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Limited Use, Discard Thereafter: Finding Pasadena’s Past in Old Receipts

Limited Use, Discard Thereafter: Finding Pasadena’s Past in Old Receipts

Rarely do I save grocery receipts. As soon as possible, I shred and recycle those slick strips of white thermal paper that some magical tabulating machine generated with a click and a whir and a generic, “ Thank you. Please visit our website at….” These seemingly bland records of purchase are nonetheless bits of true [...]

Singing Scientists

Singing Scientists

Have you heard the singing scientists? Fifty-three JPLers gather every Wednesday evening to rehearse under the tutelage of Donald Brinegar, the Pasadena Symphony’s Director of Choruses. These men of the lab, who actually include scientists, engineers, administrators, software and business folks, tackle tunes by Bernstein and Sondheim, Alan Menken, and Rodgers and Hart. On October 4th, the [...]

Girl Friday Book Club

Girl Friday Book Club

Common Thread Studio wants you to “exercise your creativity.” How about “Sip and Sew” on October 17th, where the Japanese art of tie-dyeing called Shibori may be learned while sipping complimentary wine and noshing on cheese. Or sign up for classes like “Poolside Dress,” “Slouchy Pants,” “Honeycomb Ottoman,” and “Woodland Pals.” Or, mix the literary with [...]

Michelle’s Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt) Sauce

Michelle’s Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt) Sauce

Those Greeks got it goin’ on in the food department. I mean seriously: the olives, the meats, the vegetables; pita dipped in the most delicious sauces… which brings us to this month’s recipe from my house to yours. As the rest of the country is sliding into fall, here in the foothills of Southern California we have [...]

The Circle

The Circle

I’m a little late to the party on this book, and it’s maddeningly shallow, but what a lucid, fast take on a timely, important subject. Extremely readable, if it weren’t for a few graphic sex scenes and liberal profanity it could (should?) be compulsory reading for every seventh grader. The book’s message is as crystal-clear [...]

Getting Down with Patrick Gothard

Getting Down with Patrick Gothard

  Walking up Patrick Gothard’s driveway, it’s clear an artist lives at the end. Not only is it located high up in Altadena, where pine needles line the streets in all seasons and painted rocks mark house numbers, but the yard is filled with empty easels and paintings are scattered underneath the carport. A cat [...]

Being Earnest As Only Wilde Can Be

Being Earnest As Only Wilde Can Be

“To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution.” “You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing [...]

20th Biannual Art on Palm

20th Biannual Art on Palm

Wild Wood Park is tucked away, a nook, a wondrous hideaway. Once you see the cars lining both sides of the street, you know you’re in the right place, but still have no idea where to go. Follow the people. Down a small track that winds back into “an ancient oak canyon.” Here local artists [...]

Cocky Eek Inflatables

Cocky Eek Inflatables

Imagine a career in pneumatics. Pneumatic adj 1. containing or operated by air or gas under pressure. 2. of or relating to the spirit. Origin mid 17th cent.: from pneuma “wind,” from pnein “breathe.” Now combine “the study of the mechanical properties of air and other gases” with art. The answer? Cocky Eek. Creating big spaces [...]

Alice Through the Wormhole

Alice Through the Wormhole

It’s a whole new world, Alice. Especially if the Caltech players get their hands on it. The weird and delightful Alice in Wonderland is undergoing a make-over—Alice within the universe of Caltech. This is the story… Alice is bored. She’s a new grad genius in spintronics and marionetting on a tour of Telcach, and it’s [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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