Dr. Dog headlines show featuring Mac Demarco

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts hosted a one-of-a-kind event Sept. 13, “Lawn of Mann.” Presented by the renowned local rock band Dr. Dog, the musical extravaganza featured not only Dr. Dog, but Hop Along, The Front Bottoms, and Mac DeMarco playing on the Mann’s Skyline Stage. The first… Continued

Franziskaner Weissbier: simple, robust, delicious

Spaten-Franziskaner-Brau is a brewery in Munich that dates back to 1397. It’s just under four centuries shy of being the oldest operating commercial brewery in the world; that title goes to fellow Bavarian brewery Weihenstephan Abbey of Freising, Germany, which opened up shop in 1040. If you haven’t taken a… Continued

Into the Vault: ‘American Graffiti’

Before racing pods over the desert landscape of Tatooine, George Lucas was racing cars over the streets of his hometown, Modesto, California. Over the years of cinematic history, few films have so deftly captured the essence of adolescent life and independence as “American Graffiti,” Lucas’ second directorial effort (the sci-fi… Continued

Abita Brewing Co. offers alternative to Newcastle

New Orleans is typically framed as a city of massive inequality, inadequate natural disaster preparedness, deep-seated institutional racism, obesity and low property values. Generally, a lot of people think it shouldn’t exist. “Why build a city below sea level?” they ask. “A single hurricane could undo all our progress in… Continued