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Women in Networking

Women in Networking

Besides being a Pasadena Weekly columnist and having her one woman show Now That She’s Gone, Ellen Snortland is a goodwill ambassador for the National Women’s History Project, which began in 1980 and successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as National Women’s History Month. To celebrate her-story and our stories, we found the following poem [...]

J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

“The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.” Is that why there’s a profusion of the c-word, the f-word, and other popular profanities? As someone who can swear with the best of them, I have no objections to people cursing, but doing so amongst friends and reading conversations on the page that are [...]

There Is No Echo

There Is No Echo

The doctor tells me I have a small heart yet it is strong, does not skip, no reverbration when its doors close. He holds the strip of paper in his palms while the nurse removes conductors, each making a small suckling sound as it pulls away from my skin. I joke that my heart is [...]

Pasta with Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta with Cauliflower Sauce

Mediterranean Magic by Marinella Pollo In recognition of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, revealed this week in the conclusion of a five-year diet experiment conducted in Spain, I was inspired this morning to share one of my personal favorites from my cookbook You Never Grow Old at the Dinner Table. Having had grandparents live [...]

Brown Bagging It

Brown Bagging It

For a while, lunching out was all the rage. We had money in our pockets and without a second thought would leave work and drop a quick twenty at the nearest burger joint, cafe, or taco bar. But the recession jolted many of us out of our overfed food coma. Being financially thoughtful, even frugal, [...]

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with P’s Master Chorale

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with P’s Master Chorale

Sergei Rachmaninoff composed his All-Night Vigil (also known as Vespers) during a three-week period in 1915. It is a towering achievement and a work of deep faith. Comprised of fifteen movements and based largely on Russian Orthodox chants, the All-Night Vigil is a technical and emotional tour de force. Sung without instruments and lasting just over [...]

Mystery History No. 10

Mystery History No. 10

What is this? And where are we? In this December 1951 photo, able-bodied Pasadena Police Officer Robert Hultman uses a wheelchair as he marks car tires while smelling the lovely aroma of iconic Pasadena roses. The wheelchair kept him low to the ground so he didn’t have to bend up and down all the time. [...]

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

  Pasadena Community Gardens’ mission is to create eco-friendly, edible, and sustainable public community gardens in Pasadena—tranquil locations in which Pasadenans can, for a nominal annual cost, grow fresh and pesticide-free vegetable, fruit, herbs, and flowers in their own garden bed. All Pasadena residents are invited to become a member of Pasadena Community Gardens located [...]

Hello, Happy Hour!

Hello, Happy Hour!

“Happy Hour Week” sponsored by the Old Pasadena Management District is actually 14 days long (maybe they’ve indulged in one too many; fuzzy math). Actually, we’re already behind as it started March 1st, so we gotta kick it into high gear; there’s some catchin’ up to do! Twenty-seven participating restaurants and bars are offering food [...]

A Boozy Burger

A Boozy Burger

Slater’s 50/50 is getting a jump on this party month of March—Thank you, Ireland! Thank you, March Madness! You may have to prep for this: 1/2 pound New York strip steak infused with a Guiness and Molasses marinade A bed of arugula and Roma tomatoes roasted in Jameson Irish Whiskey A topping of melted provolone [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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