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100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Scott Hobbs | Posted 10.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Rocket Man

Scott Hobbs | Posted 08.15.2012 | Weird News
Scott Hobbs

Sixty years ago on June 17, 1952, a brilliant young rocket scientist and occultist was killed in an explosion in Pasadena of origins that remain mysterious to this day.

Drawing the Great Work: Ann McCoy's (R)evolutionary "Ovum Philosophorum"

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The patriarch is not only external but exists inside of all of us. Until we can transmute the inner authority that denies quantum leaps generated by multiple expanding consciousness, we cannot embody a new cyclical paradigm. The artist shows us the way.

Fragments From the Great American Beer Festival's Finale

Gregory Daurer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gregory Daurer

After three days of the Great American Beer Festival, I've lost track of how many different beers I sampled. And, seemingly, I've lost my ability to provide a cohesive narrative.

Pasadena Babalon: Jack Parsons and the Dark Side

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

In Pasadena Babalon, Cal Tech students take on the legend of Jack Parsons. And it's a blast. There's a crater on the dark side of the moon named Pa...