Full-time freelancer based in Los Angeles
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.
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.
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.
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.
EmbRACE L.A. brings together 1,000 Angelenos to discuss “things that often tend to pull us apart.”
The authors of a new book talk about pairing booze and vinyl.
Do you really need a career coach? Or can you hold yourself accountable?
Sarah Rodenhouse works with professional dancers-- and she also works with people like me.
Before you send out your next meeting invitation, check these tips on how to run the meeting as effectively as possible.
7 tide pools worth a visit, from Malibu to Laguna Beach
16-year-old Trisha Prabhu of Naperville, Illinois, wanted to help young people make smarter decisions online, so she created an app to prevent cyberbullying.