Dani Katz

Empowered Overlordress: Women in Film's Jane Fleming

Jane Fleming has presided over Women in Film since 2006, she’s currently launching a new breed of production company, and she’s the tallest woman in town. And while she is tirelessly lending her multidimensional oomph to women in an industry town historically known for dumping on us, as well as......

LA People 2009: Urban Shaman — Durek Verrett

L.A., long known for its high-vibing spiritual history (think Krishnamurti, Crowley, Blavatsky and Yogananda), has always been, and continues to be, a mecca for practitioners of mystical healing and metaphysical practices. And recently there’s been a fresh influx of shamans who’ve made their way West to mediate between the realms......

Two Divided by Three: July 3, 2008

We’re still not connecting. A few sleepy sheep claim to be having infrequent perfunctory sex, and,the women are softening, softening, softening, learning to become women, holding space for the men to be the bold, brilliant, empowered kings we know them to be, and working hard to mend this rift, to......

How I Got Banned From the Nokia at the Elevate Film Festival

Last month, the city’s most progressive and expansive tribes united downtown at the Nokia Theatre for the fifth annual Elevate Film Festival. I wore lipstick, crimson and lots of leg, and held hands tightly with actress-goddess-badass Jowharah Jones as we wove our way through a thick courtyard crowd of crushes,......
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Best Bodywork

In a town oozing with Rolfers, shiatsu masters, neuromuscular therapists and Thai massage hotties, you’d think that finding the best, or at least a best bodyworker would be a snap. You’d think. There are variables to consider: schooling, skill, talent, energy, presence, quality of touch; plus extras: an intuitive sense......
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Best Progressive Optimal-Health Tools

It’s L.A. There’s a juice joint, an acupuncturist and a yoga studio on every corner. Everything’s organic, everyone’s eating right for their blood type and optimal health’s yours for the taking. Here — just a few steps beyond the standard Reiki and Reishi regimes — are some of L.A.’s best......
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Best Vegan Treats

Best Vegan Muffin: Blueberry Muffin at Golden Bridge Nite Moon Café You have to sidestep the Golden Bridge boutique to get there, and there’s still the matter of the turbans, the beards and Sunday’s rush of toddlers and movie stars, but the moist, sweet, crumbly oat-topped blueberry muffins at the......