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Antony and Cleopatra Kiss Away Kingdoms

Antony and Cleopatra Kiss Away Kingdoms

There is a line midway through Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra that neatly sums up the plot: “We have kiss’d away kingdoms and provinces.” Recently added to A Noise Within’s inaugural season, Antony and Cleopatra takes full advantage of the new theater, conjuring Imperial Rome, luxurious Egypt, and battles on land and sea. But the real […]

Food, Glorious Food!

Food, Glorious Food!

How quickly time flies. It’s been a year since Pasadena’s first Restaurant Week, or 1,095 meals ago (3 meals a day x 365 days). This year, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has brought in even more restaurants and revamped their website so it’s easier to find your favorite cuisine, stay close to home or spread […]

LitFest Postponed

LitFest Postponed

Editor’s Note: Big rain is expected this weekend, so the inaugural LitFest Pasadena, which was going to be largely outdoors at Central Park, has been postponed until Saturday, May 12th. Look for the same great panels, events, signing, and children’s activities. We’ll be there in May! St. Patrick’s Day may conjure visions of pints of […]

This Friday, Have a Date With Art

This Friday, Have a Date With Art

We know a date’s typically with the significant other, but this Friday will have to be the exception; it’s gotta be a three-some (or four- or five-some). Because it’s ArtNight once again in Pasadena, and the venues and events—for falling head-over-heels or feeling ga-ga—is almost endless. And, you’re on the clock; events start promptly at […]

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

J.D. Rothman never considered herself a helicopter mom; she says she was the one most likely to forget to pick up the carpool. But when her oldest son began the search for a college home, she couldn’t believe how crazy the whole thing had become since she went through it in the olden days, and […]

Picoult’s In Town

Picoult’s In Town

Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, and Change of Heart, will be discussing and signing her newest novel, Lone Wolf, this Wednesday, March 7th at Caltech (presented by the Caltech Center for Diversity). Picoult often tells a story from many points of view to illustrate how a situation can be interpreted […]

One City, One Story: People of the Book

One City, One Story: People of the Book

This year, Pasadena celebrates a decade of participating in One City, One Story, and has chosen Geraldine Brooks‘ People of the Book. People of the Book is described as a novel of “sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity.” A rare-book expert, Hanna Heath, finds herself in the precarious position of protector, seeking a safe journey […]

This Isn’t B of A

This Isn’t B of A

With the arrival of ATM cards, some of us haven’t seen the inside of a bank in years. At the automated tellers, there’s not even a need for deposit slips; you can insert fifty checks at a time or fifty bills; zip in, zip out. You can hardly count a trip to the bank as […]

Loving the 626, Fung Brothers Style

Loving the 626, Fung Brothers Style

Three cheers for SGV entertainers and video makers the Fung Brothers for this terrific music-video shout-out to the joys of the 626. Sorry, Altadena, they don’t mean you: This love goes out to the south end, where the good food and late-night café action live: Alhambra, San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Rosemead and even El Monte. […]

A Pinch of Hamlet, A Bite of Twelfth Night…

A Pinch of Hamlet, A Bite of Twelfth Night…

Sunday, late afternoon, and Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena stands regal against the backdrop of crystal clear mountains. This was the incredible location of the second fundraiser for LitFest Pasadena, the city’s upcoming entrance into the world of book festivals to be held on Saturday, March 17th, in Central Park. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard joined the […]

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