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The View of Susan Kallenbach

The View of Susan Kallenbach

  We were delighted when Susan Kallenbach agreed to share her photographs as we find them popping with color, peeking with texture, shying with shadow—and moody, so very moody. Enjoy.                         Kallenbach studied Medieval Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, worked at Caltech, and currently lives […]

Sisters in Crime: LAst Resort

Sisters in Crime: LAst Resort

LAst Resort is the 10th anthology from the award-winning crime writers’ association Sisters in Crime. This next assemblage is 16 stories about “the misdeeds and downfalls of characters drawn to the cultural panoply that is Los Angeles.” Editors Matt Coyle and Patricia Smiley lead a town hall-type discussion on July 8 dissecting the inspiration behind […]

Cactus & Succulents

Cactus & Succulents

At the Huntington, the Cactus and Succulent Society of America presents its 52nd CSSA Annual Show and Sale. With the current interest in dry-climate gardening, the Brody Center welcomes “cactophiles” and neophytes to check out these diverse and colorful plants.   Cactus & Succulent Show and Sale Early-bird sale: Friday, June 30 Show: Saturday & […]

9th Annual Rubber Ducky Races

9th Annual Rubber Ducky Races

Hundreds of kids. All with ducks. It’s time for the wackiest and quackiest of races, Kidspace Museum‘s Rubber Ducky Races, July 8 and 9. To ensure ducky-fairness, all rubber duckies must be purchased from the Busy Bee store within Kidspace. Ducks may be decorated before heading to the starting line at the Interpretive Arroyo stream. Twenty kids and […]

Bagnard’s Card-Making Workshops

Bagnard’s Card-Making Workshops

Make your summer even more creative with artist Karen Barnard’s card-making workshops in Altadena. All materials are provided and guests may make as many cards as they wish during the 3-hour period. Folks are also welcome to bring “little extras” to add to their cards, such as stamps, photos, stickers, charms, and buttons. Besides leading card-making […]

The Soul of Vietnam

The Soul of Vietnam

On June 19, Distant Lands hosts Larry D’Attilio, a photographer and now author of The Soul of Vietnam, which “seamlessly explor(es) from North to South… express(ing) an awareness of subjects from the magnificent to the mundane.” “I had no intention to create a journalistic view of the country,” states Larry D’Attilio, “instead I wanted to describe the […]

Brother

Brother

  Brother by Thelma T. Reyna        The seventh time almost worked. Officer Bo Velez hovered in the hallway, poking his large, shaved head into the trauma room whenever nurses turned their backs. They knew him and didn’t kick him out, but they hated cops hanging around after they’d brought in their trauma victim. And […]

5 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

5 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

Jenna Franks has been waiting five years, two months, and eight days for a kidney transplant. Her mother Karol waits right along with her, next to her; in step, every step of the way. Along the way, Karol takes pictures. Stunning photographs. We’ve shared many, and here are some more. Enjoy. LA’s Venice canals…     […]

Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Ellen Dostal writing for Broadway Word calls it a “roguishly handsome production” and an “epic whodunit” with a cast that has “whip-smart abilities. Where Wicked Lit uses the mausoleum to achieve a spooky effect, the train depot plays into the dark and foggy night intrigue of Victorian England. It’s a surprisingly versatile canvas on which […]

Bottled Cocktails with Mark Brown

Bottled Cocktails with Mark Brown

The Parkway Grill invites one and all to come learn the “tricks of the trade” about making cocktails on June 17. How about Barrel Aged Manhattan, Batch 40 Bourbon, or Barrel Old Fashioned? Jalapeño-spiked tequila even! Mark Brown leads this cocktail class—singles, pitchers, and bottles to go. Parkway Grill hors d’oeuvres served while you create […]

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