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Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/31/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/31/11

Hardcover Fiction 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Litigators, John Grisham The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Triangles, Ellen Hopkins The Barbarian Nurseries, Héctor Tobar The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks The Affair, Lee Child Damned, Chuck Palahniuk Hardcover Non-Fiction Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson All Wound Up, Stephanie Pearl McPhee News For All The People, [...]

It’s Heeeere! (Queue the Spooky Music)

It’s Heeeere! (Queue the Spooky Music)

“You go.” “No, you go first.” “Well, maybe, we’ll just let these kids go ahead of us.” “Maybe, I’ll see you back at the car.” “Scaredy-cat.” “Then, you go.” “No, you go.” Does this exchange sound familiar? That’s right. It must be Halloween. We stopped by as Ken Shaw lumbered out of his garage, not [...]

Art’s a Driving Force at Cactus

Art’s a Driving Force at Cactus

Six and a half years ago, Sandra Mastroianni went down to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina—the land of waterfalls and butterflies—and fell in love. Literally. She met an artisan, fell in love, returned home, quit her job teaching, and opened Cactus Gallery & Gifts in Eagle Rock. Her initial focus was selling her then-husband Abraham’s jewelry, followed by [...]

Tricks & Treats…and Monsters, Inc.

Tricks & Treats…and Monsters, Inc.

Where else to flaunt your costume than in downtown Pasadena! One Colorado restaurants and shops will be handing out sweet treats to all the costumed little ones this Halloween. Parents should remember to dress up, because free digital family photos will be taken and given (the adults’ treat). When the sun sets and the night [...]

It’s Official (via London): Caltech’s #1

It’s Official (via London): Caltech’s #1

“Who me?” “Yes, you.” “Couldn’t be.” “Then, who?” It’s certainly not Harvard; not this year. It’s you, Caltech! The California Institute of Technology has achieved number one in the World University Rankings as accorded by the Times Higher Education magazine in London. Thirteen “performance indicators” that represent teaching, citations, international outlook, industry statistics, research budgets, [...]

Feeling Cynical? Not With These Girls on Our Side!

Feeling Cynical? Not With These Girls on Our Side!

When the next cynical curmudgeon says, “This generation of kids is so self-absorbed—with their noses stuck in their electronics—the future of our country is doomed,” remember Sarah Gilman and Anne Marquardt. With these young philanthropists leading the way, we’re pretty confident the future looks really, really good. A neighbor of Anne’s had breast cancer. This [...]

LitFest Pasadena 2012 – Launching From Castle Green

LitFest Pasadena 2012 – Launching From Castle Green

Last Thursday saw a fundraising soiree to kick off LitFest Pasadena, a literary festival coming to Pasadena next St. Patrick’s Day. Attendance (and funds received) exceeded the organizers’ hopes, and enthusiasm for the day-long, family-friendly, book-loving festival ran very high indeed. Here are a few photos from the Castle Green happening. Gallery Girl founder Jennifer [...]

Is It the Great Pumpkin? Yes! It’s Kidspace Fest

Is It the Great Pumpkin? Yes! It’s Kidspace Fest

It’s that time of year again, Charlie Brown. It’s the 17th annual Kidspace Pumpkin Festival, a two-day extravaganza with free performances and child-compelling activities available for a modestly priced ticket: a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, handmade crafts, and face painting. Then your munchkins can choose their favorite item from the pumpkin patch and [...]

A Queen for This Season

A Queen for This Season

Number 94 is the number to be: Drew Helen Washington is this year’s 94th Rose Bowl queen and will preside over the 123rd Rose Parade and the 98th Rose Bowl game. Washington was selected out of seven finalists princesses from an initial pool of 1,000 young woman from the Pasadena area. Drew Helen (yes, she’s [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/17/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/17/11

Hardcover Fiction Die Once Live Twice, Lawrence Door Troubled Bones, Jeri Westerson The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Barbarian Nurseries, Hector Tobar Shock Wave, John Sandford The Buddha In The Attic, Julie Otsuka Aleph, Paulo Coelho The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks Reamde, Neal Stephenson Hardcover Non-Fiction War of the Worldviews, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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