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Royalist Rebel

Royalist Rebel

Regardless of the story inside, recent covers of historical novels are all about the bodice. A hint of cleavage indicates a hint of romance, maybe even lust. These books are obviously aimed at women, but when the character’s head is cut out of the picture, I wonder what kind of women those cover designers are [...]

The Golf Course

The Golf Course

To Michael, for beginning it all, for unanticipated salvation   Until I met you, the calla lilies in a vase of grass by an arthritic stone wall were nothing more than something beautiful. So the dog shadowing within a broken hinged gate, open, as, over there, two pigeons tromped at the mud before hurtling into [...]

Meander with John O’Brien

Meander with John O’Brien

John O’Brien likes to meander. And so he does. The title of Los Angeles-based artist John O’Brien’s exhibition references a literal meandering up and around the Arroyo Seco Parkway, which the artist recounts through this installation, as well as the process of “meandering” at the core of O’Brien’s practice. Juxtaposing large-scale cartographic images of the [...]

Conscientious Projector: Go Public

Conscientious Projector: Go Public

The Conscientious Projector film series will be screening the feature documentary GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District this Thursday, June 13th at the Armory Center for the Arts. A year ago, Dawn and James O’Keeffe saw there months of planning materialized with 50 small film crews followed public school [...]

Gal Friday on Holly & Vertical’s Sunday Supper

Gal Friday on Holly & Vertical’s Sunday Supper

We know this Sunday is Father’s Day, but let’s not leave the gals out completely… June 14th, 6-9 p.m., is the 2nd Gal Friday event on Holly Street in Old Pasadena, between Fair Oaks and Raymond Avenues. All participating vendors will be offering promotions, discounts, tunes and treats. There will also be raffle drawings with [...]

Sour Cream Coffeecake

Sour Cream Coffeecake

Thank you to Sally Cook of Heirloom Bakery & Café for contributing to this week’s “Mangiamo.” Ingredients: ½ pound of butter 1 pound of sugar 4 eggs 2 cups sour cream ¼ tablespoon and ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt Topping: 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa ½ tablespoon and ½ teaspoon cinnamon [...]

Pas. Conservatory of Music, Art Ctr. & YWCA’s Girl Power—Bring it!

Pas. Conservatory of Music, Art Ctr. & YWCA’s Girl Power—Bring it!

Sometimes there’s just not enough room, so we’re using a single post to congregate info about the Pasadena Conservatory of Music summer programs for kids, this week’s Art Center student exhibit, and the YWCA’s “girl power” camp. *The Pasadena Conservatory of Music is offering three programs (re: workshops) this summer: Young Musicians Program: 8 weeks [...]

YoungArts

YoungArts

  YoungArts is a yearly program that is now accepting portfolios for all divisions. Anyone 15 to 18 years old (including first year college students who are still 18 years old) may submit. Doug Blush is Supreme Co-Commander-in-Chief, along with his wife and partner Lisa Klein, of MadPix Films, an award-winning production and post-production studio [...]

History Mystery No. 16

History Mystery No. 16

Where are we? And what’s happening? This photo was one of many taken to document the installation of new traffic signals in downtown Pasadena. Unfortunately the year and specific intersection are not identified. Here’s the best guess as to the date, according to Pasadena Public Library research staff: This photo was taken for the Pasadena [...]

Best Loved Love Scenes from the Bard

Best Loved Love Scenes from the Bard

What better way to welcome summer than to buy some fresh ciabatta, soft cheeses, a few slices of sopressata, and a bottle of pinot grigio, then pack it all up with some napkin-covered wine glasses, some plates, and a good bread knife and head over to Farnsworth Park to watch…Lovers. The California Shakespeare Ensemble members [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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