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The Walled Wife

The Walled Wife
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      Footnote #2 (must): This Part Doesn’t Actually Happen in the “Ballad of the Walled-Up Wife,” but I punish the queens anyway The littlest sister leaves; her baby cries. Eventually, the sisters swaddle him to near collapse. He can barely breathe, much less bawl himself to sleep. By the time his mother is […]

Art in the Alleys

Art in the Alleys

  Our heartiest thanks to Debbie Dalton at Walking Pasadena for sharing these wonderful photographs of art. Art in the alleys of Pasadena. Did you know? Have you seen these? We’re ready for our own alley walk. Enjoy…               The Walking Pasadena group started on Facebook in April 2014. […]

Extraordinary Focus

Extraordinary Focus

A bookmark series, “sewing” pixels together, the immediacy of clay, and a hallucinatory “on the road.” So is described the works by Fred Stickler, Desiree Engel, and DA Ward. Paintings by DA Ward, in his own words – with Hippy Dream #9 (right): “These past few years, I’ve been reworking a motif that marks my […]

Sip & Shop Spring Boutique

Sip & Shop Spring Boutique

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena located in the marvelous, lovely Binn House is celebrating its 71st anniversary. On April 23, all are invited to WCC’s Spring Boutique and Club Fair. Folks are invited to “sip, shop, and socialize”—meeting members and learning about WCC membership, tour Blinn House (worth the trip!), learn about the nonprofits […]

Woodworking Summer Camp @ Side Street

Woodworking Summer Camp @ Side Street

As a female who is over 50, we have experienced awe, surprise, and disbelief when we are in the presence of the opposite sex and they see that we know how to handle ourselves when measuring and sawing a plank of wood, know the difference between a flathead and Phillips head, and know how to use […]

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Travel our great state of California and we are mesmerized by Saguaro, redwoods, streets lined with blooming jacaranda, rugged cliffs, and miles of ocean. Painter Kat Hutter and ceramicist Roger Lee began “an informal, photographic documentary of the beauty surrounding them in their daily lives and travels throughout the state. The result? A Pasadena Museum […]

The Secret of Marie

The Secret of Marie

The Secret of Marie is the third book by former Altadena resident Rebecca Bricker. We first met Bricker after the publication of her debut work, Tales From Tavanti: An American Woman’s Mid-Life Adventure in Italy. From nonfiction, Bricker leaps into a historical novel, “an art history mystery set in Monet’s Giverny.” Well, that tweaks our interest; recalling […]

First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper

First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper

Muir Ranch celebrates its spring harvest, ringing in the new season of its ever-popular farm-to-table dinner series. On April 30, the special guest chef will be Job Carder, Executive Chef at Plate 38 in Pasadena. The meal is made with Muir Ranch harvested garden veggies with support from La Specialty Produce. Per usual, a seat at the […]

Falling in Monrovia Canyon

Falling in Monrovia Canyon

I slipped and fell into the creek. Cool, clear water leapt up to kiss me as I collapsed into the shallow stream, suddenly pressed in the mud as a flower finds it has been pressed into a book, or the book finds the flower pressed into its pages. To be flung forward— a headlong revelation, […]

Civil War, Arsenic & Old Lace in Pasadena

Civil War, Arsenic & Old Lace in Pasadena

Civil War, Arsenic and Old Lace in Pasadena by Kirk Myers, Assistant Archivist On January 15, 1942 the Los Angeles Herald Express revisited a story it had reported four months earlier—that there was a “civil war” in Pasadena over the proposed rezoning of South Orange Grove Avenue. “In an atmosphere where the scent of lavender […]

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