Archive for ‘November, 2011’


What is a Letter? At the Huntington

What is a Letter? At the Huntington

A nice break from the onslaught of Holiday programming: since the late 19th century, there has been a steady stream of complaints about the disappearing art of letter-writing. First it was postcards (though these can be plenty communicative), and now it’s email. Still, are things really that different? If we’re parsing this event description correctly, […]

LA Children’s Chorus Winter Concert

LA Children’s Chorus Winter Concert

The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, you may or may not know, is generally considered to be one of the premiere children’s choirs. In the world. Lucky for us, they play a lot right here in Pasadena, like their Winter Concert, which you can see this Sunday, the 4th, or next Sunday, the 11th. They’re playing […]

A Celtic Christmas at Caltech

A Celtic Christmas at Caltech

Somewhere in the remote reaches of western Ireland, there’s a house, the Rambling House, where the locals gather every year, once a year, before Christmas, to sing and dance and tell stories. The house is in the parish of Teampall an Ghleannain, which is the birthplace of Tomaseen Foley, who has recreated those nights at […]

A & J Cake & Candy Supplies

A & J Cake & Candy Supplies

To celebrate the publication of our sister book EAT: Los Angeles 2012, we’re posting regular listings chosen from the book’s many San Gabriel Valley destinations for food lovers. This week’s is a wonderful resource for bakers, on the east end of the Valley in Glendora. WHY Who wouldn’t want to learn how to make cluster candies, […]

Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte shares his song

Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte shares his song

Harry Belafonte's childhood began in Harlem, where his neighbors were Duke Ellington and Langston Hughes. His mother regularly took him to see jazz greats at the Apollo Theater. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

America the Vulnerable: are we just one, big porous and penetrable network?

America the Vulnerable: are we just one, big porous and penetrable network?

“Rabid” and “relentless” are just two of the adjectives that Joel Brenner uses to describe the daily attacks on intellectual property produced in the United States. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light

The afternoon light through my old water glass windows makes these wonderful shadows on the wall. Simple, everyday things. So beautiful … and always there if you just pay attention. I am reminded of the old poem by William Carlos Williams. It has been repeated so much, it has almost lost its original message. (But […]

ASSEMBLYMEMBER PORTANTINO TO BE HONORED AT WORLD AIDS DAY CEREMONY

ASSEMBLYMEMBER PORTANTINO TO BE HONORED AT WORLD AIDS DAY CEREMONY

ASSEMBLYMEMBER PORTANTINO TO BE HONORED AT WORLD AIDS DAY CEREMONY Assemblymember Anthony Portantino will be honored by the City of Pasadena Public Health Department with its Andrew Escajeda Humanitarian Award at its World AIDS Day event, December 1 at Pasadena City Hall. Portantino is being recognized for his work to create greater community awareness about […]

December, Here We Come! Or, Ugh, Here we come, December…

December, Here We Come! Or, Ugh, Here we come, December…

“Ugh, here we go, ” I uttered to my husband this morning at 5 am as he was headed into the shower and I was right behind him, ticking off a mental to do list for the month. Though I love this time of year, thanks mainly to Christmas carols and white lights, I’ve also […]

Zen Monday: #172

Zen Monday: #172

Zen Monday’s the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the picture’s about. There’s no competition, no right or wrong. We’re here to have fun.I look for something worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. Or all of the above, if I’m […]

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