Archive for ‘October, 2011’


Conficker Worm vs. The Cabal: The world’s first chapter in its digital warfare saga

Conficker Worm vs. The Cabal: The world’s first chapter in its digital warfare saga

In late 2008, the Internet was struck by “a worldwide digital blitzkrieg,” according to Mark Bowden. In his new book, “WORM: the First Digital World War,” he expounds on a destructive piece of malware that has puzzled experts and infected more than 12 million computers worldwide. It was called the Conficker worm, and it infected […]

Secrets, romance and sizes: The life and thoughts of Edith Head

Secrets, romance and sizes: The life and thoughts of Edith Head

“Good clothes,” said Edith Head, “are not a matter of luck." The California-born Head ushered in what some consider a golden age of costume design, dressing everyone from Faye Dunaway and Tippi Hedren to Steve Martin, but she was just as famous for her acerbic wit. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Guest Author Robert S. Birchard

Guest Author Robert S. Birchard

Bob Birchard and I might be related–we’re not sure how or how many years back, but probably a couple of hundred–times removed as well as years. Bob is the president of the Society for Cinephiles/Cinecon, which presents the annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival. He also owns a vast archive of historic Hollywood images. Bob’s knowledge of […]

Vroman’s Goes Pink!

Vroman’s Goes Pink!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Vroman’s and the Pasadena Fire Department are getting in the spirit of support this week! You may have spotted some bright pink t-shirts in the store this week: that’s because our local firefighters and other local businesses are supporting breast cancer awareness by wearing pink t-shirts the week of […]

Bear spotted at JPL retreats back into forest

Bear spotted at JPL retreats back into forest

by Daniel Siegal Pasadena Sun Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory got a surprise on their way to work this morning when a 200-pound black bear wandered into the facility at around 4 AM, said JPL spokeswoman Veronica McGregor. McGregor said that JPL security officers were escorting workers to buildings in the area where the […]

Love Never Fails: Edouard and Luvena Vysekal at the PMCA

Love Never Fails: Edouard and Luvena Vysekal at the PMCA

Edouard and Luvena Vysekal arrived in Los Angeles in 1914. Within a few years, they were fixtures in the LA art scene, regularly exhibiting with the California Art Club and the California Progressive Group. In a fairly conservative artistic climate, they (practically) made the case for modernism, and opened the door to a more experimental […]

A Noise Within Debuts in Pasadena with Twelfth Night

A Noise Within Debuts in Pasadena with Twelfth Night

At long last, Southern California’s most celebrated classical repertory theatre company, A Noise Within, is raising the curtain on its brand new Pasadena location, just in time for the start of its 20th season. Their first production, which opens this Saturday and runs through December 16th, is Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Shakespeare’s gender-bending […]

Rebels in Paradise at the Offramp

Rebels in Paradise at the Offramp

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp has a hell of a name. She also wrote a hell of a book, Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s, which chronicles LA’s emergence as an international force in visual art in the late 50s and early 60s. It came out from Henry Holt in July, and has […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/24/11

Hardcover Fiction The Cats Table, Michael Ondaatje The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Dreams of Joy, Lisa See The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach Shock Wave, John Sandford The Barbarian Nurseries, Hèctor Tobar The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks Feast Day of Fools, James Burke Zone One, Colson Whitehead […]

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.      

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Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena

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