Schitt’s Emmys, Zendaya’s ‘Euphoria,’ and Tyler Perry’s quilt?

The camera pans between numerous celebrities sitting in the audience as Jimmy Kimmel goes through his opening monologue. From Keegan-Michael Key to Meryl Streep to even Kimmel himself sitting in front of Ted Danson, all laughing along with Kimmel’s jokes. The host then feigns confusion as to why he sees himself in the audience only for the camera to zoom out to a wide shot to reveal a hollow auditorium vacant of attendees. “Of course we don’t have an audience,” Kimmel said. “This isn’t a …

COVID-19 wreaks havoc on Pasadena nursing homes

When it comes to Covid-19, Pasadena would appear to be extremely negligent. How else would you explain the disparity in the number of Covid-19 attributed deaths in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Pasadena with those of other cities across the nation? The gap is a big one. At the time of this writing, 65 of the 71 or 92% of all covid related deaths in Pasadena were either residents or employees of nursing homes or assisted living facilities. In contrast, Nationally, the number …

Virtual museum, real art

The closure of museums does not mean that love for art has to cool down. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is now offering virtual tours and activities that can help us get through the difficult times of social distancing. The museum is offering a different program each day of the week: Back to School Monday, Giving Tuesday, Past, Present & Future Wednesday, Movie Night Thursday, Feel Good Friday, Artist at Home Saturday and Book Club Sunday. They are available on MOCA’s official …

Bags of booze: A creative way to get lit

Thunderbolt, a cocktail bar in Echo Park, has quickly hopped on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new order allowing restaurants to deliver alcohol. Now get ready to ditch tall unstable martini glasses and drink cocktails from a bag. Thunderbolt opened its doors in Echo Park in early 2019, but has recently been faced with having to close from government orders. Now that they can put their main sought after products up for delivery — their cocktails, they seemed to prepare swiftly. From bottles, to mini cans to …

COVID-19: The latest updates for PCC

Updated: June 3, 2020 at 1:02 p.m. This is the final update of this page for spring semester. The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has now disrupted the lives of L.A. County residents in some manner or another—and increasingly at Pasadena City College. Through county closures, CDC guidelines and online class transitions, there’s news everywhere. Here at the Courier, our goal is to keep you updated on the latest developments for PCC and nearby affected areas. Check back here for the latest information on …

The best hotdog you’ll ever have tastes better dirty

As many Los Angeles natives know, street vendor hotdogs are the city’s staple, right next to street tacos. Whether it be the bacon-wrapped, guacamole topped “chubi-dubi” hotdog found in the downtown alleys or the most common hotdog served with ketchup and mustard, both are a must-have for Angelinos. Another thing that all street hotdogs have in common is that they are simply delicious. Dirt Dog takes hotdogs to a whole new level combining gourmet hotdogs and the highly loved street hotdog. Dirt Dog originally opened …