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From left, Zulu, Jonathan Kanarek and Daemon Hillin are representative of a new wave of Freemasons that’s stamping a younger, hipper profile on the centuries-old fraternity.

The secretive society gains a higher, hipper profile as younger men seek out a place for fraternal bonding.

Los Angeles Times | May 18, 2008

By Adam Tschorn

IN LOS FELIZ, across from a 7-Eleven on North Vermont Avenue, a few dozen men in their early 20s to late 80s share a dinner behind closed doors. Some wear full tuxedos with bow ties and jeweled cuff links, some have shoulder-length hair, and others wear open-collared shirts that reveal the slightest filigree of tattoo arching across their chests.

Over Italian food, retired lawyers and judges sit elbow-to-elbow with owners of scrap metal yards and vintage clothing boutiques. They hold forth on philosophy, the weather; they rib each other and joke about saving room for cannoli…

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