Friday, December 9, 2022

Divine Intervention2


Jeremiah Johnson's past led him on a journey to step out from the dark and into the light through Skid Row.


‘Astrologer to the stars’ and back

by Chelsea Westman Dan Khoury stands with attendees before he teaches his class at the Carroll Righter Astrological Foundation in Hollywood, on March 12, 2019.  A hand-crafted astrological natal chart at the Carroll Righter Astrological Foundation in Hollywood, on Feb. 26, 2019.  Jack Taube teaches a beginning astrology class and speaks about his...

Age not an issue for couple

The Santa Monica home that overlooks the place where Don Bachardy and Chris Isherwood first met is filled with an array of color, drawings, sculptures and paintings—55 years of art accumulated in Bachardy’s brightly-lit home. Little clay reminders of his life sit on glossy white shelves. Had it not been for Bachardy’s older brother Ted, he would have never met...

Juicing

...the natural fast food An orange slice hangs in Los Angeles on May 6, 2021. Photo illustration by Katya Castillo. Joe Stepanian opens up The Real Juicery every morning with color on his mind. Lemons, oranges and apples are washed and hung in baskets. The colors act...

Reel to Real

Amid the background of a seemingly sleepy suburb in Bakersfield, California, musical magic is made. Here in an unassuming home Rocketship Recording Studio produces audio treats. In the dimly lit recesses of a cave-like studio, sweet sounds waft through the space, light and airy like the scent of fresh baked goods. The vibe quickly shifts, this time something of a...

Warmth from a blue screen

Photo illustration by Benjamin HansonPhoto illustration by Benjamin HansonDr. Julie Kokesch poses for a portrait in her office in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 11, 2020. The blue light projecting from the computer screen pierces the pupil as it’s pried open. The cursor fiercely wanders over to Safari before clicking on the icon.

Welcome to the Game Grid

The kids’ audible joy melds with the bleeps and bloops of arcade machines that are old enough to belong to their parents. Air hockey pucks smack around the tables, punctuating the laughter and talking that fills the room. The 2,500 square-foot facility is packed, almost every machine occupied by an eager kid or parent trying to get to the next...

Man Ascending

Pearls of sweat roll down the sun-drenched arms of Ryan Talbot, 19. The tense muscles of his tangled limbs quake under the weight of his toned frame. After a brief moment of hesitation, Talbot inhales sharply before launching himself upward. Scathing pain twists his calm expression as the rock’s jagged surface scores the skin of his calloused fingers. This brief...

Women’s Mariachi

Moments from the Mujeres, Musica, Mexico concert on Oct. 19, 2019, at the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles. Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas is an all-female group. Photos by Natalie Miranda All-female group celebrates traditional Mexican culture in a new way Mexico is home to many...

Divine Intervention

Story By: Kari Golden Red. Green. Walk.     San Julien Street. Busted walls and littered concrete. Cracked windows and ignored street signs. Clusters of men and women lean against doorframes and empty spaces as others sporadically cross the street with blind eyes to oncoming traffic. Black hoodies and blazer jackets cover layers of clothing; layers of thickened scars. There is no sense of time or...