Full-time freelancer based in Los Angeles
Interviewed Academy-Award winning actor J.K. Simmons about the challenges of playing dual roles on the TV series Counterpart, which is entering its second season on Starz.
Urban axe throwing is like bowling, but with an edge—a sharp edge. I talked to people from the World Axe Throwing League, National Axe Throwing Federation, and axe-throwing venue Bury the Hatchet, to learn about the sport's rise in popularity.
Progressive radio host and comedian Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Blue Wave Comedy Tour is bringing liberals together—and helping them cope.
Kris Buchanan, the founder of GOODONYA Organic Eatery in Encinitas, says running a plastic-free restaurant is easy. She's been doing it for years.
To emphasize NuttZo's authenticity, social entrepreneur Danielle LiVolsi started the nonprofit Project Left Behind at the same time.
A new art exhibit at Manhattan's Quin Hotel, entitled The Art of the Sea, is a reminder of the ocean's magnificence—and a fundraiser to help protect it from climate change.
The movie Elvira, Mistress of the Dark came out 30 years ago. Cassandra Peterson looks back and explains how her character became an icon.
As they launch a new Mendocino Farms location in Pasadena, California, Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen—the sandwich and salad chain’s founders—share how building deep relationships with their farmers has helped them succeed as a conscious capitalist company.
To draw people’s attention to the problem of plastic pollution, artists Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta designed a plastic bottle nearly 30 feet tall — a piece of litter so big, it’s literally impossible to ignore.
Merion Estes, Sherin Guirguis and Uzumaki Cepeda have concurrent solo shows at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. Here, they talk about the messages in their work.
What are the lives of celebrity cats like? To find out, I went to CatCon and interviewed the people behind four famous Instagram cats: Shrampton, Sir Thomas Trueheart, Waverly McTinybeans and Morris, the 9 Lives cat.
I talked to Colleen Dunn Bates of Prospect Park Books about the third edition of Hometown Pasadena, a gorgeous photo book about Pasadena and its people.
I talked to Gabba Gallery's director/curator Jason Ostro about music, art, and the upcoming group show, "Remix: The Art of Music."
While Barnsdall Art Park isn’t exactly what Aline Barnsdall envisioned in 1919, it has become a valuable cultural resource, even beyond Los Angeles.
When the Year of the Dog meets the dog days of summer, dog-themed events start popping up all over.
Beyond Baroque in L.A.'s Venice neighborhood is a cultural landmark.
I interviewed 11-year-old actress Miya Cech about her first feature film role, Zu in 'The Darkest Minds.'
Artist Darren Sarkin talks about his first solo show at Radiant Space in Los Angeles, a benefit for wildland firefighters.
A guide to comic book stores in and around Los Angeles.
An interview with singer/songwriter (and "flutebae") Brielle, a.k.a. AprilFoolChild.
This summer, Independent Shakespeare Co. celebrates its 15th year of free performances in Los Angeles parks.
Michael Kimmel, author of the book 'Healing from Hate,' explains what attracts young men to violent extremist beliefs.
A preview of the weird and wonderful plays included in the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
The first-ever Vegan Playground festival is bringing more than 60 vegan vendors from various industries to Pershing Square in DTLA.
Leadership expert Sally Helgesen discusses her new book 'How Women Rise.'
More than 60 artists have transformed all three floors with site-specific art installations that include murals, sculptures and live performances.
Surrounding yourself with shades of gray, beige and brown may feel like the right choice, but it's also a boring one.
If you donate to every good cause that crosses your path, you could be broke in no time. Charitable giving is incredibly important — but so is your financial stability.
How will the music-streaming platform determine what qualifies as "hateful content" and "hateful conduct"?
According to experts, driverless cars are the future of transportation in L.A., whether you like it or not.
A guide to the best al fresco yoga classes in Los Angeles.
I attended a brunch in honor of Playboy's 2018 Playmate of the Year and wrote about the experience.
I talked to Sally Helgesen, author of 'How Women Rise', about how women can let go of habits that are holding them back at work.
I checked out the new podcast, Inside Trader Joe's, for Los Angeles magazine.
Gabbi Rose, the owner of a secret Palm Springs oasis, shares what it's like running a hotel that doesn't have a website (or even a sign out front).
Street dance activist Shamell Bell encourages people to use their talents and their voices to inspire social change. For her, that means teaching street dance as a form of protest.
The Ruby, LA's newest comedy school and theater, is creating a more diverse comedy scene from the ground up.