5 Satisfying Movies to End the Year On

For kids and adults - the best picks for the rest of 2018
12.8.17

Sponge Bob, Join the Parade!

Peeking behind the scenes of parade-making is the way to share the excitement of the whole event with kids because, let's face it. Watching it on television is a bit of a snore. Here's how we did it in NYC, and how you can do the same at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Parade.
11.29.17

Scott Galloway is a Genius

Scott Galloway, a professor at NYU's Stern School of Business is one of my new go-to gurus about all things tech.
11.8.17

PST: LA/LA at the Skirball Cultural Museum

The Skirball has two intriguing exhibits in the citywide art survey Pacific Standard Time and it’s worth a trip up the hill to see both at one of our favorite museum venues in LA.

The first show is called Another

11.8.17

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes tells the story of Billie Jean King and her epic feminist victory over Bobby Riggs. Emma Stone as Billie Jean is fun to watch, and Steve Carrell does a great job giving Bobby Riggs some humanity. …

11.8.17

Subscriber Giveaway: 6 Studio Ghibli DVDs

We are giving away a set of SIX DVDs to subscribers. Our inspiration for this giveaway is a a New York Times article that ranks all 9 Studio Ghibli titles.  The author's passion reminds us of how much we love these films. And now they can be yours. Enter to Win by telling us your "Top Three" favorites (and why you chose them). Write to familysavvy@gmail.com and we will award a winner by 10/20/17.
10.15.17

3 Amazing Docs

This past month, I watched three remarkable documentaries that took me wholly out of the travails of my own life and immersed me in the lives of others. Each one took me to a new corner of the globe, which …

10.12.17

Ken Gonzales-Day Murals at the Skirball

Kids like big things that they can see and (perhaps) relate to. And anything out of the norm tends to catch their eyes. For instance, murals on buildings - anything with a pop of color, especially if seeming to allude to a language akin to cartoons, can and will arrest their attention.
10.11.17

CUBA IS at The Annenberg Space for Photography

The latest show at The Annenberg Space for Photography offers a fascinating up-to-the-minute glimpse of life in Cuba and is one of the best shows of this fall's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA.
10.2.17