| Aug 3, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Steely Dan performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion Tuesday night. Suburban editor Andy Rosen reviews the show.
Halfway into Steely Dan's set at Merriweather Post Pavilion Tuesday, the band had already busted out the big guns: "Aja" (with studio-...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:11 PM
Pacific Asia Museum, celebrating its 40th anniversary in Pasadena, may be one of the most overlooked cultural resources in Southern California.
“People call it a ‘hidden gem,’" said Executive Director Charles Mason.
Yet this Chinese-...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Editor’s note: This is the seventh of an 11-part series on Buddhism.
Philosophical Hinduism was based on the Upanishads, divinely revealed philosophical writings (shruti), which only men of the upper three classes were permitted to read. Later...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Editor’s note: This is the eighth of an 11-part series on Buddhism.
Vajrayana, the religion of the Dalai Lama, is the third major group within Buddhism (after Theravada and Mahayana). It arose when Tantric Buddhism from India reached Tibet and...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Editor’s note: This is the fourth of an 11-part series on Buddhism.
When its founder dies, a religion tends to splinter, partly because would-be successors become rivals for leadership and power and partly because the founder’s...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Editor’s note: This is the 10th part of an 11-part series on Buddhism.
It is sometimes said that Buddhism is devoid of anything supernatural, including a divinity. Such a claim is, perhaps, overly simple. As is so often the case in speaking of any...