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Walk & Shoot

Walk & Shoot

Sometimes walking and taking snaps while not paying excessive attention leads to enjoyable surprises, especially after downloading and “playing” with comp and con and cali.                                        

Busch Gardens, Ninita Parkway-Rose Villa Walking Tour

Busch Gardens, Ninita Parkway-Rose Villa Walking Tour

“Pasadena Heritage invites you to WALK, LOOK and LISTEN as we celebrate National Preservation Month. Each Saturday in May we will feature a different walking tour, or lecture that will educate, entertain, and highlight a unique part of Pasadena’s history and architecture.”  May 17th: Docent-led walking tours of charming Pasadena neighborhood that was once the [...]

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Thirty-something Clay Jannon’s friends have designed world-famous websites, advanced touch-screen interfaces, work at Apple, and run their own companies. Clay, on the other hand, has won an award from the San Francisco AIGA chapter for his re-designed logo for NewBagel, a unsurprisingly stillborn business started by two ex-Googlers who thought anything they touched would turn [...]

LitFest on the Prowl

LitFest on the Prowl

From Central Park to the Playhouse District, LitFest 2014 is on the prowl. In Vroman’s courtyard, restaurant critic and Ruth Reichl will chat with L.A. Times’ Arts & Entertainment Editor Laurie Ochoa about Reichl’s debut novel Delicious, followed by a discussion about “the state of food culture” with Taco U.S.A. author Gustavo Arellano. Wine will be [...]

New England-Style Clambake

New England-Style Clambake

Beneath the half a dozen yoga pants you have in a bureau drawer, you know there’s hidden some Underhill patch madras shorts that will clash—but preppy-match—your green whale ribbon belt (you might even have the matching headband). Or in your closet, on the last hangar, hidden behind the Helmut Lang’s draped sleeveless crepe top and Michael Kors’ [...]

Letters from Zora

Letters from Zora

The first book I read of Alice Walker’s was not The Color Purple, which still surprises me because outside of a college campus, I’m devout when it comes to fiction reading. My mother, I believe, was the person who recommended Walker’s In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens:  Womanist Prose (1983). In Walker’s essay “Looking for [...]

Bombastic Fifth Symphony

Bombastic Fifth Symphony

The Pasadena Symphony closes its 86th season with Tchaikovsky’s “dazzling” Piano Concerto No. 1 and the “bombastically popular” Fifth Symphony by Shostakovich. Jahja Ling conducts and Shai Wosner’s on piano. NPR’s All Things Considered says, “Shai Wosner’s fingers are at the service of a keen musical mind and deep musical soul…he’s downright thrilling.” Pasadena Symphony’s [...]

Dave Lovejoy’s Art

Dave Lovejoy’s Art

“I’m a thing-maker,” says artist Dave Lovejoy of Lovejoy Art. “Some turn out to be art, some just things,” he admits. Though all, he continues “are continuations of a thought.” Several weeks ago, we found ourselves immersed in an interview that spanned several hours over two days, initially at the 1907 California Craftsman home Lovejoy [...]

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

We’re taught to look for the dramatic light, the “Golden Hour,” whether in the early hours of the day as the sun is about to emerge over the horizon, or the quickly vanishing swath of warm, flattering light just as the sun is setting. Midday to mid-afternoon light is said to be too harsh, creating excessive contrast, [...]

Earth & Arts Festival

Earth & Arts Festival

Set the kiddies down at Drumtime and go get a cold one at the “Sustainable Beer Garden.” Next, let them be mesmerized by Clair Mills’ puppets and stories-with-costumes while you slip off to jam to Blackwater Jukebox. The 12th Pasadena Earth & Arts Festival on May 3rd is hosted by the City of Pasadena and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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