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2014 Craftsman Weekend: A Socialist Plot?

2014 Craftsman Weekend: A Socialist Plot?

Who would have suspected that an “undercurrent of socialism” ran through the Arts and Crafts movement? The Arts and Crafts movement emerged during the late Victorian period in England, the most industrialized country in the world at that time. Anxieties about industrial life fueled a positive revaluation of handcraftsmanship and precapitalist forms of culture and society. Arts and [...]

Sweet Corn Curried Soup

Sweet Corn Curried Soup

By Sean Lowenthal, Little Beast Restaurant Ingredients: 16 ounces yellow corn, cut 1 yellow tomato, diced ½ sweet onion (Vidalia), diced 1 celery rib, diced 1 garlic clove, minced ½ teaspoon turmeric, ground ½ tablespoon yellow curry, ground 1 dash cayenne, ground 1 dash red chile flake 1 teaspoon coriander, ground 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped [...]

Pics from Whidbey Island

Pics from Whidbey Island

Happy to be starting MFA Program Whidbey Writers Workshop – being back on the island brings back childhood memories, complete with delicious seafood (mussels, clams, salmon) dinner. Beginning of a journey! (Carla Sameth) Thanks to local writer, writing teacher, advocate, and iMindsPR founder Carla Sameth for sharing her incredible images as she pursues an MFA in [...]

Pacific Asia Immersion

Pacific Asia Immersion

How about a weekend of immersing yourself in the history, art, music, and poetry of Asia and the Pacific Islands? Find the perfect zen for the weekend by attending USC Pacific Asia Museum’s Hatha yoga class during lunch on Friday—beginners are welcome and class is only $10, the cost of a Euro Pane sandwich or [...]

See, Hear, Expand, Appreciate

See, Hear, Expand, Appreciate

We’ve written before about these two sisters—Susan Cherney and Wendy Ross—and their venture Inside the Story, but we haven’t in a while and they are still going strong, offering a variety of workshops, lectures, and field trips for people who want to know more about a specific artistic genre or movement. Inside the Story events are [...]

Even More Ghost Signs of Pasadena

Even More Ghost Signs of Pasadena

In Pasadena, faded signs serve as emblems of the past. You see them on buildings, sidewalks, and rooftops—the enigmatic reminders of a time gone by. They may consist of a disembodied sentence fragment, a single word, or even a few mysterious letters. Standing in dissonant contrast to their surroundings, they add to the quirk and character of [...]

Making Real Change

Making Real Change

On August 13th, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard will unveil a meter. Why so special? This so-called meter is a new “donation meter” for collecting spare change, the proceeds of which will help fund homes for the homeless. Small change as well as credit card donations will be accepted “through (these) uniquely designed meters.” Beginning at 11 [...]

Fire & Light

Fire & Light

The wood and joinery by Greene and Greene are distinctive, as are the light fixtures, glass windows, wall sconces, cabinets, and doors. Get a close-up look—with all the background information you’ll ever need from John Hamm—during the “Fire & Light” tour at the Gamble House on August 16th. “Fire & Light” looks at the Greenes’ evolution of style; [...]

Zines, Comics & DIY

Zines, Comics & DIY

“It’s really very fun,” the man on the phone from Vroman’s Bookstore Hastings Ranch said in regard to the upcoming Zine Workshop on August 16th. After he explained further, we imagined a drawing, cutting, gluing, folding creative (without the brawling) free-for-all. At Vroman’s Hastings Branch, zines, comic books, or just about anything your mind imagines [...]

Seeking Japchae

Seeking Japchae

Although japchae sounds like a term that should be avoided in polite conversation, it is in fact a Korean dish of glass noodles made from sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables and, oftentimes, rice or meat cooked in sesame oil. The Pasadena area has a number of establishments that include japchae, and each one does it in [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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