Monthly Archives: June 2014

Summer Theatre in L.A.

When was the last time you went to see a play? Summer days are literally longer, so you can get home from work, eat dinner in daylight and still have plenty of time to get to the theatre. Lots of interesting choices this summer, and this list is far from conclusive, but be sure to […]

Three Days of Silent Retreat


I have an accumulation of mucus in my throat that I just can’t ignore, so every few minutes I have to swallow and it sounds ridiculously loud in the silence. Can everyone in the meditation room hear me?

Tanzy—Artisinal Italian in Westwood

By Abigail Lewis The time to go to the newest Tanzy, executive cheffed by Bryan Podgorski of French Laundry and Las Vegas’ Bouchon, is now, before the world descends. Situated just east of Westwood Boulevard on Wilshire, with convenient parking in the rear, the entrance feels something like a forest woodland. Distressed vine branches form […]

New Books: The Sufi Path of Annihilation

In the Tradition of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi & Hasan Lutfï Shushud By Nevit O. Ergin Published by Inner Traditions Review by Mac Graham Nevit O. Ergin mingles his cryptic contemporary Sufi short stories with sayings of master Hasan Lutfï Shushud and the immortal verses of Rumi to reveal the barest essence of the Itlak Sufi […]

What do you know about our national parks?

By Tim Posada On a smoggy day in Southern California, many forget that the third largest state houses some of the most magnificent national parks. But hikers need not travel far to adequately stretch their legs on something besides sidewalks and asphalt––and that number of hikers continue to climb past 32 million participants yearly. When […]

Rock a Hawaiian Lifestyle Wherever You Are


Being in Hawaii makes you feel not just physically better, but spiritually and emotionally as well. So why not cultivate a kamaʻāina state of mind wherever you are? Aloha shirt is optional.