Sunday, April 5, 2020

Killing the track

She wears her team’s uniform with pride as she skates around the flat track with her navy blue jammer helmet that has lime green stars indicating her position. Dressed ready to compete, 37-year-old Staci Park sports tattoos on her arms and legs, with several of them an ode to the Japanese character Hello Kitty. Park founded the San Fernando Valley Roller...

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...

Clowning around

Guilford "Gilly" Adams makes balloon animals, face paints, juggles bowling pins and performs magic tricks for a birthday party in Woodland Hills, Calif. on Oct. 26, 2019. Photos by Cecilia Parada and Maja Losinska Today’s clowns aren’t as scary as you might think A group of children sat together...

An out of body experience

Photo by: Alan Castro   As he glides across the concrete ground with a hypnotizing stare, his body seems to shift form to a liquid-like movement. Resembling the motion of a contortionist, pair of arms are brought over a tilted head that is followed by a shoulder that rotates all the way around without popping out. He stares into his audience’s...

Love at First Site

Online dating has become one of the most popular ways of dating since the traditional bar scene hook-up. What is it about online dating that has so many young and old people following this new way? Is it that many people enjoy talking to someone they’ve never met? Could it be that people want to explore other options like dating...

The show must go on

Stephanie Smith performing at the DiPiazza Restaurant and Lounge on Oct. 13, 2019. Photos by Kevin Lendio Professional Singer Stephanie Smith refuses to let losing her sight stop her  Since 10th grade, singer and actor Stephanie Smith has struggled with her vision, from the simple need to...

Mother Plucker

Photo by: Sonia Gurrola Five blocks from MacArthur Park, on a gloomy secluded street east of downtown Los Angeles, you will find the Mother Plucker Company. Entering the concrete building there is a showroom full of feathers. Willy Zelowitz, a true artist, is the owner of this magical feather shop. Over 40 years ago with a $40 bag of feathers, Zelowitz...

Spring/summer 2015: Dirty and Dangerous

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    http://issuu.com/piercebullmag/docs/masterpdf_5_21_finalprint Spring/summer 2015: Dirty and Dangerous

Ghostly Encounters

Story By: Jeffrey Gonzalez No physical evidence of ghosts exists on earth; however, ghosts have been defined as apparitions, translucent shapes,  spirits or souls of a dead person or even animals. In Roman history, Pliny the Younger, an author and statesman, recorded one of the first notable ghost stories in the first century A.D. As the years have gone by the...