seen when Prytania Theatre screened the films nominated in this category.   Typically, Pixar has the most memorable animated short films, but this year, ther...

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