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Los Angeles Diaspora

They didn’t kill enough of them,” ran through our skin and down our spines as I pushed one of the last bar stools back in place for the evening while the bartender and I locked eyes in fear of the thought of what kind of human mentality the statement was summoned from as the speaker sat at the bar and fixated on the television that was set to CNN. Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Culinary Crossovers

In my culinary crossovers, I have found that while ethnic foods have been popular for years, an emerging consumer
interest in the true historical flavors of traditional ethnic foods is fueling this cultural crossover, such as the simple act
of adding Thai chilies to cold oil in a wok and then removing them before introducing meat and produce to enhance the dish. Continue reading

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Bill Viola: Self-Perfection

As artists we circle the drain of this place we collectively go to tap into for the chaotic and visual impetuses of our collective visual voice.
It is not surprising that along the way the signs up ahead read like Caution: deep spiritual valleys ahead, cause and effect for next (n) miles,
and no rest stops ahead. Continue reading

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Luis Ramirez: Un Amigo Mio

Adding insult to injury the jury also found the two teens ‘not guilty’ of third-degree murder in the death of Ramirez,
who died of blunt force injuries? The two were also were acquitted of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment
and ethnic intimidation essentially stripping Mr. Ramirez of any sense of human or civil justice, dignity or validity. Continue reading

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Water

I drink you Caesar. I wash in your galactic atoms Cleopatra. I sweat for your words Aristotle. I feel Abraham’s prophecies in my bloodstream as I quench my thirst on Giotto’s water pail for his colors. Continue reading

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