Sunday, March 29, 2020

This rock identity

David Christian Morgan performs during a Halloween Show at Redwood Bar in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 26, 2019. His friends call him Blake Dedlie. To his family, he’s David Christian Morgan. But on a September night at the Sugar Mill Saloon, neither “Blake” nor “David” was getting ready to perform.

Volunteer Task Force AX

Hair as light as low simmering ember, tied back with a black hairband into an impeccable ponytail, anthropology major and Pierce College student Brenna Perteet increases her pace as she rushes into Starbucks. Cream, sugar, spices and warm baking dough engulf her senses while she cuts ahead of the growing line. She ordered her coffee online the night before....

Psychedelics in the Modern World

Story By Ray Zandi ...

Forging a Future for Others to Follow

White sparks sailed as embers landed on the weathered work boots of young shielded students. The sun started to fade as welding instructor Darlene Thompson worked her way down the rows as she observed her students from a distance with calculated and warm eyes. Originally from Chicago, Thompson and her family moved to California in 1984 where she attended Mount...

‘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...

Life Behind Elote

A lime green cart bumps along Vanowen Street, a pop of color against the gray concrete. The cart’s bell jingles as the wheels maneuver over the cracks in the sidewalk. With its chipped coat of paint, the wood near the bottom shows its true signs of wear. A man pushes the cart as he honks his horn. The honking serves...

Head Wraps in the Park

  The sound of hands pounding on an African drum enticed people to dance as the rhythm of music flowed through their bodies. A celebration of diverse skin colors and culture was on full display at Grand Park in Downtown, Los Angeles. As the sweet smell of incense perfumed the air on Sept. 29, the third annual Head Wraps in the...

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...