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Adam Skolnick

Sano, Mural Master

Photo by Wild Don Lewis Sketch. Fill. Outline. Highlight. This four-step approach lifts Sano into a Zen state where the battle scars of a struggling artist — his unpaid traffic tickets, overdue rent payments, canceled phone service — fade beneath paint clouds. In the past two years, he has collaborated......

Kirpal, Witchy Woman

Photo by Elliott Shaffner BAD LUCK CAN OFTEN BE TRACED to a single incident, notes Kirpal (just one name), who has spent 20 years in Hollywood as a practitioner of “folkloric magic.” She recalls a prominent actor whose career tanked after an “evil eye” altercation with a taxi driver in......

JOHN PICONE, Action Figure

Photo by Ted Soqui John Picone grew up in Northridge when it was still ranchland. “I used to spend a lot of time lying in the grass, watching the snakes, hawks and bunny rabbits and climbing oak trees.” When he was in fifth grade, his sacred place became slated for......
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