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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 [...]

Rattle On: Southern Poets

Rattle On: Southern Poets

For eighteen years, Alan Fox of Rattle magazine “has operated under the simple premise that it doesn’t take a scholar to be moved by the written word—poetry is for everyone.” That principle has guided Rattle through 38 issues, publishing poetry of lawyers, landscapers, doctors, and prisoners right alongside the stars of modern literature.  Flintridge Bookstore [...]

South Pas Eclectic Music Fest & Art Walk

South Pas Eclectic Music Fest & Art Walk

More than forty musical artists will be descending upon the streets of South Pasadena. Six venues at South Pasadena’s Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk will feature musicians and performers including 2013 Grammy Award-winner Quetzal, winner for Best Alternative, Urban or Rock Album. Other opening acts will include the “big band sounds of Tim Gill [...]

No Boundaries with PUSD

No Boundaries with PUSD

A vacant storefront and over 400 pieces of art; it’s the PUSD all-district art exhibit known as No Boundaries. Now in its eighth year, this exhibit showcases the work of students K-12 from every school in the Pasadena Unified School District. The opening reception is Friday, May 3rd and the public is welcome to peruse [...]

Bungalow Heaven Tour This Weekend

Bungalow Heaven Tour This Weekend

It’s Bungalow Heaven time. Stroll the streets lined with California Oaks and tour 8 Arts & Crafts-era homes, constructed from 1905-1925. Located north of the 210 and tucked between Lake and Hill, visitors will be received by docents and can witness demonstrations of restoration work, hear music, indulge in refreshments, and even take a garden [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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