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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 […]

Silver Gloves…Boxing That Is

Silver Gloves…Boxing That Is

We’re not huge fans of right hooks to the face but we know a lot of people, some dear friends, who are enthralled with the sport of boxing. As such, we are including an event happening this weekend, in which some may be interested enough to attend. January 9th-11th, the Pasadena Human Services and Recreation […]

The Kitchen Widow

The Kitchen Widow

New week, new possibilities. One gentle step at a time. This is the mantra of The Kitchen Widow, a web series created by Tembi Locke. “My life had a big cause. The cause was to keep the person I love so much alive as long as we can. And then, that mission ended.” Tembi’s husband […]

The Artist’s Kitchen

The Artist’s Kitchen

Papi says, “A splash more for good measure.” Of course this we understand because of the subtitles, but his tapping of the jar indicates his delight as much as his words. Luis Gomez is father of singer songwriter Marissa who is featured on Monica Mader and L.A. Photographer and D.P. Rick Mendoza’s new endeavor The […]

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

Two of the greatest things the world has ever enjoyed—two excellent elements, which are perfect partners and congenial components: bread and butter. In February, Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology in Altadena will help you make and savor one of life’s greatest pleasures by teaching his no-knead bread technique, his 21-hour boule recipe, […]

Story Kitchen

Story Kitchen

Does your story, script, novella, or (maybe) the next great American tome need a little expert assistance? Are you feeling good about the work, but not jump over the moon excited? And—even more gut-churning and onerous—you’re not sure why? Are your draft-readers (i.e. your loving, patient, supportive friends) unable to figure out the most constructive […]

Thank You

Thank You

We would like to thank each and every Hometown Pasadena reader and subscriber who read about and attended Cecilia’s Day benefitting Cecilia von Harz, daughter of L.A. Firefighter James von Harz, who’s been fighting cancer since she was two years old. The fundraiser was held on December 4th at Robin’s Woodfire BBQ in Pasadena and […]

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