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2013 LA Mayoral Poll: Eric Garcetti Leads Wendy Greuel By Slight Margin (PHOTOS)

2013 LA Mayoral Poll: Eric Garcetti Leads Wendy Greuel By Slight Margin (PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 13:26:55 in Los Angeles

“I agree with dgoshilla, this article is a joke. This word "hipster" is perplexing: "It's not suprising that hipster candidate Garcetti -- who drives a Prius, lives in Silverlake and is part-Mexican -- polled better among liberals." Since when does driving a Prius make you a hipster? The same for being part-Mexican? It makes me wonder about the bias of the writer/editor. Frankly, I'm surprised that the Huffington Post would allow this kind of nonsense in a political article.”
A Pagan Gathering With Starhawk In Los Angeles

A Pagan Gathering With Starhawk In Los Angeles

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 12:17:38 in Religion

“Great article! Well written and evocative. It's good to know there are neo-pagans thriving in L.A. I'd love to see more articles like this on HuffPost.
As far as all the negative comments, I think Starhawk would be the first to make fun of herself and her name. She probably would not consider herself a "leader" in a consensus-based organization that's non-heirarchical. .
As far as this "religion" being a comic book. Ha ha. That's very insightful, but deconstruct the world's major religions and you'll see all sorts of super-powers and super-tools in action.
Most people in the Craft adopt a circle name to protect their muggle identities. There's intense hatred towards witches, neo-pagans, wiccans, Goddess-worshippers, and anyone not ascribing to Xtianity and the big three religions. Using an alias is a way to protect yourself from co-workers, neighbors, family members, etc.”

brokerthanu on Dec 20, 2012 at 01:23:58

“Sure, but if that was the intent in her case it probably backfired a long time ago. It's hard to be semi-famous and anonymous at the same time. There are also other reasons to have a circle name (secret name, magic name etc).”
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BGG Weekender: Giant Robots, Haunted Hayrides and a Masquerade Ball

Commented Oct 20, 2012 at 16:12:24 in Los Angeles

“Here's more about the NON PROFIT FILM FESTIVAL: Public Interest Pictures is giving L.A. cause-driven nonprofits a chance to tell their stories. Inspired by Instant Films, Lights, Camera Help, & other short-format live film events, 8 nonprofits will be randomly paired with 8 filmmakers tasked to write, produce, shoot, and edit a short film in just 48 hours.

And the nonprofits are... Consumer Watchdog, Blackwomen for Wellness, Food Forward, Heart of LA, Honey Love, Children's Nature Institute, L.A. County Bicycle Coalition, Homegirl Cafe. Come vote for your favorite video, the top prize wins $1,000.”