Showcase Home Revealed at Huge Party

The 2016 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is a 1918-built Mission Revival, found on a 2-acre property in La Canada Flintridge.

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A Very Special Olympics

Originally published in “A Stone’s Throw” Column, South Pasadena Review 8.6.15 By Ann Suk Wang After the last note of the floor exercise played and the final pose held, a gymnast sprinted off, into an excited embrace with her coach. Together they almost fell over, twirling with joy as the athlete’s legs and arms wound […]

Olympic Freeway Murals Come Alive Again

Originally published in Fall 2014 Quarterly Magazine Larger-than-life faces, a child frozen in a handstand, flying mythical columns, and colorful cartoon cars stream by on concrete walls as commuters and visitors from around the world speed or crawl by restored murals. This is Los Angeles, “mural capital of the world,” and home to the 10 […]

Extraordinary Child Chefs

I have always believed you can learn something new from anybody. This could not be more true than in “MasterChef Junior,” where 8-13 year-olds create restaurant-quality dishes in a competition judged by popular professionals: Chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur/winemaker Joe Bastianich and Chef Graham Elliot. The entertainment value is high and heartwarming, while the ability of these […]