Author Archives: Guest Post

Remembering Michael Nesmith

Written by Probyn Gregory What a year of loss. Julia woke me with the news that Michael “Papa Nez” Nesmith has left this Earth. Many of you know how huge the Monkees were (and are) to me. I was wildly … Continue reading

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The Arroyo Seco Alliance Tries to Stop Developers and City Planners from Ruining NELA

Written by Dave Travis Developers are planning on building a seven-story, 100-unit condo complex at Figueroa Street and Pasadena Avenue at the crossroads of Highland Park, Cypress Park, Mount Washington, and Lincoln Heights (by Strawberry’s House from Up in Smoke, … Continue reading

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Mayor Garcetti Works the Covid Vax Center at Dodger Stadium

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Wonder Woman 1984: The Morning After, Hot Takes / Exorcisms

By Badly Licked Bear 1. Whips: As both an experienced Spelunky player and a level 20 masochist, I am deeply concerned with the terrible whip handling in this film. Is it a lasso? Is it a whip? Pick a style. … Continue reading

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The Best Spots to Hike and Camp Near Los Angeles

by Lukas Saville Despite the urban sprawl, Los Angeles actually has hundreds of miles of hiking trails. If you’re willing and able to hop in the car, you can find even more fantastic hiking and camping spots within a few … Continue reading

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41 Reasons to Wear a Mask

Written by Jula Bell Liebi A compilation of positives related to wearing a mask: 1. You will help not spread coronavirus if you are asymptomatic or symptomatic. You will be protecting your friends, family, co workers, and total strangers. 2. … Continue reading

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Homefree: Out on the Streets while they Burn

By Tabitha Violencia As I sleep, I can hear people yelling in violent protest mere blocks from where I am. Stones and bottles hit the building. The locals know there are children here so near the violence. The violence is … Continue reading

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Adventures in Background Work: Poseur

by Janet Housden Back in the olden days, one of the only jobs Rock and Roll loser weirdos could get was as extras in mostly terrible movies and TV shows (there was a rule in the Eighties that you had … Continue reading

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An Old Fart’s Journey to Goth Part 6: So Much for the Rebellion

Written by Kevin Tuxford The Sex Pistols imploded in San Francisco and the Clash would soon become “sell out” hits across the Atlantic, where the Sex Pistols had only found a theatrical demise. In London, a growing “New Romantic” counter-movement, … Continue reading

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An Old Fart’s Journey to Goth Part 5: Then Came Punk

Written by Kevin Tuxford I’m sure I don’t need to go into the history of punk (or the debate over when and where it “started”) here. Needless to say, as soon as Johnny Rotten snarled out “I am an antichrist, … Continue reading

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