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The Curious Art of Origami

The Curious Art of Origami

Continuing with the curious axis theme of the week, as in AxS Festival “Curiosity,” we were happily informed of another noteworthy event: “The Curious Art of Origami.” Curator Meher McArthur has brought together several distinct origamists: laser physicist Robert Lang; fashion, animated, and connecting cranes” artist Linda Mihara; and Vietnamese architect Giang Dinh. Though Robert [...]

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

The third Friday of September is coming quickly, which means it’s time to prepare for PARK(ing) Day 2014. This is the movement begun in 2005 when Matthew, John, and Blaine wanted to bring attention to the lack of urban parks and pubic space. They accomplished this by paying a parking meter on a street in San Francisco—for two hours. During [...]

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

  From playing in his school’s marching band and joining a techno-pop group to earning a Grammy in 2012, Eric Whitacre elicits high, and sometimes fan-girling, praise. On Forums.Bands.org, comments call him “the nicest man you will ever meet,” and say he’s “a wonderful composer” and his music is “nothing short of amazing.” And, oh yes… “that tush…to [...]

Berry Breezes & Bangkok Monkey

Berry Breezes & Bangkok Monkey

Berry Breeze. Bangkok Monkey. Peaches and Rye. Broten Buck. Jala-Pina Rita. Dirty Salty Savory. It’s September, so it must be SIP-tember when restaurants and bars all over the area create that one outstanding cocktail hoping to garner the majority of votes and win the cocktail challenge. Round 4 voting is from September 17th through the 21st, [...]

“A Walk Among the Tombstones”: A Quick Chat with Director Scott Frank

“A Walk Among the Tombstones”: A Quick Chat with Director Scott Frank

He’s on deadline, so requested that we ask just a few and only easy questions. We can do that… Pasadena resident, UCSB alumnus, Dead Again and Little Man Tate author, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, Marley & Me, and The Wolverine screenwriter, and A Walk Among the Tombstones director Scott Frank: Thank you for finding the time to [...]

Frog’s Leap Comes to Dinner

Frog’s Leap Comes to Dinner

Before the Pond, 1972: As an undergraduate at Cornell, John Williams obtains an internship at Taylor Wine Company, and discovers that a winery is full of tanks of booze, pretty girls giving tours, and absolutely no cows unlike the dairy farm he grew up on. falls in love with wine. This is the introduction to [...]

Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams in Happy Days

Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams in Happy Days

His head shrinks until he’s just two googly eyes in Men in Black. As Alexander Minion in Spy Kids, he was adorned with three extra heads. He played a chef and donned an Italian accent (despite being first generation American; his father emigrating from Lebanon) in Big Night. And, of course, he known for Monk, [...]

Dog Haus Dogs

Dog Haus Dogs

The first decision is fingers or fork, because we can tell just by looking at them that this is going to get messy. (Which is probably why a package of Uline Kraft Single-Fold towels are sitting in a cardboard box on every table.) We’re sampling dogs at the Dog Haus on Main Street in Alhambra. [...]

Ballroom

Ballroom

Alice Simpson’s unique art book Marc Ballroom, which she created while attending a workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, has a hardcover that includes carved feet. Actually, they’re feet wearing dancing shoes; his and hers, which were carved by a local wood worker then painted. The book pages are watercolors of various [...]

Alice Simpson: Masterpieces & Ballrooms

Alice Simpson: Masterpieces & Ballrooms

The first thought that comes to mind upon meeting Alice Simpson is she’s got style, which we admire since linen or khaki pants and white button down shirts are primarily what inhabit our closet. Upon our first introduction, we saw a wide brim fedora straw hat with a wide ribbon tilted at a slight angle, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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