Resident Spotlight: Bill Samuels, Accountant

February 4, 2017

The Pasadenoid: So, you’re an accountant, huh? Bill Samuels Yep. The Pasadenoid Ok…yikes this is so boring already. Bill Samuels  Why did you even invite me to do this in the first place? The Pasadenoid I don’t know. We were probably high. Is there anything about your life that is remotely interesting at all? Bill…

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Resident Spotlight: Anna Bell, Painter

July 28, 2016

In this week’s resident spotlight, we speak to local artist Anna Bell of Monrovia.  The Pasadenoid: Hi Anna, thanks for speaking to us. Anna: Of course. The Pasadenoid: So tell us about your latest work. Anna: I painted a giraffe. The Pasadenoid: Ah…cool! Can we see it? Anna: Ok. The Pasadenoid: Huh. This is…interesting. Anna:…

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Resident Spotlight: Lisa Carter, Publicist

July 20, 2016

For this today’s installment in our weekly series, we talk to publicist Lisa Carter, who represents high-profile writers including Thomas Pynchon and Jonathan Franzen. The Pasadenoid: Hi Lisa. Thanks for speaking to us today. Lisa: It’s my pleasure. The Pasadenoid: So you work with a ton of celebrity clients. What’s that like? Lisa: Well, people…

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Resident Spotlight: Rachel Hansworth, Astronaut

July 4, 2016

Today we chat with Rachel Hansworth, a researcher at NASA’s JPL laboratory here in Pasadena.  The Pasadenoid: Thanks for taking the time to speak with us today. Rachel: Absolutely! What would you like to know? The Pasadenoid:  Are you really an astronaut? Rachel: Yes I am! The Pasadenoid: Really? Rachel: You betcha. I do ressearch here at NASA…

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Resident Spotlight: Jim Hermann, Author

June 16, 2016

For this week’s resident spotlight, we talk to acclaimed local author Jim Hermann, whose latest book The Heat of Man is quickly rising up the best-seller list. Jim: Well, well, well. Here we are. The Pasadenoid: Hi Jim. Jim:  We meet again. But this time under very different circumstances, no? Funny how fate can make comedic fools of…

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