In this issue we celebrate the power of women.
L.A. is about power, lusting for it, sleeping your way into it,
marrying it, wielding it over others, or perhaps most powerfully,
relinquishing it. Its still a mans town, where swagger,
bullying and macho hold sway, but quietly, steadily, women have
stepped up to take their share.
Some of the women youll meet here are hard-nosed business
people while others express their power variously through painting,
high heels, taking their clothes off, putting them on, cooking,
beauty, singing, money-making, sex, healing, studying, lawmaking,
law-breaking, packaging, directing, giving, acting, wrestling, organizing,
fighting city hall, feeding, loving, wordsmithing, photographing,
We cant define or sum up the great multifaceted, mysterious,
brutal, gentle, ineffable power of women in these few words or even
within these pages, but we can introduce you to some who have impressed
us with theirs.