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Arts

The Dark Side of Me

Revekka Balancier writes about the frustration of living with an alcoholic, knowing it is a disease, and having no one to blame but the moon in our latest #WalkAmongGods Poetry & Photo entry. Jon Medel’s beautiful break-up photo of model April Bay portrays the sadness and regret in the poem perfectly.

Stories

Moonshine Cover Shoot: Jon Medel’s Creative Process

JH Creator and photographer Jon Medel was tapped by Editor-in-Chief Arash Afshar to manifest an inspired image for our “Moonshine” cover of the JH digital magazine.

Gay Rights Movement: Stonewall – Now | Justified Hype

From the Stonewall Inn riots of ’69 to the current termination of a catholic school teacher due to his sexuality, Jeffery Hoyle, gay rights activist, calls upon us to remember the past, celebrate today, and hope for tomorrow.

Lifestyle

Form, Function, and Herding Cats: Dan Reeves Spotlight

Creator Dan Reeves discusses his newest venture: Mid Century, a vintage modern furniture, décor, and lighting boutique in Hillcrest.

Right Now

Five Things I learned by recording my first podcast

When I arrived at John Reynolds’ (aka Bass Exotic) apartment on a beautiful sunny afternoon for the interview, I had one major thought on my mind:
Don’t. Get. To. Know. John. At least… not until the tape was rolling.

Photo Essays

Ballerina looking at the camera with her left hand close to her neck; wearing a black long sleeve outfit and with her chest partially uncovered

DANCERGRAM

Photo Essay: July 2019

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LUNAR
CYCLE

Photo Essay: May 2019

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On the Subject
of Renewal

Photo Essay

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