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Girl Not. Man? No.

Girl Not. Man? No.
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    Girl Not. Man? No by Nicole Stranz Yes, I found your crumbs and followed them to the sour milk cave. At least I think your dried toast was meant for me. But I have to tell you that I can only take so much. You see I’ve given up the assuming game. Turns […]

The Diaries of Adam & Eve

The Diaries of Adam & Eve

We seem to be on an apple bent in Talk of Our Towns this week, as Saturday is the time for the Hard Core Cider Tour at Brookside Park, and apples always bring to mind the story about the first of our kind, Adam and Eve.… SATURDAY.–I am almost a whole day old, now. I […]

Hard Core Cider

Hard Core Cider

Reverend Nat is a self-described “hard core cider evangelist.” Waupoos Premier Cider is made from an orchard that’s been producing apples since 1850. See Canyon in San Luis Obispo touts that its hard ciders are small batch, hand-crafted, contain no sulfites, and are gluten-free with no artificial sweeteners. It’s time for the Hard Core Cider […]

Taste of Art: Street Foods & Farmers’ Markets

Taste of Art: Street Foods & Farmers’ Markets

Al pastor sopes with refried beans, cabbage, and cotija cheese on a freshly hot, crunchy cornmeal shell—right off the cart. Carrots, radishes, and beets popping with color and long, leafy, feathered “tails. Balsamic vinegar so thick it hardly drips and tastes more appropriate for a bowl of artisanal vanilla bean ice cream than to toss […]

Tex Mex Cornbread Strata

Tex Mex Cornbread Strata

Strata is one of those great prepare-ahead casseroles that is simple and very versatile. As long as you have eggs and milk, you can use whatever bread and ingredients you have lying around. I happened to have leftover cornbread this week and it was too stale too eat alone so I decided to turn it […]

San Gabriel Mission

San Gabriel Mission

We were corralled to do an early morning drop-off in Rosemead, and as we were in no hurry, we decided to leisurely wind our way home. Suddenly, we turned right and there was the San Gabriel Mission in an early morning glow. We didn’t have time to take a proper tour, but here are some […]

Plenn & Friends

Plenn & Friends

David Plenn’s bio always includes the fact that he was signed to A&M Records in 1968—while he was still in high school. After that, he performed, recorded, and produced albums with singer-songwriter Jerry Riopelle. Plenn and Riopelle wrote “Easy Driver,” which was recorded for Kenny Loggins’ Nightwatch album, his second solo album, which reached number […]

Journey of a Lifetime

Journey of a Lifetime

A youth development volunteer is needed in the Dominican Republic. An agri-business educator in Cameroon, a secondary school science teacher in Tanzania, and a math teacher in Lesotho. Timor-Leste needs a health extension volunteer, a coastal resources management volunteer, and English teachers. Macedonia could use an NGO adviser and a special education teacher. From Tonga […]

Make Your Own Bitters

Make Your Own Bitters

Woodsy and spicy or anise-scented? Angostura or Peychaud’s? Along with orange, Thomas Parsons calls this “the holy trinity” of bitters.¹ Many people know bitters as a classic ingredient for cocktails. We did not know that originally bitters were medicinal tonics. Supposedly in 1838, Antoine Amedie Peychaud, a pharmacist and Creole immigrant from Haiti, “began dispensing […]

Nosferatu, Accompanied

Nosferatu, Accompanied

Brandt Sponseller of Classic-Horror writes that “nosferatu” is a modernization of a Slavic term, which is itself a modernization of the Greek “nosophoros,” or “plague carrier.” Director Freidrich Wilhelm Murnau, in the 1922 classic silent film Nosferatu, embraces this idea, having his Orlock (Dracula) appear rather rat-like with pointed teeth, nose, and those famously pointed […]

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