Friends of Crowell Public Library Present Four Books, One City: Meet the Authors

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Subscribe Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Every year the Friends of Crowell Public Library present a program of One Book, One City events that brings the community together in celebration of the joy of reading. This year they are going above and beyond this concept to present Four Books, One City: Meet the Authors. Four times the authors, four times the fun!The events will kick off Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. with author Christopher Norgaard who wrote, Unfair Competition – Murder by Gunshot: The Untold Story of the Neutrogena Empire. Mr. Norgaard’s book traces fifteen years in the saga between Neutrogena International Corportion’s Arne Tali and Lloyd Cotsen as they entertained, negotiated and litigated with and against each other, while building the worldwide Neutrogena brand. This cooperation alternated with rivalry, followed by threats and conspiracies, mystery and finally – murder. Christopher Norgaard is currently Vice President of the San Marino Unified School District, and is a practicing business litigation lawyer with 39 years of experience. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Georgetown University Law Center.On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., bestselling author and veteran homicide detective Steve Hodel presents his follow-up investigation into Los Angeles’s Black Dahlia and other serially connected “Lone Woman Murders” from the 1940s — Black Dahlia Avenger II. In this investigative sequel to Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder (2003), he identifies the actual Dahlia murder residence and presents hard physical evidence connecting Dr. George Hill Hodel (his father) to evidence found near the body, and a careful deconstruction of the Dahlia myth. Steve Hodel was born and raised in Los Angeles and joined the LAPD in 1963. By 1986, he was Detective III, the highest attainable rank in detectives, received more than 75 commendations and handled over 300 separate murder investigations with one of the department’s highest solve rates. He retired in 1986 and established Hodel Investigations.On Thursday, March 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., John Wayne: The Genuine Article will be presented by Michael Goldman and Ethan Wayne. This biography is authorized by John Wayne Enterprises and offers readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time through a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, and interviews. This book includes John Wayne Enterprises’ collection of never-before-seen letters and telegrams as well as incredibly compelling text from Wayne’s unfinished memoir. Important milestones in the Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer’s life are also well documented here through anecdotes, photos, and visually rich ephemera. With a foreword by Jimmy Carter and a preface by his son Ethan Wayne, John Wayne: The Genuine Article presents the complete story of how an ordinary man became a top box office draw for six decades, and a larger-than-life icon known simply as the Duke. Michael Goldman is a veteran entertainment-industry journalist and author who contributes regularly to American Cinematographer. He has written six books, including Clint Eastwood: Master Filmmaker at Work. Ethan Wayne, John Wayne’s youngest son, currently is president of Wayne Enterprises, the sole and exclusive steward of the John Wayne brand. Ethan and Michael Goldman both live in Los Angeles, California.More John Wayne insights will be revealed on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. when Scott Eyman talks about his book, John Wayne: The Life and Legend. Eyman has written eleven books, including biographies of Hollywood legends such as John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille and Louis B. Mayer. He has based his book on interviews with John Wayne before his death and more than one hundred interviews with the actor’s family and co-stars. He explores Wayne’s early life with a difficult mother and a feckless father. Eyman makes startling connections to Wayne’s later days as an anti-Communist conservation, his stormy marriages to Latina women and his notorious and long-lived extra-marital affair with Marlene Dietrich. Through it all the author provides a nuanced and sympathetic portrait that is as charming, compelling and complicated as the Duke himself. Scott Eyman is the literary critic for The Palm Beach Post and he lives in West Palm Beach.All programs will take place in the Library’s Barth Community and light refreshments will be available.The concept of One Book, One City originated in Seattle back in 1998 as an entertaining strategy to build community – imagining a huge book group consisting of friends and neighbors, discussing plots and characters, while promoting literacy. Past selections for San Marino’s One Book, One City programs have included Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker, Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart, Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama, The Ragtime Kid by Larry Karp, 2012’s The Sherlockian by Graham Moore, and last year’s Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz.Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, (626) 300-0777, or visit, or their Facebook and Twitter pages.center_img Literary Arts Friends of Crowell Public Library Present Four Books, One City: Meet the Authors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014 | 8:45 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. 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Rosechasing: ‘The Bachelor’s’ new spinoff, ‘Listen to Your Heart,’ is unoriginal and a waste of time

