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Jessica Ogilvie


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

Meet Evan Stone, the Unstoppable Star of 1,839 Pornos –

When this small-town football star suffered a career-ending injury, he found a new field for his chiseled bod and Texas charm. Twenty years later, he hasn't slowed down yet. → Read More

Ramblin' Woman: A Week On The Road With A Female Trucker

When most Americans think of truckers, they imagine big, burly men — not Melissa Rojas. The Michigan-based mom is one of less than 6% of long-haul drivers who are women. Though weeks on the road ca... → Read More

Whites, Camera, Action: How Can Hollywood Unions Promote Diversity?

For years, Maria Giese has been stirring up trouble at the Directors Guild of America. Unapologetically outspoken, the seasoned director has long insisted that something untoward has been happening behind the doors of the venerable Hollywood union. In regard to disrupting the status quo that perpetuates Hollywood's lack of diversity,... → Read More

How Hollywood Keeps Out the Stories and Lives of Women and Girls

When screenwriter Phyllis Nagy first read Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt in 1995, she knew she wanted to tell its story on the big screen. Centered on the romantic relationship between two women in 1950s America, it paints a portrait of star-crossed love focused on female protagonists. “The three... → Read More

10 Bad People Besides Bill Cosby Whose Stars Will Never Be Removed From the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ever since beloved sitcom star and fatherly figure Bill Cosby openly admitted to giving Quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with — accusations of which had been floating around for years — his image has been shattered. In its wake, activists are demanding that he be stripped of... → Read More

Smart Folks Now Water Their Yards With Washing Machine Runoff, and the DWP Doesn't Like It

When Cat and Jonney Ahmanson bought their house in Eagle Rock, the backyard was full of tangled weeds. Rather than put in grass or dirt, the newlyweds worked with landscape designer Kim Kelley and greywater expert Leigh Jerrard to create a California dreamscape. Now over the next year, as water... → Read More

Me and Earl, Batkid and Wolfpack All Show Kids Reenacting Movies, in Part to Cope With Trauma

Miles Scott had one wish: After battling leukemia for over three years, the five-year-old wanted to be Batman for a day. And so, Make-A-Wish partnered with the city of San Francisco to stage a series of capers through which Scott saved Gotham City. The story turned into a documentary, Batkid... → Read More

Merle, America, and Me: Two Days of Freedom at the Biggest Honky Tonk in Texas

Billy Bob's Texas has has three whiskey-soaked bars, two boot-scuffed dance floors, and an indoor rodeo arena. We visited to see Merle Haggard perform on Fourth of July weekend. → Read More

How Palm Springs Became a Bachelorette Party Destination

Across the nation, affianced young women and their ladyfriends have gained a reputation as puke-stained, shallow monsters wielding tiaras, dick straws and the ability to shriek high enough to break glass. Until recently, these sorority-like shenanigans were contained in Las Vegas or Cabo, cities known for encouraging the worst kind... → Read More

David Asprey Wants You to Drink Coffee With Butter. Some Dismiss His Science (VIDEO)

David Asprey was nearing the top of Mt. Kailash in Tibet when he started to slow down. At 16,000 feet and minus 10 degrees, the technology entrepreneur wasn't sure he would finish the climb. But just then, a woman emerged from a guest house on the side of the mountain... → Read More

Esquire Senior Editor Says Occidental Sex Case Hinges on Whether Very Drunk Woman Consented to Very Drunk Man

In June of 2013, L.A. Weekly published "Rape at Occidental College: Official Hush-Up Shatters Trust," an investigation of allegations that Occidental College in Eagle Rock was underreporting the number of rapes on its campus, and encouraging those who had been sexually assaulted to stay silent. Since then, the issue has grown... → Read More

Hi, This Is Tattoo Artist Dr. Woo's Office. Our Next Appointment Is in Four Months

One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. Los Angeles' most sought-after tattoo artist is reading Dr. Seuss at Silver Lake's Casbah Café. His 4-year-old son has wedged himself between his father's knees and is holding up a smartphone to display one of Seuss' most... → Read More

How Hollywood Keeps Out Women

In 2005, Diana Ossana was in the green room at the Venice Film Festival, elated. Brokeback Mountain, the film she'd shepherded into being after reading Annie Proulx's short story in The New Yorker eight years earlier, had just won the Golden Lion, top prize at the festival. Ossana, who optioned... → Read More

UCLA Students Provide Aid to a Tijuana Squatter Town (VIDEO)

UCLA students travel south twice-monthly to hold a free health clinic in the defiant squatter community of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana. → Read More

New Movie Looks Inside the Lives of Cam Girls — and the Secrets of Their Success

As you fumble around one night on your computer, one-handed, a small pop-up window suddenly appears on your screen. In it, a young woman lounges languid... → Read More

Why Location Scout Lori Balton Has the World’s Coolest Job

Lori Balton’s job as a location scout takes her all around the world, constantly in search of amazing locations for Oscar-winning films like “Inception” and “Argo." Here, she shares her stories. → Read More

Looking Back on the Year in Party Country, in Which Country Music Didn't Die

This year the conversation in country went from griping about bro country to contemplating the deterioration of the genre—maybe that was an overreaction. → Read More

10 Infuriating Parking Tickets We've All Gotten

As residents of Los Angeles, we all have to endure certain indignities. There's the permanent smog belt within 500 feet... → Read More