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Daniel Kapelovitz

Glamour Queen

IF YOU’VE EVER WITNESSED a 46-year-old drag queen cruising down Santa Monica Boulevard in a motorized wheelchair at high speeds, wearing a bouffant wig and an elegant ball gown, drunk out of her gourd, then you have seen the Goddess Bunny in action. Born Johnnie Baima, the Goddess Bunny (a.k.a......

Ping Pong Revolutionary

(Photo by Kevin Scanlon)Forget Terrell Owens. Forget Ron Artest. The most controversial figure in sports today — at least in the world of Westside Los Angeles table tennis — is the improbably named Ed Ball. A devoted proponent of the classic hardbat game, Ball is on a one-man crusade against......

A Mother's Love

When Linda Carroll denied her daughter a second Fudgsicle, the little girl wailed and crumpled onto the floor. Carroll placed her arm around her child to console her. “Don’t touch me!” screamed the girl. “I wish I was DEAD! I want to DIE. I HATE YOU!” Later that week, the......
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