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“Modern Works” Spring Home Tour

“Modern Works” Spring Home Tour

Pasadena Heritage is embracing the modern world. Well, modern architecture that is, and modern meaning post 1945. (We are talking about our heritage here.) The houses on the Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour, on March 26, spans from “hyper-contemporary” to experimental and from “Mid-Century post-and-beam to late modern glass-and-steel wonders.” This is a drive-yourself tour. You […]

Light Through the Apertures

Light Through the Apertures

    Light Through the Apertures Want to enjoy your travel?… pack little of your belongings Want to enjoy life?… keep to a minimum your yearnings We foolishly think that the foothold of earth is quite strong Haven’t we ever experienced slipping on a marble floor? Don’t take this mortal life so seriously… dear partner […]

Gumbo y Sopa

Gumbo y Sopa

It is said, “many ingredients go into soup.” And so it is that many ingredients make up the vast array of cultures we enjoy all around us in Southern California. Clazzical Notes was founded by Jerri Price-Gaines to illustrate through music and discussion “how seemingly dissimilar ethnic groups share a common humanity.” Clazzical Notes’ inaugural […]

Seeds of Transformation Garden Party

Seeds of Transformation Garden Party

Great food in an outstanding location is a lure for charity-goers and the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy has nailed it for this year’s Seeds of Transformation benefit. On April 29, Chef Bruce Kalman of the highly praised Union Restaurant provides guests with a buffet of northern Italian cuisine. Union’s spaghetti “must be some of the best in […]

Land Really Is the Best Art—Andy Warhol

Land Really Is the Best Art—Andy Warhol

Ralph DeFelice of Day Trips LA hasn’t written up a whole trip rundown, but they’re good teases—to get off our duff and chomp around out in this big, wide, beautiful world… —or as Andy Warhol put it,   “Land really is the best art.”       Death Valley National Park…     Just 45 […]

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops

Here’s a hook: In Collective Rage, five different Bettys collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and “thea-tah.” Broadway World calls Jen Silverman’s play—now in production at The Theatre @ Boston Court, through March 19—as “a perfect balance between the really absurd and the absurdly real.” Well now, doesn’t that fit our times? The Washington […]

Black Widow Bitches

Black Widow Bitches

Editor’s note: Thelma Reyna is a local poet and founder/publisher of Golden Foothills Press. We’re thankful for her introduction to its latest release… Black Widow Bitches Victor Cass, a military historian, is the author of a new novel that is garnering attention because of its timeliness and relevance to our changing American military policies regarding […]

Open Studios Call to Artists

Open Studios Call to Artists

The Open Studios Tour artist application deadline is Sunday, March 5. All visual artists are invited to apply to participate in this juried event, and even be a host on the tour, which is June 3-4, 2017. From assemblage to ceramics, crafts to jewelry, mixed media to digital media, or painting to photography, Open Studios […]

STAKE

STAKE

  Persuaded by late-night movies of Lugosi, I shrouded myself with Grandfather’s brown bathrobe and became Dracula. On moonless nights, I left the refrigerator door ajar to create Nosferatu shadows. The fedora box on the commode looked like a cat, a gargantuan bat, a beheaded horseman. My slippers scraped against the marble of the corridor. […]

The Weather ‘Round Here!

The Weather ‘Round Here!

This has been such a wet, soggy, blustery, shivery winter—after it had gotten to a point we thought perhaps we’d never experience another one—that some people we know are pining for the drought. But on our drive up the 101 to San Francisco several weekends ago, the rolling hills, vast fields, and endless vineyards, even under a […]

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