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Pamela Chelin

Venus and the Moon; Credit: Photo by Ben Gavin

A Cosmic Coincidence Inspired the Name of Folk Duo Venus and the Moon

It's a hot summer Saturday afternoon in Laurel Canyon, and good friends Rain Phoenix and Frally Hynes are seated on an outdoor restaurant patio drinking cranberry iced tea and discussing their folk-driven musical collaboration Venus and the Moon, and their soon-to-be-released first record, Brother, Son.  The duo, both singer-songwriters, met three......
One of Kurt Cobain's heart-shaped boxes.; Credit: Photo by Geoff Moore

Geoff Moore's Photos of Kurt Cobain's Stuff Will Give You Goosebumps

In 2007, while photographer/director Geoff Moore was in the midst of photographing some of Kurt Cobain's personal possessions for Charles R. Cross' book Cobain Unseen, everyone in the room was suddenly covered in goosebumps when a certain song loaded up on Moore's iPod. "Nirvana's 'Pennyroyal Tea' came on and everyone......
Ozzy Osbourne

"36 Frames" Pop Up Gallery Showcases Noah Abrams' Dynamic Photos

Listening to L.A.-based photographer/filmmaker Noah Abrams talk about his career over iced coffee at a Venice beach cafe, the word that immediately comes to mind is "industrious." Abrams has a marked tendency to downplay his accomplishments, dismissing them several times as "dumb luck." But it's that very humility, in addition......
Butch Walker; Credit: Photo by Jen Rosenstein

Butch Walker Honors His Late Father, Big Butch, at Hollywood Forever Shows

In the 2012 documentary Butch Walker: Out of Focus, Willard Eugene "Butch" Walker (aka "Big Butch"), suffering from pulmonary fibrosis and an ailing heart, looks into the camera and talks about the film's subject, his Grammy-nominated son, singer/songwriter/producer Butch Walker (aka "Little Butch"). "I love him very much,” he says, as......
Veronica Vain; Credit: Photo by Chris Streams

How a Wall Street Intern Became a Porn Star With a Six-Figure Salary

In January, as an intern at Lazard Asset Management, Paige Jennings created a Twitter account where she posted nude photos of herself. She didn’t anticipate that within 24 hours of posting them, her Wall Street employers would discover her budding porn star alter ego, Veronica Vain. “Obviously I put the......