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The Hotel of Mirth: Pasadena's Castle Green

The Hotel of Mirth: Pasadena's Castle Green

At Castle Green, one's imagination is apt to run wild.
News and Venues for National Poetry Month 2014, Part One

News and Venues for National Poetry Month 2014, Part One

This week L.A. Letters celebrates National Poetry Month with a litany of locations for live poetry.
California Triangulation: Science, Religion, Industry, and the Birth of the Research Park

California Triangulation: Science, Religion, Industry, and the Birth of the Research Park

While undoubtedly influential and important, Northern California's Silicon Valley's rise rests heavily on its Southern California predecessor -- Caltech. Even today, this history r ...
Surveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals

Surveying the Link Between Modernist Mexican Painting and Murals

A new exhibition in Pasadena surveys the career of Alfredo Ramos Martínez, who has been cited as the father of Mexican modernism.
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Bungling Across America: The Bungalow in Southern California and Beyond

Bungling Across America: The Bungalow in Southern California and Beyond

In the early twentieth century, the bungalow dominated bourgeoisie and working class visions of the American dream, and Southern California's climate and landscape provided the per ...
A Los Angeles Primer: Old Pasadena

A Los Angeles Primer: Old Pasadena

Those bewildered and disoriented by Los Angeles can make a retreat to its satellite cities like Pasadena, and thus to a more traditional look, feel, and form they can readily compr ...
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