• academy awards,  explore,  los angeles,  oscars report

    The 2010 Academy Awards Report

    It isn’t every day that you or I get invited to attend the Academy Awards. I learned that the only way to get your booty into the Oscars is to be invited. The seatfillers have an “in” even. Academy members go through the lottery system and if they are picked, they still have to pay for their tickets. I found myself in a very fortunate situation when my dear friend invited me to attend as one of her two guests. For nominees, the night is a once in a lifetime experience, but it was also for me since I have absolutely nothing to do with the film industry.The first item…

  • art,  explore,  los angeles

    Explore: Manifest Equality (Los Angeles)

    You’ve heard of pop-up shopping. Now, there are pop-up art shows. For one weekend only, Manifest Equality took over the site and parking lot of a former Big Lots! store on Vine Street in Hollywood to present a diverse showing of artwork for a good cause: promoting full and equal rights to all Americans. Lots of famous artists were represented such as Gary Basemen, Shepard Fairey, and Ron English but also a fair share of up and coming artists. The last dreary Saturday was a nice time to enjoy some works indoors.  Manifest Equality’s logo in yarn Side view of the yarn heart This poor chalk bear looks so sad,…