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Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior

An extended metaphor saved by Kingsolver’s brilliant writing, Flight Behavior sets up the wayward migration of Monarch butterflies, drawn off-course by global warming, as an echo of the situation of Dellarobia Turnbow, an Appalachian farmer searching for something less confining than her existence as a mother and wife in a remote mountain hamlet. When Dellarobia [...]

Re-Imagining the Arroyo

Re-Imagining the Arroyo

Linda Dove and Elizabeth Garrison and 15 other artists are re-imagining the Arroyo this weekend…so come on down! Art and poetry installations, a collaboration entitled “Flag the Bear” will be constructed in the lower Arroyo, November 2nd-3rd. Join an adventuresome array of Southern California’s artists on a half mile stroll, enlivened with their interpretations of [...]

Buttermilk French Toast

Buttermilk French Toast

Ingredients: A few slices of bread (a bit dry/old is OK!) 4 eggs 3/4 cup butter milk 2 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. sugar Tons of cinnamon. Additional options include a dash of almond extract (careful with nut allergies), a dash of nutmeg, pumpkin spice, stuff like that. Directions: Set bread aside. Whisk everything else together, dip [...]

Soroptimists of Atladena/Pasadena

Soroptimists of Atladena/Pasadena

Soror, sororis, n. Sister. Optime, adv. Best, better. Soroptimist International was founded in 1921 and is “a world-wide service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls.” Soroptimists Atladena/Pasadena was chartered in 1950 and 1941, respectively. They offer awards such as the Women’s Opportunity Award that “assists [...]

Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Lili Singer, who leads “Garden Talks” at the Arboretum, welcomes the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show co-chair Tom Glavich to the season’s last workshop. This last class, on Thursday, October 31st, is called “Winter Growers: Bulbs & Succulents of the Mediterranean, South Africa & the Americas.” Glavich has “propagated a wide range of plants—including succulents, [...]

David Sedaris at Civic Center

David Sedaris at Civic Center

…For though I’ve often lost faith in myself, I’ve never lost it in my family, in my certainty that we are fundamentally better than everyone else. It’s an archaic belief, one that I haven’t seriously reconsidered since my late teens, but still I hold it. Ours is the only club I’ve ever wanted to be [...]

Halloween!

Halloween!

This Thursday is Halloween. Time for the creepy and the cute to strut their stuff, make onlookers screech, oggle, or ooh and aah, then run up and down driveways, cut across lawns and fill a pillowcase full of mini candies that will be dutifully examined, counted, exchanged, and ingested before it is placed out of [...]

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

“My mom assigned me the weekly chore of folding clothes but I hate sorting socks,” says Jacob. “They all look the same and it takes too long to sort through. Is the sock black or blue? Striped or solid? And when I talked to my friends and their parents, nobody likes sorting and folding socks.” [...]

Mrs. Fenyes & the Movies (Part 4 of 4): The Egyptian Becomes the Uptown Theater

Mrs. Fenyes & the Movies (Part 4 of 4): The Egyptian Becomes the Uptown Theater

By Sheryl Peters, Pasadena Museum of History docent, researcher, and educator. When Warner’s Egyptian Theater closed its doors in 1935, Henry Warner, one time owner and then manager of the theater, was out of a job. Warner’s career in the movie business had begun in 1906, and he had personally witnessed its growth into an [...]

The Saints of Skid Row

The Saints of Skid Row

A dozen years or so ago, I set out to find connections between the stories of 100 saints and the streets that bear their names here in Los Angeles, a city which itself is named for a saint. (Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, Our Lady of the Angels – that is, the Virgin Mary). One [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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