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Organic Gardening & a Passion for Camellias

Organic Gardening & a Passion for Camellias

We have a dear friend who’s always thrilled as a puppy when she’s getting around to prepping her garden boxes, and also while planting her tomatoes, lettuces, and peppers. From that point on, though, the fun, glee, and results go downhill. Want to “get the best results from your home garden the natural way”? Horticulturist […]

The Fault in Our Stars, Robotics Drawbots & Chocolate Storytime

The Fault in Our Stars, Robotics Drawbots & Chocolate Storytime

For anyone who has a tween or teen in the household, The Fault in Our Stars—a book and now a movie—is well known. The sixth novel by author John Green was turned into a romantic comedy-drama in 2014, was directed by Josh Boone, and stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as the young protagonists Hazel […]

The Rabbit in the Moon

The Rabbit in the Moon

“If you were to name the man in the moon,” I once asked my children, “what would you name him?” “David,” answered my daughter, who was cultivating a white-hot obsession for the actor David Duchovny. “Igor,” said her brother, who had recently discovered the joys of Stravinsky. I shook my head. “My vote’s for Cheshire.” […]

Karol Franks Photography

Karol Franks Photography

Our ex is a surfer. He came to it late in life, after having desired, dreamed, ruminated, planned, budgeted, and procrastinated for years (eons, actually). But finally he found the right board, the perfect wet suit, the exact leash and he was off, the only black man amongst a sea of white boys. Luckily, some […]

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Anthony Marra explores the extraordinary circumstances of war that bring both tragedy and humor, often in equal doses, in this complex tale of the Chechen wars (yes, there were two) that captures the fragmentation of war. This riveting novel follows three main characters (Akhmed, Havana and Sonja) whose lives intertwine via compassion, coincidence and violence. […]

16th Annual Renal Teen Prom

16th Annual Renal Teen Prom

Lori Hartwell missed her prom “because she spent all her teenage years on dialysis.” Hartwell didn’t want that same fate to befall another teenager, so as president and founder of Renal Support Network (RSN) she dreamed up the Renal Teen Prom. On January 18th, the 16th Annual Renal Teen Prom will be held at the […]

Greg Critser Cartoons

Greg Critser Cartoons

There is, apparently, a happy marriage between food, politics, pop culture and watercolor, as evidenced by Greg Critser’s artwork that adorns the walls of Euro Pane 1 on Colorado Boulevard. The Pasadena artist displays a knack for revealing absurdity as well as creating it, as each of his simple, brightly colored and simple featured comics […]

Tomato & Herb Baked Eggs

Tomato & Herb Baked Eggs

I’ve been doing a lot of recipe testing for the opening of my restaurant Mamasa in a month. (Costa Rica here I come!) I love the ease, healthiness and lightness of this dish. It’s a great make-ahead brunch item and it tastes delicious! Fridge: 6 eggs 1¼ cups red pepper, diced (1 large pepper) 1 […]

Among the Missing: David Pritchard

Among the Missing: David Pritchard

He began as a jazz/rock guy touring Europe with the Gary Burton Quartet in 1969. Through the decades and over many “albums,” Pasadena native David Pritchard has evolved and refined his talent. According to a review in Textura, Pritchard shifted to a “more classically influenced acoustic style” that was then “splendidly documented on Among the […]

Elemental: Light

Elemental: Light

The funny thing about light is that you can’t really see it. You can see the things that make light, like the sun, the light bulb overhead, or the fire in the fireplace. You can see other things like leaves, rocks, rooms, cars, and buildings because of the light that bounces off their surfaces into […]

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