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The Lost Adult Theaters of Pasadena

The Lost Adult Theaters of Pasadena
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They were called “dirty movie houses,” “adult cinemas,” or “girlie theaters.” From 1959 until about 1990, Pasadena had roughly ten of them, ranging from soft-core “nudie cutie” houses to hardcore venues. Some were former picture palaces fallen on hard times; others little more than dingy-looking storefronts – but before the Internet, DVDs and Blu-Ray cornered […]

Building Paradise in California

Building Paradise in California

Alex Vertikoff‘s books are titled Weird Rooms, Hidden L. A., and At Home in the Heartland. He’s been the architectural and promotional photographer for the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Villa and Center and for the Skirball Cultural Center. His biography states that he “was the first foreign artist to have a traveling exhibit of his […]

Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

It’s all about virtual worlds, even as we look up into our night sky and revel in the site of thousands of stars—or as NASA would put it, balls of gas. (Tell that to a group of young boys and see if they don’t giggle and try to out-best each other with crude jokes, a […]

She’s Pretty Funny…for a Woman

She’s Pretty Funny…for a Woman

She’s Pretty Funny…for a Woman: The Changing Face of Ladies and Laughter (Official text below) The year 2015 has been a big one for women in comedy. Amy Schumer’s smash hit  Trainwreck upended the traditional rules of the rom-com. Former Daily Show correspondent, Samantha Bee’s been building excitement for her own late night show on TBS, while Unbreakable Kimmy […]

Kickoff to Demolition

Kickoff to Demolition

The public is invited to the kickoff event as the Desiderio Project gets into the swing of things—like demolishing. A 5.17-acre parcel is the location of a former U. S. Army Reserve Center. Just below the lovely Colorado Street Bridge and yards from the Arroyo Seco is a not-so-lovely paved area, a fence with barbed […]

Open Studios: Calling All Artists

Open Studios: Calling All Artists

A Call For Artists! Open Studios Tour, Alta/Pasa/Dena Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 5-6, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Open Studios.gallery   Application Deadline: Sept. 25th, 2015 Find application here All visual artists 18 and older may apply to participate in this juried event. Open Studios welcomes artists who create any type of visual art, including crafts, installation art, video, […]

Another Park Poem

Another Park Poem

there really is a mother goose I couldn’t find her the ant lion is not an ant settles in the hole and waits for the ants to fall in did you try to carve the bark leave a heart these trees withstand wind and fire you told me this park was dangerous that tree is […]

Mainstreaming the Muse

Mainstreaming the Muse

Mainstreaming the Muse by Walter Askin To be an artist is to engage in the wonderfully fulfilling, dangerous, and intensively social act of creating images and propositions as we search for visual ideas resonant with emerging beliefs and values. It is a privilege, a joy, a delight, and quite often a dire necessity to be […]

Sniff, Sip & Swish at Everson Royce

Sniff, Sip & Swish at Everson Royce

Imagine that with every second sip, you’re making a donation. This is because over 50% of the event ticket price to the 2nd Annual Wine Tasting at Everson Royce will benefit Five Acres, which for 127 years has been working so children may have safe, loving, and permanent homes. April, Clement, and Capella of Everson […]

Imagine Tea at the Langham

Imagine Tea at the Langham

It is said that one day in 1865, Anna Maria Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford who lived at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire and was a Lady-to-the-Bedchamber to Queen Victioria, “experienced a ‘sinking feeling’ in the middle of the afternoon.” She instructed her footman to bring her the makings for tea along with some bread […]

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