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Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors

A memoir by Augusten Burroughs Born into an already troubled family— —wait. Let’s tell it like it is. Because in Augusten Burroughs’ memoir, Running With Scissors, he tells it like it was. And it was weird. Born into a totally screwed-up family, with an alcoholic father and a psychotic mother who fought raging battles on [...]

Homemade Bruschetta

Homemade Bruschetta

This month I would love to share my absolutely favorite recipe for my absolutely favorite summer appetizer: Bruschetta!  There is nothing—repeat NOTHING—tastier than good bruschetta on a hot summer’s afternoon.  Fancy-shmancy restaurants charge a small fortune for this simple gathering of summer flavors, and I’m telling you, once you whip this up you’ll never order [...]

Seeking Spirits with J. Michael Walker

Seeking Spirits with J. Michael Walker

A lot goes on in J. Michael Walker’s work. You need time, a moment, maybe a little stillness and quiet to take it all in, to hear the birds, to feel the rustle of the wind, the ache of years, the magic of life, to be infused by the characters and souls he nurtures to [...]

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 1 of 4): Los Angeles

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 1 of 4): Los Angeles

By Sheryl Peters Eva Fenyes came to Pasadena in 1896, attracted by the temperate climate, the beautiful landscape, and the quality of light which is so unique to Southern California. Eva was a watercolor artist and a patron of the arts, commissioning and collecting work to be hung in the mansion she built at 170 [...]

Nicole’s in South Pas

Nicole’s in South Pas

You may think of Nicole’s as a great place to have a Croque Monsieur (or a Croque Nicole!), or to pick up a thick slice of Pâté de Campagne and thin slices of prosciutto to go along with a crusty baguette. But have you looked between the shelves? Have you ventured past the tables, the [...]

Gamble House: Upstairs-Downstairs

Gamble House: Upstairs-Downstairs

Being “in service.” In other words, allowing the wealthy to live and thrive, be gay and socialize, while others toil. Over the millennia and in every corner of the world, men, women, and children have been enslaved, indentured, or in the employ of others—”in service” to those who couldn’t, wouldn’t, or can’t imagine themselves washing [...]

Funky Punks for Kids

Funky Punks for Kids

“Jugglers, dancers, stilt-walkers, puppeteers, trampoline tricksters, super-slippery table sliders, the human body, and even a plunger!” These are the Funk Punks. They are the kids entertainment section of the Troubadour Theater Company, an “interactive, physical comedy clown troupe.” There will be a pre-concert KidZone and the food court will feature Saavy Ranch Catering, 7ate9, Koolfruit, [...]

Strangelove & Depeche Mode

Strangelove & Depeche Mode

The party’s in the Plaza. The Plaza at the Pasadena Convention Center during their Music on the Plaza Series. Friday, June 28th, the tribute band Strangelove that supposedly has four members that not only sound, but also look like the real members of Depeche Mode. They are said to deliver a “fun and staggeringly authentic [...]

LA Street Food Fest at Rose Bowl

LA Street Food Fest at Rose Bowl

There’s almost too much information to process—restaurants are representing, chefs are creating, food trucks and carts are dishing it out, stands and pop-ups are all on board. It’s the 4th Annual L.A. Street Food Fest, Saturday, June 29th at the Rose Bowl. Ceviche Project, Kitchen Mouse, Mama Musubi and our own Dog Haus Dogs, Sushi [...]

Bernadette Peters POPS

Bernadette Peters POPS

She played the role of “Girl” in the TV movie The Christmas Tree…in 1958. Really? How can that be true? That’s 54 years ago. But, yes, Bernadette Peters was 10 years old when she received her first acting credit, and now she’s a veteran of the small screen, regarded on the big screen, and lauded [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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