Lila Seidman

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  • 17 days ago

    Despite dealing in dead pets (and heartbreak) day in and day out, the staff at Cal Pet Crematory remains exceedingly warm and gentle. If you can find the little stucco beacon of empathy, tucked in an industrial labyrinth in Sun Valley, you might b...

  • 5 months ago | Porn

    In 2013, Pasadena City College professor Hugo Schwyzer reigned as the internet-famous “porn professor.” He taught a Navigating Pornography class and drew national headlines for hosting male porn star James Deen as a guest lecturer. Then Schwyzer's...

  • 9 months ago | Television

    The “Trial of the Century” saw uber celebrity O.J. Simpson fight the accusation that he committed a heinous double murder. A “Dream Team” of lawyers came to his aid and cast enough doubt on a mountain of damning evidence to (spoiler alert) convinc...

  • 1 year ago

    A copy shop isn't exactly a destination. Kinkos evokes quotidian terror. And it makes sense given that each part that makes the copy shop whole (printer, scanner, computers) is typically gray, or shades thereof. Tucked in a mini-mall in North Holl...

  • 1 year ago

    "When we see customers happy, we get happy," Hy Mart owners George and Mariam Eshoei chant in unison. As if on cue, lunch seekers file into the Mediterranean-fusion sandwich shop, beaming as they exchange pleasantries with the middle-aged married ...

  • 1 year ago | Sex

    We’re all familiar with the off-Hollywood trope: An unctuous man with a thick gold chain around his neck lures naive young women into the porn world by promising them fame and fortune. “Hey, pretty girl, I could make you a star!” But with small-sc...


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