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Underworld Clown Bar

Underworld Clown Bar

Underworld. Clown. Bar. These three words existing in a single sentence catapults us—instantaneously—down, down, down to a cold, dark place to which we’d rather not go. And, upon further reading, our initial visceral reaction may not be far off. Clown Bar, currently enjoying extended shows at Red White + Bluezz (and in conjunction with the […]

Kids Cooking: U.K.-Style

Kids Cooking: U.K.-Style

The “Fry Up.” Pan roasted thick slices of tomatoes on a plate with fried eggs with bacon—as well as sausage—and toast, maybe mushrooms. That’s the breakfast we remember eating at many a British B&B. Some morning’s we were served “chips” though never hash brown or home fries (so American!) and on one or more occasions […]

Lyd & Mo Photography

Lyd & Mo Photography

Twenty-seven North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena used to house a high-end guitar shop. What caught Lydia and Mo’s eyes was a wedding dress on display in the large picture window of Connie Tao Designs. What sealed the deal was the empty space next door. They’d found the perfect spot for Lyd & Mo Photography. When […]

The Stargazey

The Stargazey

I was looking for comfort. Easy but smart entertainment. So I turned to what I know. I returned to Martha Grimes. I was taking a walk and stopped at one of the several Little Free Libraries in the neighborhood and came upon Grimes’ The Stargazey, the fifteenth Richard Jury novel. Now, I’ve read 22 of […]

Inside the Story & Pierre Huyghe: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

Inside the Story & Pierre Huyghe: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

For the Frieze Art Fair in 2011, Pierre Huyghe created and installed “Recollection.” Pierre brought in an aquarium, installed some purpley-pink coral rocks, a live hermit crab, and a copy of a Brancusi scuplture. Supposedly, hermit crabs are known for taking discarded shells and adopting them, and Pierre’s crab took up residence in the Brancusi […]

Muse/Ique’s Liberty Conceived

Muse/Ique’s Liberty Conceived

“We’re challenging ourselves to listen like Lincoln,” writes Muse/Ique founder, artistic director and conductor Rachael Worby. On February 8th, Muse/Ique presents “Liberty/Conceived” with Courtney B. Vance as special guest narrator, the Muse/Ique orchestra, opera singers, and gospel singers of the DkF vocal ensemble. The evening will be celebrating as well the re-opening of Pasadena Civic’s […]

The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll

The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll wrote extensively. Not only all the Alice books, Jabberwocky, The Hunting of the Snark, etc., but journals. Supposedly, Carroll wrote from his early twenties all the way until a year before his death in 1898. Four volumes are presumed to have been lost, but all surviving nine volumes were eventually published. Intriguingly, ten […]

Savoie

Savoie

Savoie is a French department in the Rhône-Alps region of the French Alps. The region is in the southeast of France, near the Swiss-Italian border. Beginning in 1416, Savoie was a duchy ruled by the House of Savoy and considered a “vassal of the Holy Roman Empire.” Then the became a part of the kingdom […]

Karol Franks Photography

Karol Franks Photography

Our ex is a surfer. He came to it late in life, after having desired, dreamed, ruminated, planned, budgeted, and procrastinated for years (eons, actually). But finally he found the right board, the perfect wet suit, the exact leash and he was off, the only black man amongst a sea of white boys. Luckily, some […]

Among the Missing: David Pritchard

Among the Missing: David Pritchard

He began as a jazz/rock guy touring Europe with the Gary Burton Quartet in 1969. Through the decades and over many “albums,” Pasadena native David Pritchard has evolved and refined his talent. According to a review in Textura, Pritchard shifted to a “more classically influenced acoustic style” that was then “splendidly documented on Among the […]

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