About Jim Gabour

Jim Gabour is a film producer, writer and director, whose work focuses primarily on music and the diversity of cultures. His New Orleans novel Unimportant People is available via Kindle.

Articles by Jim Gabour

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Ukraine, Nigeria, Egypt, Syria, Somalia, North Korea: Do we deserve to be happy?

Our Sunday Comics columnist on Mardi Gras 2014 and his experience - rather than pursuit - of happiness

The Ice Age 2014

As New Orleans freezes over our Sunday Comics author reflects upon his personal, ambiguous relationship with ice


Life measured in cats

Our Sunday Comics author describes the felines who have shared his and New Orleans upheavals and adventures in the past thirty years

 


Un autre imbecile, eating

In a rainy Paris our Sunday Comics author finds riches that more than compensate for a failed business meeting

100

Today Jim Gabour sets the type and photographs for his tribute to his centenarian father

 

Religion and grilled octopus

Another culinary adventure from our Sunday Comics columnist who in an unplanned visit to Italy experiences the horror of the Vatican cafeteria and the terror of driving along the Amalfi coast, before happening upon a tranquil and restorative setting.

“Authentic Maya foon”, parte dos

Our Sunday Comics author tantalises us with a story of intense culinary revelation in Mexico 

 

By any other name

A new Sunday Comic from New Orleans on dubious nicknames and moral bankruptcy - on both sides of the law

Vladimir & Barack do the shake

Inspired by the attention given to Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin's shaking of hands on American news networks our Sunday Comics author digs into the cultural archaeology of the handshake

Authentic foon

Authentic FoonOur Sunday Comics author recalls three experiences of intense culinary and self-transportation

Everything

Our Sunday Comics author stumbles upon a single childhood curseword as he gives us his version of everything

Taste of the lash

The strange reappearance of a whip-cracking cowboy from the silver screen leads to considerations on how life is measured in smaller and smaller increments of time from every electronic device.

Scripted

Gator Sunday ComicsA day trip to an interactive museum in a South Louisiana bayou offers our Sunday Comics columnist the chance to sample a different reality

In your ear

A quarter of all e-commerce will be conducted by mobile devices by 2016. Our Sunday Comics columnist, after a repulsive dream, tracks the various intrusions into his life via his phone

Sunday Comics: Die

As six heads of state try and dominate chance in a darkened room, our Sunday Comics columnist takes us on a journey through the gambling culture of New Orleans, introducing us to the characters who ultimately have a lesson or two for our leaders

On auto

steering wheelA momentary blank when driving his own car leads our Sunday Comics author to remember a visit to London and the disorientation experienced routinely by transported bodies

Director to Brad Pitt: “Cue audio for deep-fat cultural self-destruction”

Our Sunday Comics columnist on TV cook Paula Deen's racist comments, the true nature of Southern gentility, and the zombie hordes threatening to climb the walls

Just another poor boy

Our Sunday Comics columnist reflects on the various origins of poor boys

Skewed food & military surveillance: that means six-count shrimp, three-for-one catfish, and two-engine bigeyed bombers

As a storm approaches our Sunday Comics columnist finds himself between the bounties of the Gulf of Mexico, the one-size-fits-all supermarket and the sounds of spy planes overhead

Sex changes, groupies, and drag queens - all in the family

Our Sunday Comics columnist dips his toes into the water and considers the social and sexual flexibility of the parrotfish, finding resonances with his own kind



No control panel

Struck by malevolent storms our Sunday Comics columnist finds the ardour and expense of repairs compounded by the coordinated revolt of machines

Dying and killing, killing and dying

Our columnist explores the language and the headlines of dying and killing, from Tibet to the United States to Iraq. 

Two girlfriends, a Buick, & a flamingo - chapter eight

Buick returns in the final part of Jim Gabour's story from Blue Moons, Texas. (Start from the beginning of the story here)

Two girlfriends, a Buick & a flamingo - chapter seven

Childhood friends Betty Daniels and Matty Sue Franklin - now both widows - are reunited in the public housing projects of Blue Moons, Texas. But Betty's son Buick is still missing in this seventh chapter of Jim Gabour's story.

Two girlfriends, a Buick & a flamingo - chapter six

In the sixth slice of life from Blue Moons, Texas we learn about a certain Estelle Flamingo and a moonlit leap of faith that brought into existence her child, Diana Flatrock, one Fourth of July. Start from the beginning of the story here.

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