Monthly Archives: May 2011

Celebrity Sightings Of The Most Embarrassing Kind

Stories of spotting famous people in LA is the equivalent of trading baseball cards or scented erasers in the playground at school. Everyone has a story of a person that they’ve met and they tell the tales with a kind … Continue reading

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What Happened To Heroin Chic?

When I first moved to LA there was a look here that you just couldn’t ignore. While all the guys were trying desperately to capture some Brad Pitt nonchalance, the girls were all going for the strung out, junkie, if … Continue reading

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If You Have A Car In LA, You’re An Installation Artist

It’s a cliche but it’s true, you live in your car in LA. Everything in La-la is worked out based on how much time you have to spend behind the wheel in order to achieve it. Catching a movie at … Continue reading

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What Brought You To LA?

After, “what’s your name?” and, “where are you from?” this is the third most common question asked of you in LA. My default is, “I came here to be a writer,” and I still have days where I feel like … Continue reading

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I Love Strippers And Strippers Love Me

A bachelor weekend in Vegas is never complete with a visit to a strip club. It’s a tradition that been going on since the dawn of time. Before any caveman could drag a woman by her hair back to his … Continue reading

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Drivin’ Through The ‘Hood For Louisiana Fried Chicken

I have been wanting to go to south LA ever since I got here. Before that even. Back when I was in college and I was listening to Snoop Dogg and NWA. I wanted to see what it was like … Continue reading

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Fixie Death Race – The Reality Show

Like a plague, they have spread across the planet. In all their neon, gaudy glory. You’ve seen them in your cities, taking up the roads, hogging the pavements and raping the eyes of all around. Yes, I’m talking about those … Continue reading

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