Rewired: Triumph Over Fear

What better place to lose my writer’s block than gliding over the fluffiest of clouds, clouds that look like gigantic sheep floating in the sky. Indeed, inspiration strikes in the places we least expect, and truth be told I never imagined my heart would rumble and shake, hungry for a flight. Somewhere, somehow when I…

Artist Spotlight: Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic, born in Belgrade in 1946, is without question one of the most remarkable performance artists of our time. Considered the grandmother of performance art, she has positioned herself as a legend in this medium. Her intense work throws transformative waves  of energy at her audience forcing them to absorb the moment and eschew being passive observers. Her most…

L.A. Art Lovers Go Here: TheCinefamily to View a Lost Japanese Animation Masterpiece

  Belladonna of Sadness, a transgressive visual masterpiece of Japanese animation, produced by Japanese anime master Osamu Tezuka and directed by Eiichi Yamamoto in 1973, will finally make its official debut in Los Angeles this month. Why: It’s a psychedelic, controversial, twisted, sexual, artistic visual of a woman’s journey of despair. When: Thursday, May 12-Thursday,…

Beyonce’s Lemonade: A Visual Album of Identity and Vulnerability

How do I even begin to explain Beyonce’s visual and cathartic film Lemonade? Truth is my description will pale in comparison to what the woman did, but I’ll try. Attempt to describe Lemonade: It is a blend of  beautiful visuals, poetic lyrics, and profound poetry addressing the strength, resilience, apathy, vulnerability and courage women experience and endure generation…

Fashionably Conscious

Awareness of your own mind is consciousness. Radiating happiness isn’t only external it is mutually internal; beauty is evoked in being at peace with yourself and others.  After losing a chosen one, I contemplated, I meditated, I reflected on every aspect of myself. Confronting the ego is complicated.  It’s accepting failures, letting go of pride-accepting…

Ponder This: Limits

Limits are what we set for ourselves throughout our journey in life. We set them in love, in careers, in friendships, but what happens when we are pushed to the limit and we can’t let go. Are we addicted to wanting something so unattainable when things go awry? I’ll only speak of love in this instance….

Practice This: Compassion

There are times we hit bottom. We hit it so low we knock ourselves out by the blunt force of our sinking emotions. In life we live we die; we find love we lose love. In those intense moments of life we intentionally and unintentionally yearn for compassion; a sincere understanding of the process and the…

Eat Here: B.S. Taqueria in Los Angeles

Mexican restaurants sprinkle the city of Los Angeles like cars do our freeways; they are everywhere and after a while you don’t notice them. However, Chef Ray Garcia’s restaurant B.S. Taqueria is like that one cool 1960’s car idling on the freeway grabbing everyone’s attention. The tortillas are thick and are made with GMO free flour….

Selling Love: Love Freely This Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day is the time when marketing campaigns start slapping lovers, and those lacking one, with print, radio and television advertisements reminding them that modern love is displayed with monetary,shiny and materialistic gifts. As February 14th inches closer, bitterness foams on the lips of the broken-hearted, hope steams from the hearts of  hopeless romantics, and love…

Drink Here: Now Boarding in West Hollywood

If you follow gogafa, then you’re familiar with my love-hate relationship with flying. I am not too keen on the whole being stuck in a plane for hours on end, but I’ve always held a fascination for airports and the whole experience. Well hallelujah, I found a spot that spares me the anxiety of flying while…

Artist Spotlight: Who Is Jeff Koons?

  Do you remember those clowns who would twist balloons in a million ways to create a dog, sword or bouquet of flowers? Trust me, if you’ve seen one in action, well it’s impossible to forget. As a child, I remember watching those clowns with my eyes squinted, shoulders raised, and anxiety brewing in my head. The anticipation…