Archive for ‘March, 2011’


Poetry corner: "we want our glass slipper back"

Poetry corner: "we want our glass slipper back"

It’s been awhile since we’re heard from Gloriana Casey, whose poetic muse seems to strike when something gores her ox. Here’s the latest: Dear County Princes : Cinderella City Wants Her Glass Slipper Back from gloriana casey There is a Cinderella town against the Angeles. Though life is fine and people kind a "Shadow" does […]

Joe Rohde, Imagineer

Joe Rohde, Imagineer

Altadenan Joe Rohde is an Imagineer – which means he designs theme parks for Disney. Not long after graduating from Occidental College, he started out as a model maker for EPCOT back in 1980, joining a troupe of young artists and the old-timers who had worked on Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Joe’s painting skills – combined with a well-honed gift for theatrics and set design picked up from his drama-teacher mom and camera-operator dad – helped him move into the ranks of design executives…

The Banff Mountain Film Festival at Caltech

The Banff Mountain Film Festival at Caltech

Banff is one of those words that looks like it should be constantly accompanied by an exclamation point: Banff! If it referred to a loud, lisping thud and not a city in Alberta, it could be onomatopoetic. Instead, it will have to settle for being one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations and the home […]

Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles, in Pasadena

Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles, in Pasadena

Since early March, the Pasadena Central Library has been hosting two related exhibitions: “Barrio Baseball: The Los Angeles Story” and “Latinas at Work and Play: Pasadena Stories,” presented, respectively, by the Baseball Reliquary and Latino Heritage, two local nonprofits. From the 40s to the 70s, Los Angeles was home a to flourishing amateur and semi-pro […]

Annual Spring Home Tour

Annual Spring Home Tour

Rain or no rain, it’s time once again for Pasadena Heritage’s spring home tour, this year dubbed “The Legacy of Wallace Neff.” The drive-yourself tour, which includes six private homes, highlights the work of Southern California architect Wallace Neff. Neff was known for creating Mediterranean Revivals that he called “California Houses”—European-influenced architecture adapted to Southern […]

A Private Evening with the Father of Slam

A Private Evening with the Father of Slam

Marc Kelly Smith is the father of Slam Poetry as it is practiced today in a thousand dimly lit cafes across the country. It all began in 1987 at the Green Mill Tavern in Chicago, where Smith built an audience for the performative, competitive, communal, overtly rhythmic style of oral versifying that has so successfully […]

This Week at Vroman’s: Victoria Patterson & Eleanor Brown

This Week at Vroman’s: Victoria Patterson & Eleanor Brown

Victoria Patterson’s collection of short stories, Drift, was released last year to much fanfare, including an interview with this here online magazine (she’s a South Pas resident), which you can read by clicking these words. Now she’s got a novel out, This Vacant Paradise, which she’ll be reading from at Vroman’s this Thursday at 7, […]

Downtown LA 2011 Survey

Downtown LA 2011 Survey

Watch this 1-minute video on the Downtown LA 2011 survey The Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) wants to know what presses your button about DTLA. Local bars and restaurants? Artwalk? Historic buildings? What made you first fall in love … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Tomato Time Once Again

Tomato Time Once Again

With tomato-planting season fast approaching, the L.A Arboretum will soon be offering its annual “Great Tomato Sale & Talk” with expert Steve Gotto. Back for the tenth year, this event will begin with a seminar on all the proper techniques for choosing, planting and growing your tomato crop, which will be followed by a sale […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 03/20/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 03/20/11

Hardcover Fiction Tigers Wife, Tea Obreht Murder in Passy, Cara Black Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Red Star Crescent Moon, Robert Rosenstone Minding Frankie, Maeve Binchy Oracle of Stamboul, Michael Lukas Paris Wife, Paula McLain Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan When the Killings Done, T C Boyle When the Thrill […]

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