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Victoria Thomas

About Victoria Thomas

Brooklyn-born Victoria Thomas loves writing about flora and fauna, although she chooses to do so in an urban setting. If she had it all to do over again, she might have become a forensic entomologist. She lives in Los Angeles.

Higher Bunny-Consciousness

They’re so cute. That’s the problem. A few hours today at the Vegfest in Encino was wilder than expected. As a sometimes-reluctant new vegan, I skipped the Kombucha booth (ewww…) and eyed lots of fab hippie-chick gear. But the real … Continue reading

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Sidney and The Detours Rock The Rose in Pasadena

Last night at The Rose, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy drew an SRO crowd of inked rockabillies, stingy-brim fedoras and the usual Eastside hipster crowd, but Pasadena is still vibrating from the power of opening acts “The Sound of Ghosts” followed … Continue reading

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Sidney and the Detours Opening at The Rose in Pasadena

Opening for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, April 21 at The Rose in Pasadena, Sidney and the Detours (FB @sidneyandthedetours) will give you the summertime blues— so deep that you’ll never get out alive Sidney Iverson, (BTW a chick), … Continue reading

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Wanda Wen and Soolip Sensuality

Touch. Glint. Lustre. Glow. Heft. The way cold metal warms to bare skin. The bumpy, glossy feel of a reptile-emboss. The tough-yet-tender suppleness of laser-pierced black leather. Yum. Wow. Los Angeles and the world at large continue to rediscover Wanda … Continue reading

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Bursting With Japanese Delicacies: “RISING TOHOKU” Food Fair In Torrance

“This taste warms the cockles of the heart.” So says the wrapper of a Japanese green tea cream-filled dorayaki dessert pastry from Anchindo of Iwate Prefecture, in northern Japan. And it sums up the feeling one gets after sampling northern … Continue reading

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One to Remember: “The Fantasticks,” Pasadena Playhouse, Now Through October 2nd

“The Fantasticks” seems like just a syrupy treat—until it cuts your heart in two like a fine-honed sword. It’s an ambush, a lilting, mid-century psyche-out, and this twist of surprise makes “The Fantasticks” the must-see of the new theater season … Continue reading

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Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress

“My love, she’s like some raven, At my window with a broken wing.” -Bob Dylan, “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” Wearing white all summer long seems like a no-brainer. Except that brainier fashionistas favor basic black this season and year-round, straying … Continue reading

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You Say You Want a Revolution?

As we approach July 4, danger looms from every direction. Yes, you might blow your finger off with a pack of bottle-rockets, or singe off your eyebrows with a misfired sparkler. Or, you might be munched by a Great White … Continue reading

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Night Talks with Soraya Sebghati, Friday, June 17, DTLA

You see her before you hear her. And you sense her before you see her. Soraya Sebghati, songwriter and lead vocalist for Night Talks, a Los Angeles alternative rock band, takes the stage long after sundown with the metallic burn … Continue reading

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Fifth Anniversary Memorial Event for 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Takes Place March 6, 2016 in Downtown L.A.

The fifth anniversary memorial event for the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami will remember lives lost and honor survivors. It takes place March 6, 2016  in Downtown Los Angeles at LAPD Headquarters. “Love to Nippon 2016” (“Love … Continue reading

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