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  • 8 years ago | A Considerable Town

    It's midnight in the rain-pelted garden of good and evil, otherwise known as Hollywood. I'm at the 86 Lift bar entertaining a gorgeous gaggle of Southern bridesmaids throwing back for their girl, who is getting hitched in a couple of days. "We're ...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    It probably has something to do with Dennis, the tattooed Filipino with the ass-length braided hair who manages the joint. At any given time of the day, there is an abnormal amount of beautiful women pulling up to the vacuum hoses to have their ch...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    As mankind continues to do everything in his power to eradicate himself through unyielding campaigns of hatred, violence, war, greed and hypocrisy, the water creatures just swim on. And nowhere is the microcosm of aquatic enlightenment and tranqui...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    A little Nirvana before you go? If Nirvana exists in Los Angeles, it’s here. In 1950, Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the seminal memoir Autobiography of a Yogi, dedicated 10 acres of prime L.A. real estate to the wacky agenda of raising hu...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Okay, so you have time for one last meal before it all goes to hell. What you gonna do? The answer, of course, is the answer that’s always been the answer, apocalypse or no: hot dog! A San Fernando Valley urban legend holds that a local hipp...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    You could make an argument that every remaining hour on the eve of destruction is happy hour, but there’s also a place where that’s the case almost any day of the week. Kay ’n Dave’s is a nice little story of what can happe...