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A Stink to Remember

A Stink to Remember

It’s the Huntington‘s 5th Amorphophallus titanum on display. See it in full bloom—if you dare—from Wednesday, August 20th through Saturday, August 23rd. We’re speaking of the Corpse Flower, which happens to grow several inches every day. On August 14th, the Huntington measured it to be 39.5 inches high. As of August 19th, the Titan Arum had [...]

Paco’s for Foothill

Paco’s for Foothill

Christina Karagias states that when she was growing up, the restaurant was called La Pinata. She also says, “I had always wanted to buy it, and in 1996, my goal came true.” Christina is owner of Paco’s Mexican Restaurant in Arcadia and she says that half of her current staff is the original staff from [...]

Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

Does your child like to build things? Always drawn to glue and nails, paint and sparkles? The American Institute of Architects Pasadena and Foothill Chapters (AIA-PF) is partnering with the Pasadena Community Gardens (PCG) to present the inaugural “Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz,” a birdhouse-making competition, followed by a day at the gardens with music, food, an auction [...]

Literary Death Match 2014

Literary Death Match 2014

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books is feeling good. Their newest author Karen Rizzo is one of the readers at this year’s Los Angeles’ Literary Death Match “competition.” Rizzo’s debut novel Famous Baby is about a “mommy blogger” who’s 18-year-old daughter—the subject of many (too, too many) blogs—kidnaps her grandmother to save her from the same fate. The novel [...]

Too Beautiful

Too Beautiful

Some Bras Art Too Beautiful To the team at Natori
 If this were ancient Egypt, and if I were Queen, I would tell the priests not to worry overmuch about the cache of 
pots, tools and mini gods in my pyramid but to focus, instead, 
on pretty things. For it is pretty things I cherish [...]

“The Black Man of Happiness”

“The Black Man of Happiness”

“What is a happy Black man?” This, according to Mike Sonksen of KCET, is the simple question that Peter J. Harris asks in his nonfiction “meditation” The Black Man of Happiness. Before he defines this in a myriad of ways, he also identifies the obstacles that get in the way. Harris not only debunks negative [...]

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

We live in a time where culinary understatement is hip. Higher prices for smaller plates and micro-everything. And so, perhaps the most important thing I can say about the Guppy Tea House is that their “shave ice” is unconquerably enormous. It is uncommon that two six foot tall, two hundred pound teenagers are unable to [...]

Feminist Stories: Celebrating Women’s Rights

Feminist Stories: Celebrating Women’s Rights

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” So stated the joint resolution as submitted by the sixty-six Congress of the United States of America “begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, [...]

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

Theo’s life turns upside down on a morning visit to the Metropolitan Museum with his mother, setting into motion events that are both traumatic and transcendent. Without giving away this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt, it’s impossible to say much more than this: a 400-year-old painting called The Goldfinch provides the anchor (in that [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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