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More Stories I Wrote in 2015

October 12, 2016

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 I did some really interesting stories for Upvoted, Reddit’s feature-y news site, toward the end of 2015, right after I gave birth to Kaya papaya. I still miss that outlet. I also did a ton of fun stories for OC Weekly, namely — pimped out Kaya for a Sublime feature! How OC. Upvoted Can’t Buy […]

“Artist of the Day” Stories I Wrote for Myspace in 2015

October 12, 2016

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In 2014 my good friend Vickie Chang became the editorial director of Myspace and assigned me the very interesting task of finding up-and-coming artists for the feature “Artist of the Day.” I started hunting down bands that hadn’t made it big yet, which made me excited about music again. I continued doing it even after […]

Stories I Wrote in 2014

October 12, 2016

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I’m writing this recap late 2016, a full two years later. But I do think that cataloging the stories I wrote — and I wrote a ton of them! — through the years is a good exercise. So here goes. CBS LA Best Dive Bars In Orange County If you think OC is all about glitzy […]

Martin Ramirez: Inside the Outsider

July 17, 2015

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Martin Ramirez: Inside the Outsider (p.1) Martin Ramirez: Inside the Outsider (p.2)

How Faythe Levine Became a Craftmaking Superstar

July 17, 2015

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Here’s a step-by-step guide to how Faythe Levine, the co-owner of Paper Boat Boutique and Gallery, founder of craft fair, Art vs. Craft, director-producer of the documentary “Handmade Nation: The Rise of D.I.Y. Art, Craft and Design,” and performer of the saw for the Wooden Robot, became a star in the world of art and […]

Stories I Wrote in 2012

November 5, 2013

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Thought I’d post the 2012 stories as well, a year later! Artbound was a pretty amazing experience, they even made a short video based on my stories. KCET Artbound Siempre es Hoy: Capturing the Latin Alternative Moment A Conversation on Chicano Art: Artist Jose Lozano and Collector Armando Duron Parker Jacobs Can’t Lose Art With […]

Stories I Wrote in 2013

November 5, 2013

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I always think I should keep a tally of stories I write for other publications, especially since I don’t have a full-time reporting job anymore. Here’s an abridged list of everything I did this year (I only posted stories I liked, actually.) I sort of stopped doing so much over the summer because I was […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Parker Jacobs and the Aquabats

September 20, 2012

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Here’s a story I wrote about one of my favorite artists for KCET’s Artbound: Parker Jacobs: From the beginning, Parker Jacobs’ life has been one roundabout path to fame after another. I like to think of him as the most influential Huntington Beach artist that you’ve never heard of. In fact, Jacobs has been quietly […]

I Wrote a Story on No Doubt; In Other News, “Don’t Speak” Still Gives Me the Chills

September 12, 2012

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In 1995, I was obsessed with No Doubt. I wore bindis like Gwen Stefani, I tried to dress like Gwen Stefani, I watched that “Don’t Speak” video CONSTANTLY, I wanted to sing like Gwen Stefani. Today OC Weekly published my cover story on No Doubt. If it was 1996 it would’ve been like my biggest […]

Whoahaaoahohoahaoha

October 12, 2011

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As Tim said, “Indie cred through the roof!”