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Lian Dolan at Showcase House

Lian Dolan at Showcase House

THE NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HELEN OF PASADENA Lian Dolan’s upcoming author events: Pasadena Showcase House, Wednesday, May 15th, 3 p.m. Altadena Town & Country Club, Thursday, May 16th, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Saturday, May 18th, 2 p.m. Pasadena Shakespeare Club Luncheon, Tuesday, May 21st, 11 a.m. National Charity League, Glendale [...]

Rodin & Canaletto — Mattox & Flavin

Rodin & Canaletto — Mattox & Flavin

He admired the bronzes so much, he wrote poems about them. Auguste Rodin was “enamored” with Chola bronzes from southern India, and the Norton Simon Museum has a collection of Chola sculpture, which shall be used to compare and contrast with the works of Rodin, “who is credited with single-handedly reviving sculpture in the late [...]

Twohey’s is 70 & They’re Celebrating

Twohey’s is 70 & They’re Celebrating

Home of the Little Stinko Burger or Stink-O. Caramel and bittersweet hot fudge sundaes. Pasadena Weekly’s 2012 winner for “Best Family Restaurant,” “Best Burger,” and “Best Breakfast.” It’s Twohey’s. “Two-ee’s.” Opened in 1943 with a mere 37 seats (compared with the 180 they have now), the restaurant specialized in hamburgers, onion rings, and “hand-dipped fountain [...]

Fancy Food Truck Friday

Fancy Food Truck Friday

Webster’s Community Pharmacy, Webster’s Fine Wines & Spirits, and Danny’s Farm presents Altadena’s Fancy Food Truck Friday. Between 5-9 p.m., in Webster’s parking lot, Bool BBQ, Ludo Truck, The Fry Girl, Greenz on Wheelz, Me So Hungry, and My Delight Cupcakery will be offering up their varied delectables. McKinley School’s “McKinley Rock Stars” will provide [...]

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

You may have seen prize-winning novelist Merrill Joan Gerber in the fabulous documentary Lost in Living by Mary Trunk. Or maybe you’re a New Yorker fan, a Redbook reader, or favor The Atlantic, and have read one of her many short stories. Maybe you’ve seen her walking the campus of Caltech where she teaches fiction [...]

Grillin’ the Pollo

Grillin’ the Pollo

Okay this isn’t the fanciest of dinners, but it’s a family favorite and very easy (you could almost say we’re cheating), and we love the smell of something grillin’ on the barbecue—especially when it’s out of season and on a rainy day. Ingredients: Boneless chicken breasts, enough to feed your crew, medium-sized Lemons Olive oil Freshly [...]

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Reviewed by the Book Babes: Carole, Charlotte, Vicki, Judy, Betsy, Missy, Sally, Rosey, Gail, and Patti Vroman’s summarizes Mudbound: “This prize-winning novel is storytelling at the heights of its powers; the ache of wrongs not yet made right, the fierce attendance of history made real (Barbara Kingsolver), as men and women [...]

The Rose

The Rose

This comes straight from NASA: The spinning vortex of Saturn’s north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per [...]

St. Nicholas of Tolentino Loses His Arms to His Cause

St. Nicholas of Tolentino Loses His Arms to His Cause

          By Linda Dove I am no longer rowing this boat. Oarless, I cheat death. I skim gloom. My arms go on working without me, just some old wood people expect to start fires. Can you lose the hope of your hands? Once, they broke bread, made the sign of the [...]

Oriental Rugs from Bunyaad Artisans

Oriental Rugs from Bunyaad Artisans

A Pakistani Baptist pastor and rug artisan starts a group, Bunyaad, in the late 1960s. It has now grown to include 850 families in 100 villages, paying them a fair wage for their Oriental rugs. Ten Thousand Villages on South Lake holds its annual Oriental Rug Event—with 300 hand-knotted rugs—May 2nd through 5th with an [...]

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