Archive for ‘July, 2012’


Emmy nominations released this morning

Emmy nominations released this morning

The cast and crew of ‘Mad Men’ including Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Matthew Weiner and Christina Hendricks poses in the press room during the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images We’ll talk with leading critics to get their reactions to the […]

Lauren Greenfield documents one family’s big American Dream in ‘The Queen of Versailles’

Lauren Greenfield documents one family’s big American Dream in ‘The Queen of Versailles’

Director and producer Lauren Greenfield (L) and Jacqueline Siegel arrive at ‘The Queen Of Versailles’ premiere held at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2012 in Park City, Utah. Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images What does it take to make an American Dream become a reality? David and Jackie Siegel’s […]

L.A. Street Food Fest “Summer Tasting”

L.A. Street Food Fest “Summer Tasting”

The dilemma: you love food truck/street cart fare but your favorite sammie/sopa/sorbet-slinger-on-wheels is always across town when the craving hits. The solution: The LA Street Food Fest “Summer Tasting” Event happening Saturday, July 21st at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Picnic on the grass or relax in white tents and under umbrella-shaded tables as you sample […]

Big Work in a little town

Big Work in a little town

It’s not unusual for James and me to head out to Santa Paula.  It’s a grand little town.  It has precious little traffic, fresh sea air, a phenomenal butcher, and a pace that seems to refresh both of us.  We were recently at the Rodney Fernandez Gardens.  The corn is grown in the middle of […]

Eat & Drink To Your Heart’s Delight

Eat & Drink To Your Heart’s Delight

Their pitch: “Pay Once = Eat + Drink Your Heart Out.” We think “to your heart’s delight” sounds more enjoyable, like you may actually walk away with a smile (though a full tummy and, maybe, a slightly fuzzy head). The venue: the Rose Bowl When: Saturday, July 21st How much? General admission is $45 (5-9 […]

Gang violence and childhood trauma explored in Pasadena forum Thursday

Gang violence and childhood trauma explored in Pasadena forum Thursday

The Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Public Health Dept., and Flintridge Center will hold a community meeting, "Save Our Sons," at the La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., from 6 -7 PM Thurs., July 19. Lisa Wilson of the Flintridge Center will moderate a discussion on the relationship between childhood trauma and gang involvement. […]

How twins separated at birth inform the nature versus nurture debate

How twins separated at birth inform the nature versus nurture debate

Born Together—Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study It’s a phrase that has firmly ensconced itself in popular language, particularly when talking about parenting. But where did the idea of “nature vs. nurture” come from? The answer is the now infamous Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart (MISTRA). In this study, researchers focused on the […]

Why is Wikipedia a boys’ space?

Why is Wikipedia a boys’ space?

Mary Gardiner, co-founder, Ada Initiative, speaks during the ‘Wikimania 2012’ international Wikimedia conference July 12, 2012 at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. Wikimania is an annual gathering of editors from Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Why Is Wikipedia a boys’ space? 90 percent of its editors are men and these […]

Meals by Genet

Meals by Genet

WHY Diverse Ethiopian flavors elevated for a white-tablecloth world. WHAT Proprietor Genet Agonafer’s restaurant is the only one of its kind in Little Ethiopia, a serious, almost formal place unlike its more casual neighbors. But Meals by Genet isn’t stiff—it’s homey and warm and alive with spice. The menu is succinct, consisting of a half-dozen […]

Federal agents raid Elysian Valley location

Federal agents raid Elysian Valley location

A heavily armed team of federal drug agents equipped with a battering ram raided a building in Elysian Valley and detained several people. Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Jose Martinez said the agents served warrants at a location in the 2000 block of Blake Avenue and detained several people this morning but did not provide any […]

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