Andreas Tzortzis

Andreas Tzortzis
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He has worked as a journalist for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek and Monocle Magazine from Berlin and London before leading Red Bull’s mainstream-facing content platform, The Red Bulletin, from Los Angeles. He recently returned to his hometown of San Francisco with his small family. dre@agei.st

Adele Yellin

In 2002, the man Adele Yellin met while still in high school, followed to California and accompanied through a remarkable life, died.  Ira Yellin’s legacy was as a real estate developer who championed downtown Los Angeles when no one else gave it a second thought.But at that point, the...

Amelia Backman

Working in fashion has a way of skewing your perspective. When you’re young it’s hard to imagine that any of the fun times will end, that life won’t always be an endless stream of barely made flights, fabulous friends, glittering capitals and stellar after-parties.“I work with a lot...

Bob Blumer

His music management career in a weird limbo and freshly arrived in Los Angeles, Bob Blumer was looking around for a way to pay the rent.His friend suggested he write a cookbook. Bob had never worked as a chef. He hadn’t even worked in a restaurant. He had...

Tribute to a Visual Voice

At its very best the Village Voice was a muckraking, underbelly-exploring, fiercely creative journalistic voice in a city that needed its moxie.The weekly tabloid tilted at the windmills of power in New York, empowering its writers to write with individuality, producing reams of vital storytelling that rivaled its...

Romel Pascual

He was working as the deputy mayor of Los Angeles when a group of activists came to him asking if he would allow them to close off streets for a day of cycling. He asked them if they had done it before, they said no. He asked if they...

Aliza Sherman

There were the perks of the heavy metal life: flying with Def Leppard in a private jet from gig to gig, serving as the gatekeeper to the hordes of press and famous people who wanted access to the band. But the downsides for Aliza Sherman were just as eye-opening:...

Jeff Walker

It’s the first week of October and leukemia survivor Jeff Walker  is on a bit of a roll. On Friday, he saw Beck at the Hollywood Bowl with his 16-year-old daughter, and, on Sunday, Broken Social Scene in a surprise gig at the tiny Troubadour in the heart of...

Colin Evans

When we speak, Colin Evans is putting the finishing touches on a plan for a month-long motorcycle tour of Australia, from Melbourne up into the Outback, to Adelaide and Victoria. The plan was to ride with the same 12 guys he traveled with from Cartagena, Colombia to the southernmost...

Gina Angelone

A few weeks ago, Gina Angelone was in the south of France writing her novel as part of an artist’s residency program. With her time in Europe coming to a close, she did what she typically would do before returning home to the LA suburbs: She visited every cultural...

Bart Sights

The almost black sheen of Bart Sight’s fingernails aren’t the mark of a closet Goth. The discoloration also has nothing to do with his inability to work with a hammer.“Some think I’m so clumsy that I’ve hit every one of my nails with a hammer,” he says. “I’ve actually...