Today's Sunday Styles section of the New York Times profiles Philo Hagen, a Los Angeles writer and blogger who is the founder of Hooping.org. The inspiration for the story is Hagen's short video set on Broadway in Downtown. He's a disgruntled office worker who encounters an attractive woman (Anah "Hoopalicious" Reichenbach) hula-hooping and stripping in the street. A hoop rolls Hagen's way and he takes it from there, dancing past Clifton's Cafeteria and ending up in his white briefs in the 2nd Street tunnel. The credits include "the beautiful people of Downtown Los Angeles." Video link Hat tip to Ed Fuentes at View From a Loft.
Last week, Hagen blogged about his NYT photo shoot on the 4th Street Bridge.
Also in the Sunday NYT: Up close and personal at the Chateau Marmont, as Sofia Coppola begins the press interviews for "Somewhere."