Archive for ‘July, 2011’


Jaragua

Jaragua

WHY Perhaps the most beautifully executed Salvadoran food in the city. WHAT The rich golden paint on this corner restaurant on a shabby stretch of Beverly lets you know that the place has ambitions, and boy, does it achieve its ambitions. Inside the large, even-more-colorful dining room, happy regulars attack plates of expertly made pupusas […]

Comic-Con celebrates 50 years of Comic Fandom

Comic-Con celebrates 50 years of Comic Fandom

By Amy Leong Deep within the darkest realms of the most villainous schemes, floating strangled on the top of the highest, most-deadly altitudes with the road 50 floors below you, and straying from the haunting hour that seems to await you until safe inside the arms of someone you know and love is finally here. […]

Madame Curie, Caltech and Me: One of these Things is Not like the Other

Madame Curie, Caltech and Me: One of these Things is Not like the Other

Want to know more about Marie? A few weeks ago, my friend Leslie gave me a tour of her alma mater and current place of employment, the crown jewel of Pasadena’s academic life, Caltech. I’ve lived here for nearly 20 years, but had never walked around the beautiful campus or soaked in the moonbeams and […]

Comic book writer Grant Morrison on ‘Supergods,’ his history & philosophy of superheroes

Comic book writer Grant Morrison on ‘Supergods,’ his history & philosophy of superheroes

In 'Supergods,' comic book writer Grant Morrison talks philosophy, his own personal story and traces the history of comics. He likens the life of comics to life in general. Morrison argues that, in the modern era, comics have finally grown up. He spoke with KPCC's "AirTalk." Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

“Hobbits…foolish…deceiving…radical Republicans who don’t represent mainstream America”: nevermind the names, Tea Party is in control

“Hobbits…foolish…deceiving…radical Republicans who don’t represent mainstream America”:  nevermind the names, Tea Party is in control

It’s been blasted by the likes of Sen. Harry Reid, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, to Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee for president in 2008. They’ve been called “hobbits,” “foolish,” “deceiving, even bizarre” and un-American. Call them all of the names that you want but the reality is clear—the Tea Party is […]

Jasper in Deadland to Premiere

Jasper in Deadland to Premiere

Students in the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program (PMTP) are set to premiere award-winning lyricist and composer Ryan Scott Oliver’s new pop/rock musical Jasper in Deadland in just one week. (Hot tip: last summer’s PMTP production won the Pasadena Weekly’s “Best Of” category for Best Theatrical Production beating out all other productions, professional or otherwise. This group […]

Children of the Street

Children of the Street

“To all those who dare to care” is the dedication in the newest novel by Pasadena author Kwei Quartey. Children of the Street has just been released in paperback. It’s a book unlike any you have read, unless you are already a fan of his first detective tale, Wife of the Gods. Both books are […]

Madame Curie, Caltech & Me: One of These Is Not Like the Others

Madame Curie, Caltech & Me: One of These Is Not Like the Others

A few weeks ago, my friend Leslie gave me a tour of her alma mater and current place of employment, the crown jewel of Pasadena’s academic life, Caltech. I’ve lived here for nearly 20 years but had never walked around the beautiful campus or soaked in the moonbeams and brain waves. Leslie was a fantastic […]

Mr. Poetic

Mr. Poetic

Mr. Poetic, aka Darnell Davenport, was one of the team members from the Leimert Park-based slam poetry team Brass Knuckles, heading to the national championships soon in Boston (and raising funds to do so: http://www.indiegogo.com/Brass-Knuckles-LA-Slam-Team) who were part of the show Tuesday night at the first anniversary bash for Indelible Ink. The music and spoken […]

House fire on Wapello St. Wed. night

House fire on Wapello  St. Wed. night

There was a house fire at 165 Wapello St. last night. One of our readers on Wapello said that emergency vehicles began tearing through the neighborhood around 9:25 PM, and initial reports from our scanner monitors say it was knocked down about 9:38 PM. We should have more details later today. View Larger Map Read […]

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