Monthly Archives: August 2013

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

PHOTO: The 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike When you’ve thrown some hot dogs and hamburgers on the barbie, and are sucking on a cool one (and/or toking some fine shit) while wearing a “World’s Greatest Cook” apron, stop for a moment and try to understand why you’re celebrating (hint: not because you have a day off). […]

LABOR DAY: Who You Are Is Not What You Do

LABOR DAY: Who You Are Is Not What You Do

by Rev. G. Friesen The two most important questions navigators ask themselves are: 1. How did we end up here? 2. How do we get to where we want to go? These are the same questions I feel we’re all asking ourselves and each other. Thing is, none of us agree on the answer to either […]

Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain

Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain

This is Los Angeles, California. Downtown LA is not like most major cities, there is no real city center where jobs are concentrated. Its nine million residents drive across its crumbling, trafficked freeways from where they can afford to live to where they work every single day; the average commute time for people who live […]

ASTROLOGY: Virgo, Nobody’s Bitch

ASTROLOGY: Virgo, Nobody’s Bitch

PHOTO: “Virgo” by Julie Dillion Well, it’s that time of year, when the summer begins to wind down, and you start noticing the days getting shorter. The Sun left the sign of Leo-the energy that lets us reconnect with our inner child every summer on August 22nd and entered the sign of Virgo, the sign […]

PLAYLIST: Modern Humanz

PLAYLIST: Modern Humanz

It’s not too typical to do a playlist full of the same artists over and over, namely Beck, Radiohead, Bjork and the Gorillaz. But the music all has the same thing in common– a dystopian reflection of modern society. The mix opens with “Modern Guilt” by Beck. Beck has long been ahead of the curve […]

REVIEW: Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On

REVIEW: Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On

As much as we need it, 41 million of us don’t get enough sleep. A lack of sleep leads to a wealth of physical and mental problems, and it also makes you look like you aren’t quite all there. But sometimes you just don’t have the luxury of time, but it doesn’t have to show […]

[NSFW] Drunk Sex And The Art Of The One-Night Stand

[NSFW] Drunk Sex And The Art Of The One-Night Stand

For many reasons, people like to get really fucked up before they have sex, especially sex with strangers. I spent many years slinging drinks behind a busy downtown bar watching people get wasted, make out at the bar and stumble into the alley to conspicuously suck dick or get fingered, smoke cigarettes and cry, or […]

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Martha Little* came home late one frigid January night to a dark home and found her kitchen door had been kicked in. She lived alone, and this was the third break-in. The first two had been reported to the police, and although she had been out late celebrating her brother’s birthday, she removed anything related […]

HEMPFEST 2013: Fashion With A Passion For Freedom

HEMPFEST 2013: Fashion With A Passion For Freedom

PHOTOS: Tawnee Cowan, unless otherwise noted. Featured: T-shirt, dress and skirt by Marcella Kelly. You may have heard about the speakers, the massive smoke outs and other highlights of 2013’s Seattle Hempfests, but did you know there were daily fashion shows in the Hemposium Tent? I co-produced the show, Fashion with a Passion for Freedom, with […]