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Congratulations, Playhouse!!

by Ruby on July 8, 2010

The Pasadena Star-News and Rose Magazine announced this morning that the Pasadena Playhouse has emerged from bankruptcy “after its financial reorganization plan was approved by a Los Angeles court.” Sounds good to me! The historic Playhouse suffered financial problems compounded by the challenging economic climate earlier this year (take a look at my original post […]

Buy Indie Day

by Patrick on May 1, 2009

In addition to being May Day, a holiday not celebrated much in America, today is Buy Indie Day.  The idea of Buy Indie Day is simple:  go out and support your local independent business; not just bookstores, but also record stores, gift shops, bike shops, comic shops, restaurants and coffee shops. As a reader of […]


Amazonfail & The Cost of Freedom

by Patrick on April 13, 2009

By now, you’ve probably heard all you care to hear about Amazon’s incredibly stupid decision to “de-list” books with adult content (and especially books with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender themes and subject matter).  You’ve read the excellent blog posts, the well-written letters to Jeff Bezos, followed along on Twitter and the retorts by independent […]


Best of Pasadena: Comics Factory

by Patrick on April 9, 2009

The second in our series of “Best of Pasadena” videos features the Best Comic Book Store in Pasadena, Comics Factory.  In this video, store manager Sean Jackson talks about the evolution of comic shops, the rise of manga and recommends a few titles, as well.  It’s a little bit longer than some of the other […]