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In the Days of Early Polyester

In the Days of Early Polyester
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  “in the days of early polyester” by Celeste Gainey   you don’t know yet you are flammable; jars of Miracle Whip, tubs of Polly-O in the fridge. Your moral imperative on ice, the vertical blinds rattling shut, sleek sofa of solid kerosene resisting your body’s impression. You keep saying, Cotton, cotton, the touch, the […]

Antigua Bread

Antigua Bread

A friend of mine who’s a chef and of Mexican descent introduced us to what has become one of our favorite breakfast spots: Antigua Bread on Huntington Drive just a bit west of Fremont Avenue. We meet one early morning and after receiving a strong, rich latte, we demur to our friend’s breakfast suggestions as […]

Flame of Hope

Flame of Hope

Seven thousand athletes from 170 nations will compete in 25 sporting events at the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles beginning July 25th. This is the first time in 16 years that the Special Olympics will be held in America, the largest event hosted by Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics, and […]

Grilled Meat Makeover

Grilled Meat Makeover

Now that 4th of July has come and gone—are we really halfway through the summer grilling season?!—here is a great way to use up that leftover grilled meat. We all do it, we over-buy proteins for a summer BBQ and then we’re left with a plethora of deliciously grilled meats. Worry no more—this super simple […]

Miracle May, GelTech & CJ’s Recipe for a Green Lawn

Miracle May, GelTech & CJ’s Recipe for a Green Lawn

“We dodged a bullet,” said Bill Hasencamp of the Metropolitan Water District’s Colorado River Program as reported by the L.A. Times. Hasencamp’s referring to the “May Miracle.” This past spring, water levels in Lake Mead at the Arizona-Nevada border had fallen to a level not seen since the early 1930s. Then it began to rain. […]

Walking Pasadena, No. 3

Walking Pasadena, No. 3

The Walking Pasadena group started on Facebook in April 2014. The purpose? To share experiences of pedestrian exploration of, from, and on the streets of Pasadena (and thereabouts), both online and in person. We schedule occasional group walks, but mostly we share photos and events and questions of interest to pedestrian explorers in our city. […]

Opera Kadabra

Opera Kadabra

It’s part stand-up comedy, part magic show, and part operatic oldies but goodies. The video we watched had baritone Patrick Bell of Opera Kadabra singing “Largo al factotum” from Barber of Seville by Rossini…as he escapes from a straight jacket. As an assistant tied him into the straight jacket, Bell chatted, made jokes, then he […]

Sauna Sundays

Sauna Sundays

“I’m interested in space and the way people interact in space,” says Michael Parker, creator of the Steam Egg, now exhibiting at the Armory. The Steam Egg is a steam room in the shape of an egg with 2,000 mirrors over it. “I initially made it thinking that it was an experiment in and looking […]

Bowie: A Tribute

Bowie: A Tribute

Ah, the memories. The album covers. The strange movies. The concerts. The brilliant performances. That voice. For a lifetime, we’ve been a David Bowie fan. Favorite albums: Aladdin Sane, Ashes to Ashes, Hunky Dory, Young Americans, Low. Favorite songs: Silly Boy Blue, Oh! You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, Kooks, Panic in Detroit, Sound and […]

Unprocessed

Unprocessed

“As a city-dwelling 26-year-old, Megan Kimble was busy and broke, without so much as a garden plot to her name. But she cared about food: where it came from, how it was made, and what it did to her body. So she set herself a challenge: she would go an entire year without eating processed […]

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