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Le Mieux: It’s the Serum

Le Mieux: It’s the Serum

We Googled peptides and were redirected to Wikipedia (naturally). Reading the definition for peptides, we recognized the words “biological, molecules, bond, and amino acid. We did not recognize the words oligomer, polysaccharides, amyloid beta, or every third word. Luckily, we found a site that broke it down: peptides are proteins. They are natural or synthetic. Most peptides [...]

Lemonade: I’ll Take the Brussel Sprouts

Lemonade: I’ll Take the Brussel Sprouts

I have heard people rave about Brussel sprouts, but the mere mention conjures memories of my grandmother’s pre-1960 aluminum pressure cooker with its regulator cap over the vent pipe (or toggle switch or petcock) with the water vapor building, the toggle hat starting to wobble and act all crazy, steam squealing to be released, and tension building [...]

Arts Crawl in South Pas

Arts Crawl in South Pas

Food trucks and a slew of eateries along Mission Street in South Pasadena will help sustain those in town for the Arts Crawl on Saturday, July 19th. Gallery doors will be open with new exhibitions, boutiques will have performances of varying kinds, and shops will offer sales, have special guests, and hands-on projects. Some of [...]

Wine & Cheese Flights & Sam Maloof

Wine & Cheese Flights & Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof was the first craftsman awarded the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship. The Smithsonian Institution declared Maloof “America’s most renowned contemporary furniture craftsman.” His rocking chair has been described as having “sinewy sculpted lines” and “a modern stylistic aesthetic of clean lines born of practical consideration.” Beauty comes not from added ornamentation. It comes from enhancement [...]

“Two Decades of Amazing”

“Two Decades of Amazing”

It began as a family project, a way for Sierra Madre educator Gayle Blumel to offer her children to have a “meaningful and nurturing summer program.” “It” became the GATE Summer Musical Program. The name has morphed into the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program and is now celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary. Over two decades, thousands [...]

The Stager

The Stager

With The Stager, Susan Coll has created a funny, crisp, self-aware farce that skewers Big Ambition, Big Pharma, and Big Housing Stock alike with the help of a literal-minded ten-year-old (Elsa), a rabbit who may or may not speak (Dominique), and a wry sense of English major humor and outsider wit. Elsa’s father Lars, a [...]

Clip of Wing

Clip of Wing

I hadn’t seen Wing in perhaps four years, but he remembered me when I came last week and silently motioned me to his chair. I explained I had not come for a haircut this time but would like to hear his stories so I could write about him. He consented, but only to answer direct [...]

Joan Quinn Captured

Joan Quinn Captured

Another reason we support the local creative endeavor of Inside the Story by sisters Susan Cherney and Wendy Moss: covering their fascinating Art & Alchemy of Perfume event back in March 2013, we met Laura Kane who has remembered Hometown Pasadena and informed us of an art exhibit that sounds particularly interesting and unique. The exhibition ‘Joan [...]

The Non-Conformist Arts Convention

The Non-Conformist Arts Convention

On the eastern edge of San Gabriel Valley, promises are being made—or warnings are being issued (depending on how you choose to interpret the situation)—3 days of convention activities in 4 hours. So rest up. It’s the inaugural Non-Conformist Arts Convention on July 26th in Pomona. Featured artists: Edward Beardsley, American artist. He was a professor and dean [...]

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 3)

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 3)

“We wish to do the tourist who reads this book a good turn, having his comfort and enjoyment at heart; therefore we advise him to stop at Lamanda Park and make his headquarters for a day, or a week, or a fortnight, in this delightful spot.” - Over the Range to the Golden Gate: A Complete Tourist’s [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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