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Festival of Women Authors

Festival of Women Authors

“It takes a great talent to make something beautiful out of a trailer park,” writes Susannah Meadows of the New York Times about Tupelo Hassman‘s debut novel Girlchild in 2012. Her novel has also been described as “lacerating,” her words “are as elegant as they are fierce,” and Hallman is such “a poised storyteller that her prose practically [...]

Glendale Seeking Artists

Glendale Seeking Artists

The Arts and Culture Commission of Glendale want to paint 26 utility boxes all around downtown to help “beautify the streetscape.” Got any ideas? Artists are welcome to send proposals on the Utility Box Mural Program’s theme “Double Take.” Artists are challenged to come up with “a concept that plays off perception and double meaning.” [...]

Free Museum Admission

Free Museum Admission

On Saturday, January 25th, twenty museums will be open to the public with free admission. Choices include the Autry, the California African American Museum, the Science Center, and locally, the Armory Center for the Arts, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The Armory is currently showing Home Away, which is [...]

Motherland

Motherland

Motherland follows the trials of a German family during World War II, which springs from the experiences of the author Maria Hummel’s grandfather. The story is fiction, with a backbone of palpable truths. Liesl is a young woman who has married Frank Kappus, a doctor and newly widowed with three boys, the youngest a baby. Before [...]

Rhythm Child & CA Step

Rhythm Child & CA Step

The Wooten Steppers of the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center will be performing a step routine thanks to the California Step Association. Attendees of this celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr. at Kidspace Museum will also have a chance for a bit of interaction, as they get to learn a step routine, as part of [...]

Creamy Polenta & Wilted Greens

Creamy Polenta & Wilted Greens

Contributed by Laura Derr Ingredients: Polenta: 2 cups polenta or cornmeal (whichever you have on hand) 1½ cups water 1½ cups 2% milk 2 cloves garlic, halved ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ cup cheese of your choice (I recommend either an asiago blend or goat cheese—two different flavors, but equally good) Greens: 1 [...]

Laura’s Mobile Kitchen

Laura’s Mobile Kitchen

This past week, we received an email, which included the information below: Altadena native (and former Hometown Pasadena intern) Laura Derr has started Laura’s Mobile Kitchen, a private cooking instruction service. Drawing on a lifelong passion for cooking and bringing people together around food as well as experience working at cooking classes, farms, farmers markets [...]

Mystery History No. 25

Mystery History No. 25

Where are we? What’s happening? In the 1985 photo above, a couple stands on a bridge overlooking the waterfall flowing into the stream that runs through the Ambassador College campus. Founded in 1947 by Herbert W. Armstrong, Ambassador College was a four-year liberal arts college that became the headquarters of Worldwide Church of God. Various lots were consolidated within a four-block [...]

An Evening Revolves Around a Legend

An Evening Revolves Around a Legend

He was a Shabbos Goy who spoke Yiddish. He studied economics, memorized and wrote poetry, spoke fluent French, and frequently read a book in a single day. He did the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. These are the little treasures about an American legend that are shared by his biographer and widow Patricia [...]

Strolling Through the Garden

Strolling Through the Garden

“Conceived” in the 1930s, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was initially part of a larger property owned by Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns. The garden was inspired by their travels in Japan and was designed by Kinzuchi Fujii. The entire construction took seven years to complete. In 1949, the estate was sold to Gamelia Haddad Poulsen [...]

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