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Karen Curley
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Karen Curley is an international photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. Her pictures have been seen in many publications including Spin Magazine, US Weekly, and InStyle Magazine. Her pictures have also been featured on the Conan O'Brien show. She has worked internationally for The Accra Mail in Ghana Africa. Her passion is urban photography. Her work with the homeless has been shown in galleries all over Los Angeles.

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PETA Protests NBC's 'Animal Practice'

(2) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 4:21 PM

PETA protested this week against the NBC comedy Animal Practice in front of NBC studios in North Hollywood. The protest hoped "to draw attention to the fact that animals generally have no desire to be in front of the camera." According to PETA's website, animal actors are often mistreated on...

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Industriel: A Food Orgasm for the Soul

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 2:17 PM

This is my first food review so bear with me. I had to review this restaurant because hands down it is one of the best meals I've ever had. Everything was just so perfect. It's like I had gone to food heaven. Lets start off with my drink order. I...

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Antigua, Guatemala: Disneyland On Pot

(10) Comments | Posted August 19, 2012 | 9:30 AM

I have been to Antigua, Guatemala twice in the past couple of months. It truly is the most peaceful place on the planet.

It's like Disneyland on pot: It is the happiest place on earth, just a lot more mellow. Every time I walk into the city all of my...

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Helicopter Noise in the City

(64) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Los Angeles has to be one of the noisiest cities in America. With all of our horn honking, people shouting, breaks squealing and helicopter noise, how does one get a moment's peace in our fair town? The biggest offender of all is helicopter noise. I have lived here almost nine...

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Adventures With Mezcal In Cafe No Se

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 7:00 AM

A couple of months ago I decided to plan a trip to Guatemala. Being the anal planner I am, I researched the hell out of places to go. The first bar I read about was Café No Se.

I knew instantly this was going to be my home away from...

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Southern California Immigration Coalition Immigrant Rights March (PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 1:23 PM

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Other Lives: Tamer Animals Album Review

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 11:22 AM

Elegant, beautiful, rich, romantic, compelling, breathtaking. These are some of the words that I would use to describe Tamer Animals, the sophomore release by Other Lives. I must admit, I rarely write music reviews, and usually only when I photograph the bands and an editor wants copy to go along....

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Faces of Liga

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 12:18 PM

Liga International is a group of volunteers who travel to Mexico to provide free medical care. This group of people is just not ordinary volunteers, they are true angels. They are made up of dentists, doctors, pilots, nurses, and other staffs who not only give their time and energies, but...

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Sanitation in Ghana: A Disaster or a Challenge?

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 10:52 AM

When one walks down the streets in Makola Market, you are overwhelmed by all of the trash that litters the streets. Trash and waste are everywhere. Accra is the capital of Ghana and is a modern city, yet there is garbage all over. There are many reasons for this:

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Do Unto Others: Have People Lost the Message?

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 12:39 PM

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Such a simple message but do we hear it anymore? I look around me and wonder where all of this world's humanity has gone to. Our behavior, as a society, has grown increasingly worse and worse. Here are a...

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Dia de los Muertos (Photos)

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 10:32 AM

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is. ~Yoda
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday....
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Homeless in Los Angeles

(2) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 6:20 PM

Homeless. Poverty. Loneliness. Desperation. These are words that strike fear in our hearts. Luckily most of us have a warm place to sleep at night. We have food in our refrigerators and friends to rely on. This is not the case for the people who live on Skid Row. With...

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Why Ghana Is Not A Tourist Friendly Place To Visit

(5) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 2:05 PM

I think travel makes you a well-rounded person and can help us appreciate what we have in America. As an American, I'm used to having a certain comfort level. I like having a hot shower, food and, yes, even air conditioning. If you are traveling to Ghana don't expect any...

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Touring Juarez, Murder Capital Of The World (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 2:32 PM

A State Department travel advisory strongly suggests that Americans not to travel to Juarez, where 3,100 people were killed in 2010 alone, so I was a little apprehensive before crossing the border. I had a lot of people telling me that I was out of my mind to be going...

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Touring Juarez, Murder Capital Of The World (PHOTOS)

(10) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 2:32 PM

A State Department travel advisory strongly suggests that Americans not to travel to Juarez, where 3,100 people were killed in 2010 alone, so I was a little apprehensive before crossing the border. I had a lot of people telling me that I was out of my mind to be going...

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Nogales, Mexico: Heading North Through Heat (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted August 21, 2011 | 10:06 AM

Nogales, Sonora is one of the most dangerous towns along the Mexican-American border. The biggest port of legal entry into Arizona's Tucson sector, Nogales is also a drug-trafficking center and a hub for human smugglers.

Coyotes, smugglers who take people across the border, charge individuals $2000 to guide them...

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Tijuana Will Not Be Ignored (PHOTOS)

(18) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 3:40 PM

Tijuana is Los Angeles' naughty cousin. Angelenos call the town TJ and visit only when their better angels are on smoke break. Over the last few years, the town has gotten more desperate as drug wars have strained the muscle of the Mexican state and the American economy, which trickles...

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