An Abandoned Sports Authority Transforms into a Disneyland-Lover’s Dream Exhibit

I was listening to a radio interview with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard the other day about the rapid changes he's observed in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, his home for the past twenty years. Gibbard noted that his sadness over the morphing urban landscape isn't directly due to buildings being demolished or shops … Continue reading An Abandoned Sports Authority Transforms into a Disneyland-Lover’s Dream Exhibit

Sew Your Soul: Lucy Sparrow Opens Sparrow Mart in Los Angeles

I first caught wind of British artist Lucy Sparrow a little over a year ago, in an email from a colleague fangirling over 8 Till Late, Sparrow’s felted Manhattan bodega at The Standard, High Line. Yes, you read that right: Sparrow stocked an entire store, cat and everything, with felted versions of everyday bodega items. Thankfully, as seems … Continue reading Sew Your Soul: Lucy Sparrow Opens Sparrow Mart in Los Angeles

Two Brothers’ Epic Journey Through Their Dad’s 1,000+ CDs

I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time I listened to a CD. And I don’t mean pressing play on Drake’s latest release on Spotify—I’m talking about sliding in a scratch-free holographic disc into your mid-2000s MacBook, or perhaps popping one into your Sony boombox’s top-loading tray, if you’re feeling fancy. … Continue reading Two Brothers’ Epic Journey Through Their Dad’s 1,000+ CDs

Think Piece Roundup: This Is America

CW: Video contains graphic violence. ICYMI—Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover) dropped a new track last week, and its accompanying music video has driven the internet’s think piece generator into overdrive. With the video’s overt political themes, surrealist—if extremely violent—imagery, and over 107 million YouTube views and counting, it comes as no surprise that a lot … Continue reading Think Piece Roundup: This Is America

Mindfulness—There’s More to the Practice Than Self-Indulgence

It’s certainly no panacea, but research shows that mindfulness does do good things for the mind—and the body too! Derived from an ancient Buddhist meditation technique, mindfulness today primarily takes the form of secular guided practices focusing on awareness in the present moment and letting thoughts and feelings come and go. Now I know we’re all busy … Continue reading Mindfulness—There’s More to the Practice Than Self-Indulgence

Yours in the Sisterhood: An Evening of Female Storytelling at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

There’s nothing quite like driving into the Hollywood Forever Cemetery after dark, under the light of a blindingly bright full moon (or, more precisely, a super blue blood moon). Along with about a hundred other women and allies, I tiptoed around shadowy graves to the Masonic Lodge for the first meeting of The Secret Society of … Continue reading Yours in the Sisterhood: An Evening of Female Storytelling at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Secret’s Out: The Secret Society of The Sisterhood Comes to Los Angeles

If your interests include storytelling, celebrating human connectivity, and hanging out with a group of brilliant, diverse women in a cemetery under the light of a full moon, this event is for you. On January 31st, The Secret Society of The Sisterhood, a monthly, topical storytelling event, will launch its inaugural meeting at The Masonic Lodge … Continue reading Secret’s Out: The Secret Society of The Sisterhood Comes to Los Angeles