Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Devil if you Dare

The Origin of Satan Explored Story and Photos by Natalie Miranda The name drips off the lips of those who are damned to speak it. Like blood, its influence runs  through the veins of different faiths. According to a 2017 Gallup Poll, 61 percent of Americans say they're believers of...

On a Wing and a Prayer

Story By: Silvik Hagopian Aviation has come a long way since the Wright brothers first took flight. Though now incorporated into the cycle of modern day life, few can say they’ve flown or been in an open cockpit biplane. Not chafing away the raw experience of flying, there’s something different about seeing the world 360 degrees openly; feeling the wind...

Clipping the Clippers

NBA stars are constantly in the spotlight. They need to have the newest kicks, the freshest clothes and blinged-out watches; it may as well be a part of the job description. One of the biggest aspects of the overall swagger a player must uphold is “the cut.” If you walk on the court with a bad haircut, you’ll be a...

Breaking the color barrier

Adam Mendelson is no stranger to misconceptions about his race. Strangers seem to mistake him for everything but what he actually is. The issue doesn’t faze him anymore, but just because Mendelson isn’t affected by people’s thoughts doesn’t mean that he is not aware of the negative connotations that come with having darker skin. The reactions he receives are magnified...

Psychedelics in the Modern World

Story By Ray Zandi ...

Behind the makeup of a drag queen

Ebony hair cascades down his shoulders, framing a full make-up face. Peeking through a thick rim of lashes are honey brown eyes. As the shutter sparks, taking another snapshot, the model’s berry stained lips twist at the ends into a smirk. Beneath the femme fatale façade of Ruby Sparkx is Edward Murillo, a man. “Edward is more polite,” Murillo said. “When I’m Ruby...

Rebels with a home

Legends were made in a place tucked away in the hills on Mullholland Highway. The Rock Store is still home to rebels and bike enthusiast alike.


 

One Step at a Time

Story By: Kashish Nizami Wriggling her toes to remove a strand of seaweed, a 20-year-old girl looks out toward the emerald-tinted ocean determined to catch a wave. She studies it for a few moments with her left hand shielding her eyes from the bright sun, before resolving with one swift nod that this time she’s going to do it. She raises...

Weaving a Path to Success

Story by Teresa Leyva Photos by Lynn Levitt   While he was going to school and waiting tables at a local restaurant, Kevin Weaver never expected to become the executive vice president of the iconic label Atlantic Records. His fairy tale story  brings his passion to life. While working one day, a good friend of Weaver’s asked him if he would be interested...

Melrose By Any Other Name

Psychedelic threads and suggestive advertisements bulge like beer bellies on the Fourth of July across 1.3 miles.   If one isn’t familiar with L.A. culture, some may mistake peacocking locals for models and Dr. Seuss inspired storefronts for film sets.   In reality, it is the boulevard between Beverly Hills and Silverlake that is the Los Angeles epicenter of shopping and...