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Craftsman! For the Weekend

Craftsman! For the Weekend
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The sheer number of events can seem rather daunting. House tours, bus and walking tours, a show and sale, workshops, lectures, presentations, evening receptions, and a silent auction. But, Craftsman Weekend, which actually spans a four-day period, is the crème de la crème, quintessential event for lovers of the architectural Arts & Crafts movement. Here’s […]

JPL Open House 2015

JPL Open House 2015

Did you know that the Jet Propulsion Lab has a life-size model of the Mars Science Laboratory? Not only that, they have a machine shop where robotic spacecraft parts are built and a Microdevices Lab where scientists and engineers use tiny technology to build miniature furniture for dollhouses. Wait, scratch that. They actually use tiny […]

Walking Pasadena No. 4

Walking Pasadena No. 4

Walking Pasadena was formed in April 2014. The purpose? To share experiences of pedestrian exploration of, from, and on the streets of Pasadena (and thereabouts), both online and in person. We schedule occasional group walks, but mostly we share photos and events and questions of interest to pedestrian explorers in our city. You many join […]

Limits

Limits

Limits by Percival Everett In the darkness that is our room, I search. Not for you, for you are sleeping, breathing that sleep breath, Exhaling through that small aperture, good for playing the flute. I search for a darkness within the darkness, Where darkness is pure, Stygian, pure like babies crying And the sound of […]

Buffalo Sprouts

Buffalo Sprouts

Buffalo wings have been a long-time favorite in my household. Unfortunately, wings are often floured, and even when they’re not, they usually serve up as much saturated fat and cholesterol as they do heat. This recipe banishes the bad stuff, but keeps the spice. Easy to put together, my Buffalo hummus sauce magically transforms Brussels […]

Zippity! Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

Zippity! Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

When was the last time you stepped up your game and went to tryouts? Kiddie soccer? Little league football cheerleading?! That’s kid stuff (literally). Well, dust off your Danskin—you could be the next Queen of Doo Dah! You, too, could follow in the illustrious footsteps and homemade carriage-cars of the ever-pink Queen Skittles, the vibrantly […]

The Broad

The Broad

At The Broad Museum photos and comment by Kate Carvellas As I did not know what was in the collection, I was thrilled to see work by artists I’d seen in the PBS documentary series Art 21. To see it “live” was incredibly powerful and inspiring. Seeing works by Basquiat, Mark Bradford, and Cy Twombly […]

Francisco Ramirez…Wrong Place, Wrong Time?

Francisco Ramirez…Wrong Place, Wrong Time?

In 1855, in the run-up to the Civil War, 18-year-old printer’s apprentice Francisco Ramirez founded the newspaper El Clamor Publico to express ideas of liberalism and democracy far in advance of this time and place. California was the newest state in the United States and in its southern half, Spanish-speaking Californios made up most of […]

Innovation & the Past

Innovation & the Past

China’s ceramic history is renowned, as it is in other East Asia countries such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. In the Pacific Asia Museum new exhibit “Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia,” today’s East Asian ceramicists consider their country’s past, both positively and critically, and re-shape and redefine traditional ceramics with innovations of their […]

New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony

New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony

Not many composers of the 19th century could say they’ve been to the moon. Practically speaking, Antonín Dvořák has not been and never will go to the moon, but his work has been. Neil Armstrong chose Dvořák’s New World Symphony as his music of choice before embarking on the epic 1969 Apollo 11 mission to […]

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