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Amy Winehouse: Before Frank

Amy Winehouse: Before Frank

Before Frank refers to the life and times of Amy Winehouse before her burst out of obscurity, before the whirl of fame, admiration, recognition, criticism, and judgment. Before her death on July 23, 2011. Photographer Charles Moriarty was asked in 2001 by James Tyler, friend of 19-year-old singer Amy Winehouse, to “take some photos.” “My […]

Of Those Barren Fields without Culture

Of Those Barren Fields without Culture

Gerda Govine Ituarte is one of our favorite local poets and as she is always involved and participating in fascinating events, we trust her word… From “As We Speak” by Gerda Govine Ituarte, August 9, 2017, Pasadena Journal: Tijuana-based artist, writer and professor Roberto Rosique has written a groundbreaking book, De aquellos páramos sin cultura…Tres […]

My Year at the Moulin Rouge

My Year at the Moulin Rouge

After the phone call, Cliff Simon got a one-way ticket from South Africa to Paris and spent the next year dancing at the Moulin Rouge. One moment, after which his “life was changed forever.” On August 14, Simon and his co-author Loren Stephens read from Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge, followed by […]

The Spy Across the Table

The Spy Across the Table

Barry Lancet brings PI Jim Brodie back for a fourth appearance in The Spy Across the Table, which he’ll be discussing and signing at Vroman’s on August 10. Lancet has lived in Japan in for the last 25 years and in reviewing his first novel Japantown (2013) Steve Sacks writes… Lancet’s fluency in the Japanese […]

The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny Williams & with Lian Dolan

The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny Williams & with Lian Dolan

On July 28, the witty, acerbic, bestselling author, and Satellite Sister Lian Dolan leads a discussion with Jenny Williams about her debut novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places. The work is described as… Two women from different worlds bound in a quest to save their loved ones. After a long career as an aid worker, Sabine […]

Sisters in Crime: LAst Resort

Sisters in Crime: LAst Resort

LAst Resort is the 10th anthology from the award-winning crime writers’ association Sisters in Crime. This next assemblage is 16 stories about “the misdeeds and downfalls of characters drawn to the cultural panoply that is Los Angeles.” Editors Matt Coyle and Patricia Smiley lead a town hall-type discussion on July 8 dissecting the inspiration behind […]

A Very Special Evening with Lisa See

A Very Special Evening with Lisa See

Helen Simonson of the Washington Post writes that local author Lisa See‘s new novel The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane is a story that “balances moving on with returning home.” The story begins with Li-yan in a remote Chinese mountain village and eventually incorporates the story of Haley, a Chinese orphan adopted by a wealthy […]

A Homecoming, of Sorts

A Homecoming, of Sorts

What would you do if all your stuff went up in smoke?” Megan Edwards knows. In 1993, Megan Edwards‘s house was the first of 200 to burn down in the 1992 Altadena wildfire dubbed “the fire of the future.” Suddenly “stuff-less,” Edwards and her husband decided not to rebuild. Instead, they grabbed the family dog and set out […]

The Soul of Vietnam

The Soul of Vietnam

On June 19, Distant Lands hosts Larry D’Attilio, a photographer and now author of The Soul of Vietnam, which “seamlessly explor(es) from North to South… express(ing) an awareness of subjects from the magnificent to the mundane.” “I had no intention to create a journalistic view of the country,” states Larry D’Attilio, “instead I wanted to describe the […]

Scenes from LitFest Pasadena 2017

Scenes from LitFest Pasadena 2017

Unsurprisingly, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold packed the courtyard, standing room only. He’s a soft-spoken, engaging speaker with an unexpectedly dry humor and, as expected, a great storyteller. He’s always been a big draw at LitFest Pasadena. At LitFest 2017 held on May 20 and 21, all the panel subjects, speakers, readers, and poets […]

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