Archive for ‘July, 2010’


Mannequins at the museum

Mannequins at the museum

These dresses by Jill Giordano and Brian Scheyer are on view at the California Design Biennial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. It’s a color shot — everything is just so black and white. Read the Full Story at Larry Wilson’s Public Eye

Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy

Everything you could ever want in a fast-food joint: vinyl booths, grungy concrete outdoor tables, messy chili fries, huge burgers and its claim to fame, a stupendous breakfast burrito, stuffed with more bacon than your cardiologist wants you to eat in a lifetime. 640 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, 626.793.0120, luckyboyburgers.com, American/Mexican. Open daily to 2 […]

Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan, Roman Polanski, Oliver Stone: Can you separate the art from the artist?

Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan, Roman Polanski, Oliver Stone: Can you separate the art from the artist?

Wow! What do you do with these high powered figures in Hollywood? Roman Polanski managed to duck extradition on a rape charge, Oliver Stone’s been accused of anti-Semitism, and Mel Gibson and Lindsay … well, what else can you say about Mel Gibson and Lindsay Lohan? So here’s a conundrum… when you watch a re-run […]

Artemis Rocks!

Artemis Rocks!

Artemis Fowl II, in addition to being an Irish teenage criminal mastermind, is the protagonist of his own series of novels, written by Eoin Colfer. The seventh in the series, Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, has just been released, and Colfer is going on a whizbang tour to promote it. Instead of the usual staid […]

Serenade in Green

Serenade in Green

I couldn’t make out exactly what he was playing, but it was something kind of like this. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Nesting in Limbo

Nesting in Limbo

Nest Furnishings may look like it’s going out of business, but it might take a while. The store is located at 680 E. Colorado Blvd. on the southeast corner of Colorado and El Molino, where plans for the new IDS Playhouse Plaza building project have stalled. The proposed building apparently exceeds city size requirements. The […]

Drums along the foothills

Drums along the foothills

Farnworth Park boomed Thursday afternoon with a rare U.S. performance by the Akafuji Daiko drumming troupe from Otsuki City, Japan.  The group was in the U.S. to play at a Colorado Rockies baseball game in Denver (!) but stopped over here before returning to Japan.  According to Angela Gallegos of the Los Angeles County Parks, […]

Live from Phoenix: Day 1 of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070

Live from Phoenix: Day 1 of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070

When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 in April, the divisive battle over immigration reform was reignited nationwide. The controversial law, which gives local police tough immigration enforcement powers, was set to go into effect today. But now its future is unclear. Portions of it, including some of the most controversial provisions, are now […]

Mandatory minimums on crack cocaine to be shortened

Mandatory minimums on crack cocaine to be shortened

One of the most criticized laws in America is about to get reformed. Congress passed a bill Wednesday that would reduce the disparities between mandatory minimum sentences for crack and powdered cocaine violations, a law some have considered blatantly racist and unfairly harsh punishments imposed, mainly on blacks. Even the Obama administration has called the […]

Confessions from Comic-Con

Confessions from Comic-Con

Written by Whitney Clavin of JPL’s News Office while attending Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego I’ve been standing in line next to a green monster for more than an hour. This might sound like a bad situation, but the monster is actually a rather nice human in body paint and stunning, neon-green contact lenses. This […]

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