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Deep Down Dark

Deep Down Dark

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free   On August 5, 2010, a “gray guillotine” — “a vast destructive mega-block” — “a broken skyscraper of stone” trapped 33 men in the depths of a copper and gold mine in Chile. On [...]

Curried Veggie Stew

Curried Veggie Stew

This is my take on curry made with whatever seasonal vegetables I have, coconut milk or coconut cream (depending on how decadent I’m feeling), some raisins and an apple for a bite of sweetness and warm spices that are perfect for a chilly day. About 5 years ago, I ate a coconut curry at the [...]

Wonderful Water: A Neighborhood Fest

Wonderful Water: A Neighborhood Fest

Once upon a time… It all began with butterflies. The Butterfly Fair, in fact. “Then we went underground for the Wiggly Worm Fair.” Now, The Farmer’s Yard, Northwest Pasadena Community Gardeners, and the Trailer Trash Project presents “Wonderful Water” on November 15th. Appropriately for a day of water appreciation, everyone is welcome to come and “enjoy [...]

The Klutzes and the Butzes

The Klutzes and the Butzes

“Anything like the sound of a rat/Makes my heart go pit-a-pat!” So says the Mayor of Hamelin in Brunswick in Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Just as the Mayor shudders and squirms, a knock is heard upon the door… And in did come the strangest figure! His queer long coat from heel to [...]

Join Us in the Locker Room

Join Us in the Locker Room

“Play is our way  of finding spontaneous happiness together…and all play is child’s play.” So declares MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena’s “counter conventional orchestra” led by Rachael Worby who will be joining with 3-time Grammy Award-winner, composer, and pianist Billy Childs for “Childs Play.” This evening celebrating the joy of jazz and featuring “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Hallelujah,” and “Sophisticated [...]

In a Word, Hillary & Clinton

In a Word, Hillary & Clinton

A so-called “on-the-road comedy with a jazz soul” is called Mad Beat Hip & Gone. (Do we need to be trippin’ to understand that title?) Your Name Will Follow You Home has such elements as Charlie Chaplin, the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 50′s B-monster movies, and “fake” Latinos. Greek myth meets East L.A. in Mojada: [...]

Contemporary Crafts for the Holidays

Contemporary Crafts for the Holidays

Susan Zalkind writes that her work “is an exploration of stone and fire.” The work pictured (right) is white San Pedro alabaster that has been gathered throughout the southwest. As Zalkind works, she hopes to reveal “the highest beauty hidden in each stone, uncovering its shape, its flow, the place where it can be brought [...]

The Trucks Are Coming

The Trucks Are Coming

As many as 400,000 double-bed, diesel belching monsters, clogging streets, creating noise, dust, pollution, destroying precious habitat and severely impacting recreational opportunities and our neighborhoods. Is this any way to manage a river? Do you feel this way? The sentiment above is from the Arroyo Seco Foundation‘s Save Hahamongna campaign. They announced that the L.A. County [...]

Indian Mallow & Emerald Carpet

Indian Mallow & Emerald Carpet

Indian mallow and Emerald Carpet manzanita are two of the many native plants that will be on hand at the 2014 Garden Native Plant Sale on November 8th at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. Knowledgable members of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) will be available to answer any questions and offer recommendations as you [...]

Halloween Cometh

Halloween Cometh

Whimsical or scary, Pasadena is all decked out for Halloween!                     For more Halloween visions, visit “Halloween 2014-Style” by Kat Ward. 

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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