Sunday, April 5, 2020

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...

Covering Up Has Never Been So Sexy

  Beachwear typically is not meant to be worn away from the beach or pool, but Revaajh cover ups are stylish enough to be used for a day out in Malibu or a night at a Los Angeles club. Revaajh allows the wearer to express themselves in a splash of vibrant colors and styles. Karan Sethi, the man behind the designs,...

Work hard, play harder

Certain characteristics such as height and hair and eye color are determined by a person’s genetic makeup before birth. It has been argued that personality traits like sarcasm or shyness can be passed from parent to child. For BDSM community member Janice Hartz-Pettit, the apple did not fall far from the tree; genetically speaking or not. Hartz-Pettit and her mother...

Sound therapy helps people cope with stress and trauma

Misti Cooper, spiritual alchemist, plays the crystal alchemy bowls using a corresponding wand in her apartment in West Hollywood, Calif. on March 11, 2019. Photo by Chris TorresRebecca Dru, Intuitive Spiritual Entertainer, harmonizes with the sound emitting from the crystal alchemy bowls in her apartment in West Hollywood, Calif. on March 11, 2019. Photo by Chris TorresRebecca...

The Ring of Her Dreams

The days of divas are done. No longer are the women of professional wrestling considered a side act and merely eye candy. They are now looked at for their athleticism and in-ring prowess on the same level as their male counterparts. This summer, World Wrestling Entertainment, the largest and most well known wrestling company, held the inaugural Mae Young Classic,...

The not-so-secret life of a stripper

Dylan dances around the main stage pole before the Odd Ball Cabaret opens in North Hills Calif., on Oct. 20, 2019. Photos by Maja Losinska Behind the deep burgundy curtain, the adult fragrance of burnt tobacco filled the dimly-lit Odd Ball Cabaret in North Hills on a quiet Thursday night. ...

The Music Plays On

For the average Angeleno, a typical Thursday morning usually involves prepping for school or work, fighting traffic and grabbing a quick bite and a cup of coffee. For Dori Accordino, Thursday is when she drives her Lincoln Town Car to St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood because it’s the place she knows there’s a free meal. Walking into the Holy...

Bird & Vine Loves L.A.

  The first of the Santa Ana winds blew a warm fall breath into the day. A petite blonde in denim pants and a jacket, black booties and a graphic T-shirt with a heart on it enters. Her hair, long ice blonde and wavy blows radically gold against the blue of the October, California sky. Pausing at the doorway, she smiles. Bird...

Producer on the run

Juxtaposed against her thin frame and bubbly personality, Racquel Lehrman plays a leading role in theater entertainment. Despite being almost 3,000 miles from New York, she is bringing Broadway to Southern California. Theater is Lehrman’s greatest passion. Her goal is to help keep the art alive as she runs her own production company in Los Angeles. She believes in the personable...

Insidious; Surviving A Cult

 Photos and Story by Magdalena Bleu Briggs Her journal was all that was left behind. Sad evidence within the pages showed how she struggled with the notion that everything she was told growing up was a lie. She wrote she was talking to God and still trying to get prophecies. As a child she...