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Rachel Harper—This Side of Providence—at Vroman’s

Rachel Harper—This Side of Providence—at Vroman’s
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We met novelist, essayist, poet, and teacher Rachel Harper in January 2013 at a party for Prospect Park Books’ authors. She was an interesting woman with whom it was easy to talk, so we didn’t hesitate too much before we asked if she would contribute to Hometown Pasadena’s “Write Here” category for poetry and short […]

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

L. A. and magic realism. “A place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.” Francesca Lia Block‘s Weetzie Bat series has been called a “sophisticated, slinkster-cool love song to L. A., the book that […]

How’s Your Faith?

How’s Your Faith?

We’re all looking, aren’t we? We’re all trying to fit the pieces of our life puzzle together so it somehow makes sense, somehow fits. This isn’t the direction to which we would normally look, but maybe the book we read next is David Gregory’s… While David Gregory was covering the White House, he had the […]

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

Pasadena’s Lian Dolan has won us with her humor and observations, first with Helen of Pasadena, followed by Elizabeth the First Wife, and with all of her public service appearances, such as the moderator at Pasadena Magazine’s Women in Business luncheon and most recently as emcee for the Cancer Support Community gala fundraiser. On November […]

Van Halen, Accidental Saints & the Rest of Us

Van Halen, Accidental Saints & the Rest of Us

Greg Renoff grew up in New Jersey and earned a Ph.D. in American history at Brandeis University. His first book Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal has just been released and he’ll be discussing and signing the book at Vroman’s on October 9. Renoff told Tim O’Shea of […]

Elizabeth Gilbert & Chelsea Clinton

Elizabeth Gilbert & Chelsea Clinton

Big names are once again on the Vroman’s schedule. On October 2, Vroman’s presents an evening with Elizabeth Gilbert at the Pasadena Hilton. She will be reading from and discussing her new book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. […]

Kris Calvin: One Murder More

Kris Calvin: One Murder More

HP: In order to provide some background to our readers, in what position were you an elected official? Kris Calvin: I served as an elected member of the Governing Board of the South Pasadena School District. The campaign was contentious, with eight of us vying for three seats. Still, in my time on the board […]

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Most people know that when it comes to Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley—the woman sitting at the next table eating an arepa at Amara Chocolate, the man enjoying a Hangar 24 at the Alehouse in Altadena, the dude driving the restored 1965 Mustang convertible who’s tires are screeching as he navigates the Avenue 60 northbound offramp on the 110, […]

Trash Can Days & Nights: A Chat with Teddy Steinkellner

Trash Can Days & Nights: A Chat with Teddy Steinkellner

I was raised in Santa Barbara, CA, where, in seventh grade, I was dumped into my first trash can. So begins the biography of Teddy Steinkellner. Teddy persevered and survived the next five years of middle and high school, after which he attended Stanford University, majoring in English and American Studies…and writing his first novel Trash […]

Désirée Zamorano

Désirée Zamorano

From its shocking opening to its dream-like ending, Désirée Zamorano’s The Amado Women dishes out secrets, lies, and hurts as fast as we can gobble them up.  This is how Hometown Pasadena contributor Petrea Burchard begins her review of Zamorano’s new novel. Désirée Zamorano is Pushcart prize nominee and an award-winning short story writer. She’s had commentaries published […]

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