Los Angeles

An Evening at The Peppermint Club with Rainsford

Rainey Qualley is many things: Andie MacDowell’s oldest daughter, part time actress-slash-model, an admitted introvert. She’s even dabbled in directing this year, alongside her younger sister, Margaret (whom you may know from The Leftovers or the Sundance darling, Novitiate) on the music video for her song, “Rendezvous”. But on this mid-December Tuesday evening, she’s Rainsford, a genre-bending siren about to take the stage for her first public performance....

Keeping DACA Alive Through Art

Karla Duarte was on her lunch break at work when she heard that she was going to lose her right to live in the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had just announced that the Trump administration was rescinding DACA, abruptly ending many of the guarantees enshrined in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that had allowed undocumented youth brought to the U.S. illegally to apply for jobs and lead normal lives without the threat of being deported....

Of Walking On Concrete

Last October, I set out to walk the whole Los Angeles River. My motive was simple. I had read a lot about the waterway but still felt confused by it. I thought if I could just see it, maybe it would make more sense....