July 2023 Issue
Welcome to your July 2023 issue of ANTIGRAVITY. We begin with a diatribe about the AI takeover (and our obsession with discussing it), enter Cancer season (characterized by deep love, intimacy, nurturance), and clean toaster ovens and sop up shrimp juice with Tips From Theriot. Is your child experiencing eating issues? Jacki Walczak (pediatric occupational therapist) has some tips for meal time. If you’re moving too fast, our Dirt Nerd has some existential lessons gleaned from Sonic the Hedgehog. MaCCNO looks into the inequities of bad City policy à la French Quarter street vendors and cultural overlay districts. In For the Record, we compiled some of the comments from a City Council vote around affordable homeownership standards. Sabrina Stone talked to Jeremy Phipps (People Museum) about finding new sounds for the trombone in this month’s Sound Check.
For features, senior editor Marisa Clogher talked to Tim Heidecker about the balance between absurdity and earnestness, the intersection of comedy and horror, and how to change with the culture. Chris Staudinger spoke with Cory Diane about their newest project mixing sound data from the Gulf (from petro industries to Rice’s whale sounds) with extended piano techniques. Associate photo editor Katie Sikora sat down with Jesse Dayton and Samantha Fish to discuss their new album, Death Wish Blues, working with Jon Spencer, and reliving childhood dreams. Associate editor Mary Beth Campbell talked to queer anarcho-punks Dog Park Dissidents about the recent release of their compilation The Pink and Black Album, their summer tour, and the events of last year’s ill-fated Southern Decadence block party at The Phoenix.
Plus your (un)usual assortment of comics, photos, poetry, and a tarot reading to close it all out.