Hip Hop

My First Published Personal Essay

My First Published Personal Essay

This illustration by Gabrielle Gamboa perfectly captures the spirit of the essay I published today on Narratively as part of “Modern Families” week. It’s a piece about my passion for dancing to hip-hop and salsa, and how that passion has defined much of my adult life, including my romantic relationships. A conventional life of marriage […]

The best dance clubs in LA, every night of the week

(I have fallen so far behind on posting news of my recent publications! So, I am trying to play catch-up starting right now…) With the warming temperatures of spring and arrival of daylight savings time, my mind is heading towards all the music and dance opportunities in Los Angeles during the coming months. Recently, I […]

Bye Bye, Gabah… :(

It’s been so many years since I’ve been to Gabah, the East Hollywood club that used to host underground hip hop nights like the Chocolate Bar and The Root Down. But still, as I drove by this week and saw that scaffolding had gone up around the building, I felt a tug at my heart. […]