Meows on Melrose: Cats, Coffee, and Even Co-Working at Crumbs & Whiskers

Alright, alright, I know a good chunk of you are only here for the cat photos, and I promise there’s cuteness to rival the content on r/CatTaps in just a moment. But first, a bit of background... You see, Crumbs & Whiskers founder Kanchan Singh reminds me a lot of myself—a young millennial woman who just loves cats. … Continue reading Meows on Melrose: Cats, Coffee, and Even Co-Working at Crumbs & Whiskers

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

Women on the Fringe: A Round Up of Female-Driven Shows at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival

What do first crushes, hip hop, cave dwellers, and the City of Los Angeles all have in common? They encompass just a few of the countless productions written, performed, produced, and/or directed by women at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running June 7th through the 24th in Los Angeles. We’ve compiled a list of some of the … Continue reading Women on the Fringe: A Round Up of Female-Driven Shows at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival

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