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The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

The Quickening Maze By Adam Foulds Who better than a poet to write a novel that deals with madness, creativity, and love? Adam Foulds brings a vividness of both diction and imagination to this story of Victorian nature poet John Clare and his time spent in an asylum which becomes ever more horrific as its [...]

“Snapshot”

“Snapshot”

Memories cherished polaroid pictures witness good old days family barbecue khaki shorts colorful halters strappy sandals sunlight glare glasses shade eyes ice cold drinks comfort niceness floats wrapped in pink chiffon dusk drop polite questions unhinge answers babies born dash of death couples recoupled kids off to work college jail mother father hood rain of [...]

Citrus Roasted Chicken

Citrus Roasted Chicken

Hometown Pasadena welcomes back Michelle Calva-Despard from the blog Kickin’ It in the Kitchen. We are delighted to announce that she will be sharing her home-cooked, family-taste-tested recipes with HP readers the last Tuesday of every month. Heartfelt thanks, Michelle! Citrus Roasted Chicken Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (I prefer organic) 2-3 garlic cloves Wedge of [...]

A Nowruz Bazaar

A Nowruz Bazaar

Nowruz. Pronounced NO-ROOZ. Nowruz is the Persian New Year, the beginning of the year for nearly 500 million people around the world, according to the United Nations. The first of the year falls on the beginning of spring and the vernal equinox, precisely when the sun crosses the equator, which may occur March 19, 20, [...]

Autos and Accidents with Mrs. Fenyes

Autos and Accidents with Mrs. Fenyes

Eva fenyes was driving her Waverly Electric automobile along South Raymond Avenue when the accident occured. Perhaps she was preoccupied with thoughts of building her new mansion, or perhaps she was feeling unwell as she often did. Or maybe she was otherwise distracted. After all, that new novel was so intriguing. The ensuing newspaper article [...]

Shoe Drive & Walk for Peace

Shoe Drive & Walk for Peace

In order for the world to become peaceful, people must become more peaceful.…It always comes back to the things so many of us wish to avoid: working to improve ourselves. (Pilgrim, 1992, p.102) These are the words of Peace Pilgrim, nèe Mildred Lisette Norman, who by the time of her death in 1981 had walked [...]

Cookie Day at Trattoria Neapolis

Cookie Day at Trattoria Neapolis

Tagalongs? Samoas? Do-Si-Dos? Which is your favorite? Or do these names mean nothing to you? If so, then let us welcome you into the wild, wild world and consumption of Girl Scout Cookies. The hard sell is on and folding tables covered with a green tablecloths and holding stacks, piles, and pyramids of Girl Scout [...]

Rachel Maddow: Thanks, Vroman’s!

Rachel Maddow: Thanks, Vroman’s!

We first heard her in the days of Air America on AM radio. A part of a liberal line-up throughout the day that informed and reflected the feelings of those of us on the left who were floundering in our anger and despair during eight years of the Bush administration. (For our right wing friends, [...]

Crispy & Tender

Crispy & Tender

Chef Sunny Vohra could finally say that after two years of trying, he’d done it. He and sous-chef Greg Schutt had just heaved a whole pig out of the China box stationed out on the patio of King’s Row Gastropub in Old Pasadena. The 74-pound porker lay splayed out on its platter with score marks all [...]

Govine: Words that Anchor

Govine: Words that Anchor

The human body. Roughly 96 percent of the mass of the human body is made up of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen[1], but attributes like the capacity to imagine[2], allows people the freedom from a single, lone path… Not only is Gerda Govine Ituarte a Doctor of Education, she has a B.S. and M.A. in [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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