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The Mayor of Dub

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From one of the early members of Sublime to mayor of La Palma, Marshall Goodman is well-qualified to represent the L.B.C.

Mystical, Magical, Scarce

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Lodge organists are a vanishing breed—but one with the power to transform the Masonic ritual.

Anything but Silence

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Why two grand lodge officers are on a quest to bring music into every Masonic lodge.

The Inheritance

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Nee Quaison-Sackey has made it his life’s work to bring people together.

Rhyme and Reason

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For 20 years, he was the rapper Ryu. But in lodge, he’s just Ryan.

The Beautiful Sound

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Trevor Terence Panganiban’s music bridges East and West.

Rave Recollections

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A musical impressario reflects on a colorful life in shows.

String Theory

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Meet three Masons who are expert musical instrument makers.

Spanning the Divide

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Why building harmony and friendships are the most important parts of Freemasonry.

For Two California Masonic Grand Lodges, A New Beginning

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Twenty-five years ago, the Grand Lodge of California and the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of California changed the way we all view Freemasonry.

Is Forgiveness Manly?

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Mason and manliness expert Brett McKay unpacks why letting go is the ultimate power move.

A Second Home

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For decades, Masonry has played a central role in the Filipino immigrant experience. Now a new generation is making its mark on the fraternity.

Portal to the Past

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A hiding-in-plain sight Masonic hall in San Francisco tells a rich history of Filipino Freemasonry in California.

A Traveling Brotherhood

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At the Manlalakbay Na Gurong Mason weekend, Filipino Freemasonry transforms into a can’t miss road show.

Cover Story: At Refreshment

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Why lifting a drink represents the pure, distilled essence of Freemasonry.

That’s the Spirit!

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A jiggerful of Mason drink slingers mix the perfect craft cocktail.

The Toastmasters: The Dive Master

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A SoCal Mason shares a beloved family tradition: a good drink.

The Toastmasters: The Harmonizer

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Winemaker Karl Lehmann on seeking life’s perfect blend.

The Toastmasters: The Salonnier

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At Club 50, Phillipe Milgrom gathers Masons for a taste of the good life.

The Toastmasters: The Spirit Guide

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Whiskey expert and priest Steve Beal on communing with the divine.

The Happiest Place in Union City

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Sidle up to the bar at the Turkey Roost, where everybody knows your name.

Pub Crawling Through History

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A time-traveling, continent-hopping pub crawl of the fraternity’s most important watering holes.

Building Better

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The Masons of California cast their eyes past the lodge doors—and toward 2025 and beyond.

Next Up

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Meet the generation of California Masons bringing the fraternity into a bright new era.

The Mystery House

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When a tiny apartment with a big-time literary past came up for rent, William Arney found himself walking in Sam Spade’s footsteps.

The All-Seeing Private Eye

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A Master Mason gumshoe taps into his inner Philip Marlowe to hunt down the truth.

100 Years Later, Still Leaning In

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A century after its founding, Job’s Daughters keeps on evolving.

Spreading Relief

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When the COVID-19 crisis erupted, the Masons of California found new ways to pull together and live up to their obligation to provide relief.

Afterburn

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California Masons have banded together in crisis before—perhaps never more so than in the wake of the megafires of 2017 and 2018; At a firefighters’ lodge in Maryland, members are driven to serve in more ways than one

A Beautiful Experiment

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A century after the first Public Schools Week in California, Masonic support for education endures.

Annual Report 2019: The Future is Bright

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As the fraternity prepares for the next decade, it’s firmly primed for growth.

Golden Revival

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Celebrating the illustrious history—and glittering future—of Masonry in California’s Gold Country.

Crafting Their Legacy

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A stunning new exhibition explores the symbolism behind hand-crafted Masonic folk art.

Of Their Own Free Will and Accord

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Freemasonry’s relationship with women evolved during its long history. How has this relationship changed over time, and why are separate streams of Masonry likely to continue?

Women of Freemasonry – Teresita Aréchiga

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Women have been practicing Freemasonry for centuries.
Meet four women who are leading and building feminine
and mixed lodges today.

Women of Freemasonry – Maryse Fauville

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Women have been practicing Freemasonry for centuries.
Meet four women who are leading and building feminine
and mixed lodges today.

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