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Le Bon Garçon at The Market on Holly

Le Bon Garçon at The Market on Holly

The Producer Series is back. Not producers as in film production, organic wine producers or Mel Brooks’ The Producers, but Artisanal LA and The Market on Holly’s “Producer Series.” This collaboration between Shawna Dawson’s organization and a Pasadena business invites local producers to come and show off their products—and allows for the public to taste [...]

Wife of the Gods

Wife of the Gods

Many of the reviews of Wife of the Gods mention that if you “like” The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency then you’ll “love” Dr. Kwei Quartey’s first novel. Nothing against Alexander McCall Smith, but I think it’s a bit “apples and oranges.” Though Wife of the Gods contains all the markings of a standard mystery—the detective at [...]

Ron Koertge: “The Fund Raiser”

Ron Koertge: “The Fund Raiser”

This gala, there seemed to be one every few months, was for Cleft Palates in Peru. Tickets to toss a bean bag, throw darts at balloons or whack a mole were ten dollars. But, after a fifty dollar admission, drinks were free. Everybody had heard about the Kissing Booths, but they were surprised to see [...]

Dr. Drew & TED for Kids

Dr. Drew & TED for Kids

Ted comes to Caltech. TEDx The Brain is an event happening on Friday at Caltech. On Saturday, they are hosting a TEDx event just for young folks, grades 6-12, called “Feed Your Brain.” The event will have 15 speakers, including Dr. Drew Pinsky, as well as have a poetry slam with the Poly Slam Team [...]

Gumbo Ya Ya By Chef Claud Beltran

Gumbo Ya Ya By Chef Claud Beltran

We are excited to open our new recipe-of-the-week category “Mangiamo” with a contribution from Claud Beltran of Noir Food & Wine and Claud & Co. Catering. Thank you to Claud, to Wendy Anderson for procuring and delivering the details, and thank you to Chef Daniel for presenting a delicious bowl of gumbo, which I quickly [...]

Art Center PAGES

Art Center PAGES

A set of books, all copies of The Secret Garden, bound in different colors, are opened to an oval cutout, inside of which are layered, detailed, exquisite gardens in different palettes (Susan Sironi). A sea of paper is somehow attached to the wall, pages upon pages upon pages, voluminous, overflowing, massive, moving though not moving (Echiko [...]

Polly Frost: Bad Role Models

Polly Frost: Bad Role Models

The following is from an official release: Born in Pasadena and raised until the age of fifteen in Altadena, Polly Frost is a New York City writer. She returns to Altadena on Sunday, February 10th with her one-person show, “Bad Role Models and What I Learned from Them.” “People talk all the time about the [...]

Katrina Kenison: The Gift of an Ordinary Day

Katrina Kenison: The Gift of an Ordinary Day

“Watching my sons growing and changing so visibly, almost from one day to the next, I sensed something in me breaking loose and changing as well, something no less powerful for being invisible. It was almost as if, having strived for years for predictable comforts, urban conveniences, and security of our well-established routines, I was [...]

Noir Food & Wine on a Winter’s Day

Noir Food & Wine on a Winter’s Day

Early on in the day, writing at the computer in my north-facing apartment, which means it was near cold enough to snow, my hands were hardly able to find the appropriate keys. This was despite the fact that the heat was roaring (though since the heater is in the hallway and faces the bathroom and [...]

Mystery History No. 7

Mystery History No. 7

Where are we? And what’s happening? This photo was taken on Nov. 26, 1952. Members of the Shakespeare Club of Pasadena pose in costume for the club’s American Heritage Day pageant. Left to right are Mrs. Don C. McMillan (wife of Pasadena’s city manager at the time), Mrs. I. William King, Miss Helen C. Houson, Mrs. Anne [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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