Ah, the holidays. Tis the season for giving, receiving and the ubiquitous ‘Best of’ lists. The infamous ‘Best Of’ list is supposed to be a wrap up to remind us of the important and trivial events of the year, perhaps to let us glimpse just how far we’ve come. Or regressed… As the Christmas shopping … More The Best of 2009…A Look Back Into The Future!
When the funk and soul was unplugged a few months ago, the citizens of Los Angeles cried out: Please dont stop the music…their Angelino prayers have been heard – Funky Sole lives again. LA’s longest running funk party will relocate to The Echo this Saturday night, marking it’s return to it’s East Side roots. That’s right. … More Funky Sole Gets Down For More Soul In Los Angeles
As Hollywood leaves behind the years of dingy, depressed streets, tourist trap souvenir shops and head shops, it ushers in a shiny, plasticine veneer covering everything from revolving nightclubs which go out within a year, late night eateries and ‘museums’ tributing anything from show biz to lingerie…but something is missing. Where can a hipster go … More Fifteen Will Get You Twenty – Space 15 Twenty Caters To Young Hipsters With Disposable Cash
Legendary pin up/fetish model Bettie Page died in Los Angeles last night. Not only was she a pop culture icon, who bucked trends, she paved the way for many revivals which included the rockabilly look that still skulks around hipster corners today. Many actresses and musicians have cribbed her look, including Madonna, Uma Thurman, Demi … More R.I.P Bettie Page
Imagine a world where nothing was prohibited. We have so many rules, so many people telling us what we can and can’t do. Doesn’t it just magnetize us towards the very thing we are being kept from? There was a time when drinking was illegal all together. It didn’t really prevent it – it just … More Slippery When Wet
When a major landmark or institution closes or is destroyed, it’s common for a mourning period to follow. The passing of monument will be an elegiac era of super size proportions which will break hearts and hard ons across the world…yes, early this morning, a fire gutted The Body Shop in Los Angeles. There are … More This Sex Was On Fire