first_img(Angie Yang | Daily Trojan) Ultimately, “Listen to Your Heart” presents a facade of contestants truly being able to find love on a reality dating show. Being able to perform well together and appear like a match made in music heaven is completely different from actually building a harmonious relationship with a significant other. Like “The Bachelor,” “Listen to Your Heart” puts pressure on the contestants to quickly find romantic connections, which leads to many hasty, rather questionable decisions. On the first night, the contestants felt the need to rush their relationships and be overly assertive or else face elimination.  The show consists of 23 single musicians; 12 men and 11 women live together and go on dates in hopes of finding their musical and romantic match. While this show might seem innovative, after watching the first two episodes, it is safe to say that “Listen to Your Heart” is nothing more than a derivative of “The Bachelor” that accentuates the unrealistic portions of reality dating shows. A combination of both real musical artists and former “Bachelor” contestants serve as judges to assess the contestants’ chemistry and musical talent. As the contestants’ relationship through music is critiqued by musicians and “Bachelor” alumni, these judges may get the wrong idea about contestants’ individual situations and feelings toward each other, negatively influencing desired outcomes. Harrison Cho is a sophomore writing about “The Bachelor” and American pop culture. His column, “Rosechasing,” typically runs every other Friday. “Listen to Your Heart” also appeals to “The Bachelor” audience’s craving for competition and conflict. However, contestants vying for each other’s hearts is not the only aspect of competition in this spinoff. The show also adds a Disney-like musical aspect where the contestants are supposed to compete for love through their singing and musical performance as well. On April 13, ABC released the first episode of its new reality dating show, “Listen to Your Heart,” a spinoff of “The Bachelor.” ABC already has a number of other shows in its “Bachelor” franchise, including “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise” and “Bachelor Winter Games.” But this show adds a new twist into the mix: music.center_img Since the show is still in its early days, the plot has not fully developed, but viewers can expect some fights, gossip and beef to emerge in later episodes. As we learned on this past season of “The Bachelor,” things do not go well when all the contestants have to live under the same roof.  For all these reasons, and maybe even more, “Listen to Your Heart” is clearly just another trashy spinoff of “The Bachelor” that the network is using to keep its viewers engaged. The show attempts to present a refreshing concept, but a closer look at the actual workings of the show reveals that it is no different from any other variation of “The Bachelor.” The format of the show leads to shallow relationships that are more than likely to end in disappointing breakups, proving that the fantasy of “The Bachelor” franchise is no more than a mirage. While the concept of using music to find love is intriguing, these assumptions are completely false and superficial. Just because a couple is not musically compatible does not mean their relationship will fail.  While these issues are quite obvious, “Listen to Your Heart” is also terrible for a number of other reasons. The show assumes that by singing and playing music together, contestants will be able to find a deeper connection and build a legitimate romantic relationship with each other. Not only that, the so-called “connection” and “passion” between contestants are supposed to be measured by others who get to judge them.  Just like every other season of “The Bachelor,” the show’s contestants are all in pursuit of an elusive fairytale romance. The contestants are all extremely attractive, young and ready to “find love” with partners who share similar interests and career goals. The contestants share a fantasy that revolves around having the perfect romantic partner with whom they could make music.  One contestant who faced consequences as a result of her early advances was Jamie Gabrielle. Within the first couple hours of meeting everyone, Gabrielle put herself in a rough situation by choosing to make out with not one but two other contestants. She ended the night in tears, already feeling conflicted. last_img read more

Football: Wisconsin loses nose tackle Olive Sagapolu for remainder of season

first_imgIn what has already been a season replete with adversity, the Wisconsin defense was dealt yet another unfortunate blow Thursday after it was announced senior nose tackle Olive Sagapolu will miss the remainder of the 2018 season because of an arm injury requiring surgery. The senior has played his final snap as a Badger.The Wisconsin State Journal covered responses from the Badger coaches as they offered their sympathies to Sagapolu today.“He’s been great how he’s handling it, but you feel bad for him — any time guys miss games, but particularly seniors,” Head Coach Paul Chryst said. “He was playing really good, and he’s done that for a long time. He played as a true freshman, and he got understandably overshadowed with Conor (Sheehy) and Chikwe (Obasih) and Alec (James). He was playing really well this year.”Men’s hockey: Badgers begin 2018-19 Border Battle with Golden GophersThe battle for the border is coming to Madison. This weekend, the No. 20 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team Read…Sagapolu suffered the injury at Northwestern Oct. 27. The Badgers had hoped for a quick recovery and return this season, but with the decision to undergo surgery Wednesday, Sagapolu’s Badger career has come to an unfortunate end, and the team must now move on.Sagapolu will be replaced by true freshman Bryson Williams, who made his first career start last week in Wisconsin’s 31-17 victory over Rutgers.“We’ve loved the way he’s progressed throughout the season,” UW defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard said of Williams. “Just with his understanding of the scheme, and then just gaining confidence and learning what I can and can’t do as a player at this level as a true freshman.”Football: AJ Taylor’s unexpected season as No. 1 receiving optionSo far this season, University of Wisconsin receiver AJ Taylor has accumulated 406 yards and three touchdowns on 24 receptions Read…Williams will plug a crucial hole at nose tackle for the remainder of the Badgers’ season, as Wisconsin ranks 62nd in the nation in total rushing defense heading into the final three games of the season.Sagapolu appeared in eight games this season and recorded 23 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.last_img read more