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  • A word, please: As literate as Shakespeare

    Recently, a Minnesota Public Radio talk show listener called to suggest to language experts Ben Zimmer and Grant Barrett a clever solution to a very perplexing and pervasive language problem. The problem crops up when we need to talk about a hypothetical...
  • A few closed doors don't deter this chef

    A few closed doors don't deter this chef
    If former Glendale resident Michelle Karam has learned anything on the road to achieving her dream job as a celebrity chef, it’s that when one door closes; another one opens soon after. “It’s so exciting when you get that phone call...
  • Ron Kaye: Learning the lesson of the 9/11 tragedy

    It was just before 2:30 in the afternoon of Sunday Dec. 7, 1941 when a New York radio station interrupted the broadcast of the New York Giants football game with a shocking news bulletin: The Japanese had staged a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S....
  • With smart meter naysayers holding court, Glendale brings out the experts

    With smart meter naysayers holding court, Glendale brings out the experts
    With some Glendale customers grumbling over what they say is the Big Brother debut of a new smart meter grid, the city's utility today announced plans to host a panel of experts to address public concerns. Some Glendale Water & Power customers have...
  • Ron Kaye: The arrogance of power

    In a world gone crazy, teetering on the brink of economic chaos, with thousands dying every day at the hands of rogue governments, wars being fought over precious natural resources and the young losing hope in the future, you have to wonder how smart...
  • Labor of love: Luxuria Music spins with all volunteers

    Labor of love: Luxuria Music spins with all volunteers
    In a small studio on the far edge of Glendale, a worldwide flow of music is in a moment of transition. On the turntable is a 45rpm disc of spectral, hypnotic sounds from 1980, as radio DJ Lee Joseph begins winding down his two-hour show on LuxuriaMusic....
  • A Word, Please: A singular way to confuse verb agreement

    I recently fielded questions about two subject-verb agreement errors that readers noticed in the media. One was heard on an NPR program. The other was committed by, um, a columnist who should have been more careful. Let’s start with NPR’s,...
  • Levitt Pavilion: Breaking camp, becoming All Stars

    Levitt Pavilion: Breaking camp, becoming All Stars
    It's hard to think of a more harrowing inspiration for a band than that of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The West African group met in a Guinean refugee camp after fleeing the brutal, decade-long civil war in their native Sierra Leone. But rather than...
  • The leader of the Pops

    The leader of the Pops
    Michael Feinstein was surprised to be asked to fill the newly named Marvin Hamlisch Chair as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra. “I was gobsmacked,” Feinstein said, “and very touched.” Feinstein succeeds Hamlisch,...
  • SoCal Gas Company aims to go digital

    SoCal Gas Company aims to go digital
    Glendale and Burbank residents can expect to see their gas bills increase by up to $2 per month through 2017 as the Southern California Gas Co. rolls out a $1-billion digital upgrade for meters serving 6 million customers. “Data collection units&...
  • Radio enthusiasts practice skills that hopefully are never needed

    Radio enthusiasts practice skills that hopefully are never needed
    When land lines and cell towers fail, it will be the “ham” radios that keep the channels of communication open. To prove it, for a 24-hour period starting on Saturday, amateur radio broadcasters with the Crescenta Valley Radio Club...
  • Half Lucky, full jam band to play at Descanso Gardens

    Half Lucky, full jam band to play at Descanso Gardens
    Family music covers a lot of territory. It can be simple nursery rhymes or musically sophisticated, inventive original songs. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, a recent entry in the “kindie rock” field, falls squarely in the latter category....