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Sasha Vom Dorp: Prequel

Sasha Vom Dorp: Prequel
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It may look like CG, but according to artist Sasha vom Dorp, his work is “good ol’ fashioned photography. Sound, sunlight, and H2O.” Vom Dorp writes: I’ve made these photographs to better know my place in the universe.… I’ve built a machine in an attempt to observe elemental transactions. I’ve created a mechanical solution to […]

Cellar by Minette Walters

Cellar by Minette Walters

Cellar by Minette Walters begins as a story of enslavement in modern day London that tugs at the heartstrings, then accelerates into a psychological thriller and becomes downright creepy. It’s claustrophobic, taking place primarily within the home of the main characters who hate, detest, and demean one another, yet cannot stop, cannot walk away. The […]

Pasadena Village & Art Reception

Pasadena Village & Art Reception

The opening description reads thus: We’re a group of friends, new and old, who gather together to enjoy events and activities that keep us active and healthy. In addition to a vibrant social calendar, we offer programs and services designed to support us as we grow older. Members call the Village office to arrange transportation, household, and other […]

In the Spirit of MLK, Jr.

In the Spirit of MLK, Jr.

Information below—regarding events celebrating and embodying the philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.—is thanks to Pasadena MLK Community Coalition: Saturday, January 16, 2015 @ 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MLK Day of Service:  A Day On, Not Off Hamilton Middle School 2089 Rose Villa Street | Pasadena, CA  91107 Description: On the Saturday before the MLK Day […]

Yarnover & Spaghetti

Yarnover & Spaghetti

Louisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa Italian Foods Collection, says, “Nothing speaks ‘yarn’ like spaghetti.” This Sunday, January 17, stock up on yarn at Maridee and Barbra’s mobile yarn store, the Yarnover Truck, “your local yarn boutique on wheels” then satiate the growl with lunch at Contessa’s. Louisa met the duo about a year ago and […]

Toying with Science

Toying with Science

Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Editor’s Note: We just received a phone call from Mary Herrera that the price for the evening show is not a flat $10, but $25 for kids and $10 for children. We were not (until now) on the Caltech media list and as such did not receive a press release for […]

Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art

Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art

About three lifetimes ago, in the fall of 1985, I drained my accounts and packed up my bags. I was twenty-three years old and on no particular career path, so I quit my job at Pickles Delicatessen in Rowayton, Connecticut and headed west. For a few weeks I visited friends who had transplanted to Los […]

Beautiful Rain, Colored Skies

Beautiful Rain, Colored Skies

Waking up in the morning recently, the temperature has been as low as 37ºF, 5 degrees from freezing. One evening we stepped outside and it smelled like snow. Yet the sky was clear, the stars as bright as possible while fighting through the glare of city lights. Now the rain has come. Glorious rain. From […]

Sampling the Original: Star Wars 1977

Sampling the Original: Star Wars 1977

As of January 2, 2016, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had made $1.3 billion dollars worldwide. Our research shows that creating this blockbuster film cost $200 million. In contrast, Star Wars the original, released in 1977 had a production budget of $11 million and earned $786 million worldwide.¹ Isn’t that quaint? Star Wars (later retitled, […]

Youth Ceramics

Youth Ceramics

Growing up in Fairfield County, Connecticut one of the places to which I returned happily time and time again was what I knew only as Silvermine. Sitting in the passenger seat, trying not to get car sick as my mother drove down windy roads crowded with ancient trees and an endless canopy of greenery overhead, […]

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