“There he is!” The velvet in Justin Michael Reaux-Colvin’s drawl and rollicking smile, intoxicating as a riverboat ride down the Mississippi, is an inviting welcome on a warm Friday evening. Stepping up to the bar at Beast and Barrel, though his ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM City Life

How many times have you heard someone say, “Yeah, when I was a kid, my mom would kick us out of the house and say ‘don’t come back ‘til dinner’?” Maybe it was even true for you. These days, however, mothers will likely say, “it’s dinner time—turn ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM Shades of Green

He came into the sally port of the jail with an air of confusion, something well-earned since he hadn’t been inside there in longer than anyone—including himself—could remember. “Big Al” had been a cop longer than most people in the intake room ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM On The Beat

In the dark reaches of a futuristic universe, the expansive lands of a poetic fantasy, the eerily familiar dystopian society—what could these fictional settings possibly have in common? If you guessed alcohol, you’re correct. It is often the case ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM Mixology

There’s nothing more satisfying to the human carnivore than watching an even bigger and badder carnivore take down a seemingly helpless prey. In a way, it brings that person down to a more primitive state, like the moment right before that first ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM The Bowl

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