Thursday, December 5, 2019
decarboxylation.-making-active-medibles
"My edibles don't kick and I put a lot of medicine in them. What went wrong?"  This is a question that comes my way time and again. We put a lot of time money and effort into growing and harvesting and curing our meds but I've noticed some of us don't take the same care…
scream-queen-emma-roberts-is-afraid-of-everything
Emma Roberts has a theory about why, in the great damsel-in-distress tradition of Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Drew Barrymore, she, of all the young actresses, has held the title of Hollywood’s reigning scream queen much longer than most (six years): “Because I’m scared of everything!” The diminutive brunet giggles anxiously. But…
two-men-are-accused-of-starting-the-eagle-rock-fire-by-setting-a-homeless-encampment-ablaze
On August 25, a quick-spreading brush fire consumed 30 acres of parched land near the interchange of the 2 and 134 freeways, imperiling homes, clogging traffic, and causing widespread anxiety about the wildfire season ahead. Early in their investigation, fire officials reported that the fire had likely started in the 2900 block of West Colorado…
we-should-all-be-mirandas-celebrates-the-actual-heroine-of-sex-and-the-city
It’s been 20-plus years since Sex and the City premiered on HBO, introducing a generation of premium cable subscribers to stylish sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, and her three friends, Charlotte Goldenblatt (née York), Samantha Jones, and Miranda Hobbes. The ensuing two decades have only served to solidify the show’s place in the pop culture pantheon—just…
how-having-an-alter-ego-freed-me
I have been Christi Spangler nearly my entire life. As Christi Spangler my experiences formed my personality. My pains created my self imposed limitations. My hurts guarded my self expression. My dramas played out through my anxieties. Enter cannabis.  Cannabis changed my life in so many ways. First it came to me as a form…
the-best-things-to-do-in-la.-this-weekend
It may not feel like it, but fall is finally here, and we’re starting to get stoked for spooky season. On our list of best bets for the weekend? Genre films, a beer fest, Mexican food, and more. Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary September 26-29 (weekends through November 2) Whether or not you believe…
south-la.-planning-commission-kills-crenshaw-development-after-decade-long-debate
On Tuesday, the South Los Angeles Planning Commission voted unanimously to oppose a six-story, largely market-rate housing development that would have risen near the Crenshaw light rail station in rapidly gentrifying South L.A. It’s likely the end of a decade-long battle over the 577-unit District Square development, which has long been opposed by community groups…
video-communing-with-boomers-at-an-expo-for-senior-citizens
Everyone’s always obsessing over what the young people are into—but what about our elders? Los Angeles correspondent Ben Kawaller headed down to the Veterans Memorial Complex in Culver City for the Golden Future Senior Expo where the 60-and-over set was exploring CBD oil, pharmacies, and publishing their own memoirs, and talking Grindr also for some…
scientists-are-trying-to-figure-out-why-people-are-ok-with-trumps-endless-supply-of-lies
On November 6, while monitoring a Trump rally in Monroe, Louisiana, CNN fact-checking reporter Daniel Dale tweeted: “He is saying false/misleading/bizarre things in rapid succession, faster than I can type.” From the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment inquiry to chain migration and Chinese tariffs, the lies and unsubstantiated claims piled up like dirty laundry in…
la.s-best-sample-sales-pop-ups-and-shop-openings
It’s hard enough to make ends meet, let alone look fabulous while doing it. We’re not giving up our avocado toast, so we’ve got to find our bargains where we can. To make it easier, we’re rounding up the best Los Angeles sample sales, pop-up shops, store openings, and everything else you need to know…