Thursday, December 12, 2019
kamala-harris-courted-the-bay-areas-elite-to-fund-her-rise-in-politics
Although Senator Kamala Harris often touts her pride in being “a child of Oakland,” it was the scions and socialites of Pacific Heights and other wealthy San Francisco zip codes that first brought Harris to prominence, Politico reports. Harris first made the papers in 1994 when, at 29, she was a deputy D.A. in Alameda…
how-to-have-a-hot-girl-summer-megan-thee-stallion-style
As summer heats up, some people have retreated into their air-conditioned condos, while others have embraced the rising temps and excess sunshine as an excuse to let loose and live a “hot girl summer.” The phrase originated with Texas rapper Megan Thee Stallion—whose track “Cash Shit” includes a reference to “real hot girl shit”—before becoming…
we-went-inside-the-fire-sauce-soaked-influencer-stocked-taco-bell-hotel-in-palm-springs
Just as guests began arriving at The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel & Resort on Thursday, a viral tweet made the rounds connecting the fast food chain to conservative-leaning political contributions made by its corporate parent, YUM! Brands. Would that cast a cloud over the pop-up activation, which had been in the works for over…
pacific-standard-is-the-latest-casualty-in-an-unstable-media-landscape
Shutdowns and layoffs have become commonplace in the news media, but the sudden shuttering of the Santa Barbara-based online magazine Pacific Standard still came as a shock to many on Wednesday. Today is an extremely difficult day, the worst day—and I’m heart-broken and devastated. We learned this morning, without any warning, that our primary funder…
in-the-80s-marianne-williamson-taught-a-course-in-miracles-in-los-feliz
Scroll through a news article about frequently googled Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson and you may come across a reference to the Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz. Located in a classic Mayan Revival building on the corner of Los Feliz and Griffith Park boulevards, the society is where Williamson began her career as a…
donald-trump-has-decided-that-hollywood-is-racist-against-right-wingers
It seems like centuries ago when bogus right-wing news stories were proliferating on social media, and normal, media-literate people began denouncing a thing called “fake news,” i.e. actual fake news stories. Seeing an opportunity to warp reality, Donald Trump appropriated the term and began referring to any journalism that he didn’t agree with as “fake…
karl-urban-star-of-amazons-dark-superhero-show-the-boys-is-already-hyping-season-two
Gorier than Deadpool and darker than Watchmen, Amazon’s The Boys is turning out to be one of the biggest hits of the summer. Though it premiered barely two weeks ago, the cast is already shooting the second season of the Seth Rogan co-created series about a world lorded over by corrupt, corporatized superheroes. Leading the cast…
an-la.-gym-is-offering-a-discount-to-people-who-ditch-equinox-and-soulcycle
In Los Angeles—a city that loves both fitness and bougie amenities—the outcry against the owner of fitness chains Equinox and SoulCycle came swiftly nonetheless. Yesterday, Out magazine reported that billionaire Stephen Ross, whose Related Companies owns a majority of both brands, plans on hosting a fundraiser for Donald Trump at his Southampton home. Tickets range…
how-to-make-cbd-gummies-at-home
CBD has gone from being a presumed ‘flavour of the month’ fad to an all-out obsession the world can’t get enough of. If the science of CBD is to be believed, this remarkable compound has more wide-reaching therapeutic properties than almost any conventional pharmaceutical on the market. From relief from seizures to the treatment of…
sun-rocks-too-strong-for-snoop
If you’ve been keeping up with our blog over recent days and weeks, you’ll have no doubt picked up on our introductory guide to moon rocks. Those being the super-strong nuggets of goodness that combine high-quality cannabis bud with super-strong hash oil, all topped off with a liberal dose of kief. The result being a…