Archive for ‘November, 2015’


Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Cette semaine, nous sommes tous français. This week, we are all French. We must forget/Yes, we can forget/All that’s flown beyond/Let’s forget the time/The misunderstandings/And the wasted time. (“Ne Me Quitte Pas,” Jacques Brel) To emphasize this bond with our brethren across the Atlantic and simply to have a good time, Alliance Française de Pasadena […]

Am I a Latina?

Am I a Latina?

Am I a Latina? by Carla Hensley   In the town by the sea of cracked sidewalks and forgotten panaderías I was born in June below the sweet waist of America. Am I a Latina? Around eleven I discovered Neruda and his oh-so-fervent loves, Gabo and the tenderness of his towns. I’ve traced my way […]

Should Muslims feel pressured to speak out about terrorism?

Should Muslims feel pressured to speak out about terrorism?

A young Muslim woman squats outside the French Embassy among candles, messages and flowers left by mourners commemorating the victims of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. ; Credit: Carsten Koall/Getty Images Muslim communities around the world have come out over the weekend to condemn the attacks in Paris. Here in Southern California, the Islamic […]

Primal Holiday: Music of the Human Spirit

Primal Holiday: Music of the Human Spirit

Despite the frantic scheduling and the hustle and stress, the holidays are a time of reflection, good wishes, and gratitude. The heart-wrenching and hate-fueled events in Paris only solidify the necessity for these observances this holiday season. On December 12, the Angeles Chorale presents “Primal Instincts: Music of the Human Spirit” and perhaps an evening […]

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Are you someone who sees the green and red candied cherries and the glaceed apricots and pineapple and begins to smile and feel a rumbly tummy or does the classic fruitcake loaf foster visions of toothaches, a heavy and bloated stomach, and a Parker family Christmas? Though many fruitcakes currently forgo this ingredient, for those […]

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

In her ongoing mission to bring local artists to the public’s attention and offer art at non-stratospheric prices, artist Val Echavarria of Casa Marengo in Highland Park presents works by Terry Arena, which may be viewed—and purchased—through December 10. Arena was born in Georgia, but has spent most of her life in Southern California, receiving […]

Make It & Take It: Thanksgiving Pies with Jennie Cook

Make It & Take It: Thanksgiving Pies with Jennie Cook

You may know Jennie Cook through her plant-based parties, enjoyed one of her catered lunches on a commercial set, or purchased her 2013 cookbook Who Wants Seconds?. But did you know she loves pie? She loves, loves pie. And she’s been making holiday pies with family, friends, and soon-to-be friends since 2008 at her “Make […]

Scrapbooking the Season of 1898-99

Scrapbooking the Season of 1898-99

As a popular resort destination during the last decades of the nineteenth century, Pasadena welcomed numerous tourists, especially during the Southland’s mild winter months. Outdoor activities such as shooting parties, hiking, golf, and tennis were organized by the local social clubs. Entertainments such as concerts, card parties, dinners, and dances were hosted in private homes […]

Pomegranate & Pistachio Brussels Sprouts

Pomegranate & Pistachio Brussels Sprouts

Getting kids to eat and, better yet, like Brussels sprouts is about as hard as it has been for me to take Donald Trump seriously in politics—it’s probably not going to happen. It’s a love it or leave it sort of situation with these mini cabbages. But, I’m here to tell you that I got […]

Eastside Review: Where to park in Echo Park; homes for the homeless; fatal Highland Park bus stabbing

Eastside Review: Where to park in Echo Park; homes for the homeless; fatal Highland Park bus stabbing

A recap of some of the past week’s scenes, sightings and stories from across the Eastside. [View the story “Eastside Review: Where to park in Echo Park; homes for the homeless; fatal Highland Park bus stabbing” on Storify] Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

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