Anthropology professors bring culture to the airwaves

A new culture-based talk show is headed to Lancer Radio as a result of a collaboration between two anthropology professors. The Super O Show, hosted by Alexis Altounian and Mark Gordon transforms the broad, highly academic topic of culture into entertaining discussion. Even the show’s name was derived from the academic work of the famous anthropologist Alfred Kroeber. Kroeber taught at UC Berkeley, where he wrote numerous books and articles on culture. “One of [Kroeber’s] most famous articles outlines the concept of the superorganic,” said …

Meat District Lets You Look & Get Hooked

The Meat District Company offers a unique dining experience where guests can witness fresh, natural meat being grinded and watch chefs prepare meals through an open kitchen.   The Australian-based restaurant, located on Raymond Street in Old Town Pasadena, is the company’s first location to open in the United States. Since their grand opening about a month ago, supervisor Ennovy Ruvio said they have been successful in luring meat-lovers.   “We get very busy on the weekends,” Ruvio said. “It’s been really good.”   In …

Cancer survivor strives to help others through art

People wearing bio-hazard radiation suits walked into the room carrying a container. The lid opened with a ksssssssssh as it released the freeze-dried smoke. From out of the container they pulled a black pill and handed it to the girl with three-foot long tongs and waited for her to swallow it before leaving the room again. The only thought going through her head was “Why aren’t I wearing one of those masks?”