Category Archives: Beauty

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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World Naked Bike Ride Hit DTLA Saturday

Every June, World Naked Bike Ride takes place in Downtown LA. Last Saturday we spotted them on Spring Street. The exact location is only released to participants the night before the ride. Participation is free. WNBR is a global grassroots movement to “deliver a … 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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What to Do at the LA Times Festival of Books: SUNDAY

It’s only two more weeks until The Festival of Books, the largest literary event in the country, will be taking over the USC campus Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th. Some free events require advance ticketing. Get them on the … Continue reading

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“Celebration of Entertainment Awards” Exhibit Opens at The Hollywood Museum to Star Studded Enthusiasm!

Nearly a week-and-a-half before the Oscars, an occurrence both magical and momentous was transpiring at the venerable old Max Factor building, otherwise known as the Hollywood Museum. While you were all at work, stuck in traffic, or starting to think … Continue reading

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Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards: A Glamorous Night Hosted By Johnny Depp!

Last Saturday, February 20th, a red carpet was placed outside the Paramount Theater on the historic Paramount lot for a very special occasion. This occasion was IATSE 706 Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist Awards. It is part of all things … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Mini Ink

Just a heads up: this Friday the 13th, participating tattoo shops will be offering special deals $13 (plus the suggested lucky $7 tip). Traditionally, the participating shops will have a specific choice of tattoos to pick from. The flashes are … Continue reading

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Melrose: The Hippest Street in LA Part One

Let’s tour Melrose in Four Parts. A new gallery just opened called Last 503 Square Miles of the Wild West. Photographer Britt Scott and I went to the opening last night. While we were there we decided to invite you … Continue reading

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Lash Queen Tracy Murphy Lets the Freak Flag Fly

So, we’re ramping up to Halloween, undoubtedly the holiday which LA celebrates best. Halloween requires cocktails followed by makeup, and this is the basis of my annual Bitches Brew, also known as the “Make Me Fugly” fest. The location varies– sometimes … Continue reading

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