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Photography Workshop at PMH: The Basics of Composition

Photography Workshop at PMH: The Basics of Composition

The Pasadena Museum of History is hosting a series of photography workshops for practitioners of all levels, led by some of the PMH’s favorite professionals: “Sharp Shooters: Photography Workshops with Focus.” This Saturday is #2 in the series, “The Basics of Composition with Ibarionex Perello,” an adjunct at the Art Center with a very cool […]

Il Voce at Caltech

Il Voce at Caltech

Have you ever heard of “Popera,” or “Classical Crossover?” Neither have we, but apparently it’s a global phenomenon. Il Voce puts a “fresh face” on this global phenomenon, which we think means they’re like a classical boy band. With girls. Anyway, they sound pretty good. They’ll be at Caltech this Friday, doing their interpretations of […]

Look Up: (#7)

Look Up: (#7)

Next time you are in the library community room, look up. Seriously, LOOK UP AT THAT AMAZING CEILING AND DRAMATIC PENDANT LAMP! (The flowers on the beams get me every single time. I just dare you not to sigh or smile when you see them.) They don’t make ’em like that anymore. For more on […]

Tears of Clouds

Tears of Clouds

I told John I didn’t know what to say about this photo. He said, “You could write about the lacrimae rerum.” Don’t you hate that? Men. OMG, so freaking typical. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Valentine’s Day events for your sweetie at the Ale House, Webster’s Pharmacy

Valentine’s Day events for your sweetie at the Ale House, Webster’s Pharmacy

by Timothy Rutt Even thought we categorize Valentine’s Day as a Day of Enforced, Joytm, we’re not that much of a Scrooge to say it shouldn’t be enjoyed. Here are a few things going on in town: The Altadena Ale & Wine House, 2329 N. Fair Oaks Ave., will have a special Valentine’s Day dinner […]

Bo’s a lucky dog

Bo’s a lucky dog

by Timothy Rutt Catherine and Tom Peters and Bo the Rottweiler are all smiles at today’s yard sale on 1836 North Roosevelt Ave. The Peters held the yard sale at the home of friends to raise money for Bo’s lymphoma chemotherapy. The Peters run Trained Dogs for Adoption, a rescue organization that rehabs dogs with […]

Visionary filmmaker Douglas Trumbull on “Tree of Life,” “2001,” and Natalie Wood

Visionary filmmaker Douglas Trumbull on “Tree of Life,” “2001,” and Natalie Wood

Iconic directors don’t make movie magic all their own, visual effects whiz Douglas Trumbull helped them craft the most visually stunning films of all time. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Happy belated birthday, Charles Dickens

Happy belated birthday, Charles Dickens

A rare first edition of “David Copperfield” will be on display at the Antiquarian Book Fair; help us celebrate Dickens’ 200th anniversary by talking with author and scholar Jonathan Grossman, whose new book on Dickens investigates the writer’s relationship with one of the first “social networks” … the public transportation system. Read the Full Story […]

Look Up: (#6)

Look Up: (#6)

When the world at eye level is too bleak and monochromatic, it helps me to look up at the sunset sky. Colors bloom and wither so quickly, if you’re not paying attention you just might miss a moment of perfect, harmonious bliss. (Lucky for me, I captured it in the camera yesterday, just outside of […]

Love Isn’t About Presents. But A Gift Basket Might Help.

Love Isn’t About Presents. But A Gift Basket Might Help.

near the courtyard at Vroman’s Bookstore I thought I was going to post about something else today. Then I heard Vroman’s Bookstore is doing a Valentine’s Day promotion that almost makes me nostalgic for the misery of my single days. Almost. I mean, those were some bad days. The nights weren’t so great, either. At […]

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