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Andrea Richards writes about cultural history, forgotten philosophical systems, and life in Los Angeles for a variety of publications, including The BelieverBUSTmake/shift, WHERE TravelerLos Angeles, and LA Weekly. She is the author of five books: Library of Esoterica: Astrology (TASCHEN), Los Angeles Restaurants (Sunset + Venice), Los Angeles Cocktails (Sunset + Venice), 500 Hidden Secrets of Los Angeles (Luster), and Girl Director: A How-To Guide for the First-Time, Flat-Broke Film and Video Maker (Ten Speed), which was a celebration of women’s history and DIY filmmaking that Kim Gordon called “a true reminder of the possibilities.” An avid fan of L.A.-based anything and an enthusiastic proponent of indie publishing, Richards is proud to be part of the Narrated Objects collective.

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