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When South Pasadena Was For Whites Only

When South Pasadena Was For Whites Only

“In South Pasadena, restrictive racial covenants, denying persons not of the Caucasian race the right to live within its municipal boundaries, are a matter of official policy. […] Of course, persons not of Caucasian ancestry will not be completely barred from residence in South Pasadena. The restrictive covenants specify that non-Caucasians may reside in the [...]

Sex World by Ron Koertge

Sex World by Ron Koertge

“He teases out lyricism from the most mundane words, and significance from the most mundane situations,” says author Gene Yang. He is speaking about Ron Koertge, the highly prolific South Pasadenan author who’s newest book is a collection of flash fiction titled Sex World. The title story, it turns out, isn’t about sex at all [...]

The Curious Art of Origami

The Curious Art of Origami

Continuing with the curious axis theme of the week, as in AxS Festival “Curiosity,” we were happily informed of another noteworthy event: “The Curious Art of Origami.” Curator Meher McArthur has brought together several distinct origamists: laser physicist Robert Lang; fashion, animated, and connecting cranes” artist Linda Mihara; and Vietnamese architect Giang Dinh. Though Robert [...]

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

The third Friday of September is coming quickly, which means it’s time to prepare for PARK(ing) Day 2014. This is the movement begun in 2005 when Matthew, John, and Blaine wanted to bring attention to the lack of urban parks and pubic space. They accomplished this by paying a parking meter on a street in San Francisco—for two hours. During [...]

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

  From playing in his school’s marching band and joining a techno-pop group to earning a Grammy in 2012, Eric Whitacre elicits high, and sometimes fan-girling, praise. On Forums.Bands.org, comments call him “the nicest man you will ever meet,” and say he’s “a wonderful composer” and his music is “nothing short of amazing.” And, oh yes… “that tush…to [...]

Berry Breezes & Bangkok Monkey

Berry Breezes & Bangkok Monkey

Berry Breeze. Bangkok Monkey. Peaches and Rye. Broten Buck. Jala-Pina Rita. Dirty Salty Savory. It’s September, so it must be SIP-tember when restaurants and bars all over the area create that one outstanding cocktail hoping to garner the majority of votes and win the cocktail challenge. Round 4 voting is from September 17th through the 21st, [...]

The Gamble House Re-Imagined

The Gamble House Re-Imagined

It’s being called a 17-day artist intervention. In actuality, it’s the Gamble House collaborating with the Pasadena Arts Council and Machine Project of Los Angeles to re-imagine the “quintessential Pasadena landmark” during the two-weeks of AxS Festival, which this year has the theme “curiosity.” Machine Project founder and artistic director Mark Allen has organized—or let [...]

All the Happiness You Deserve

All the Happiness You Deserve

In All the Happiness You Deserve, Michael Piafsky tells the story of a life in small details and crystalline moments. Scotty, a dreamer and drifter, seems punished for every initiative, every step forward. Yet in the end Scotty’s story, precisely because it is, in its bleak ordinariness, rendered so lovingly, takes on a luminosity. It’s [...]

Sphæræ

Sphæræ

Laser light and bubble skin. Actually, laser light that “crawls” through the micro and nano structures within a “bubble’s skin.” Grownups playing with bubbles… Evalina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfland‘s 10,000 Peakcock Feathers in Foaming Acid—not to be missed on September 19th, part of Pasadena Arts Council’s AxS Festival. Dmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch create sensory immersion [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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