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  • Summer berry custardy confection

    Summer berry custardy confection

    By Emily ChavezLuis Chavez/staff photographer Originating in France, the clafoutis is an elegant baked dessert of cherries and other fruit in a thick batter that gently rises around the fruit.  In fact, while preparing dinner, this delicately sweet dessert can be baked in the oven and ready to enjoy after the main course.  Don’t be … Continue reading “Summer berry custardy confection”

  • ‘Cookies & Milk’

    ‘Cookies & Milk’

    Blues musician Shawn Amos creates family traditionsBy Bliss BowenJames Freeman/Submitted In 2011, blues artist Shawn Amos — musically known as “The Reverend” Shawn Amos — posted a four-part series of gritty essays on Huffington Post titled “Cookies & Milk: Scenes From a ’70s Hollywood Childhood.” Six years later, we discussed them during a conversation about … Continue reading “‘Cookies & Milk’”

  • Passionate About Film

    Passionate About Film

    Annual festival returning with summer lineupBy Connor DziawuraPasadena International Film Festival/submitted Pasadena International Film Festival’s Jessica Hardin doesn’t like to use the word “curate” when it comes to building a slate of films each year. “We never curate. That’s a promise that we make to our filmmakers,” explains Hardin, the festival’s director. “Because a lot … Continue reading “Passionate About Film”