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Glendale rocker, ex-Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck reunites with former Pandoras bandmates

Glendale rocker, ex-Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck reunites with former Pandoras bandmates

Guitar slinging, garage rock shouter Kim Shattuck is rock ‘n’ roll’s penultimate bad girl. Lanky, gregarious and boundlessly talented, the Glendale resident doesn’t candy-coat anything, never runs from controversy, and her role as both an unvarnished truth-teller and...

DVD Review: Answering the call of 'Fargo'

DVD Review: Answering the call of 'Fargo'

Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi, who was Oscar-nominated for her role in “Babel”) plays a 29-year-old Tokyo office worker with no life to speak of. Her job is demeaning, and she has no close friends (except her bunny rabbit). Her future is a void.

Documentary's shut-ins raise unanswered questions

Documentary's shut-ins raise unanswered questions

The six Angulo brothers spent most of their teen years in a crowded apartment in a New York housing project. They didn't merely live there; they lived there. That is, their strict father refused to allow them to leave those few rooms. Once or twice a year,...

Dining Review: Service raises the grade

Dining Review: Service raises the grade

Those of you old enough to remember will recall Delacey’s Club 41 in Old Town Pasadena. It was there for years, the only place in town to get a nice steak and Caesar salad. It closed in 2007, paving the way for a succession of replacement restaurants...

Sister Mary's colorful legacy

Sister Mary's colorful legacy

The poster as a medium of communication underwent a renaissance in the 1960s. Provocative statements, bold colors and clever images were everywhere — from retail spaces to protest marches to classrooms and college dorms. Important graphic designers...

The Standells still kick up their singular sound

The Standells still kick up their singular sound

If you happened to pass longtime Burbank resident John Fleckenstein on the street, it’s unlikely he’d rate a second glance. A veteran cinematographer, Fleckenstein also ineradicably altered American culture through his alliances with two of Los...

DVD Review: Czech classic is a strange wonder

To the extent that he's remembered at all in the U.S., Czech filmmaker Jaromil Jires is best known for “Valerie and Her Week of Wonders,” the last gasp of the Czech New Wave before the Soviets marched in and took over. It has the plot elements of a...

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Read On: Man seeks to share his new beginning

Read On: Man seeks to share his new beginning

Peter Vanlaw thought that having a heart attack at the age of 51 might be the end of his life.