Archived: Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series at the Orange County Museum of Art

Driving over an hour to see some art may seem like a crazy idea, especially on Easter Sunday.  The way I had it figured, everyone feels a little bit reverent about something – my husband about going to Dodger Stadium, …

4.13.12

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style at The Getty Center

Say Herb Ritts and statuesque black and white images of the world’s most beautiful people come to mind. The artist’s sleek images of famous folks in glamorous poses feel as though they’ve been part of our fame-obsessed culture forever. But …

4.3.12

Zip-lining with Teenagers

My family just returned from a week on the Big Island of Hawaii where, although we did not visit the Mauna Loa Volcano (the largest in the world -- and still active), we did spend a day zip-lining. When we got home, I discovered an article in the new Los Angeles Times Saturday section about local zip-line adventure outfits, so thought that my experience might be worth chronicling if indeed we Southern Californians are going to spend more time zipping around local forests and mountainsides.

4.1.12

Archived: Deciphering Another, Thread by Thread: Aligheiro Boetti by Afghan Women

As a very young girl, I was taught to embroider by my grandmother, and so passed along these skills to my daughter when she was in elementary school and spent hours doing craft projects. It’s meaningful to me when skills, …

3.23.12

The Hunger Games: Who Should Watch?

Despite having heard rave reviews of “The Hunger Games” from two readers in two generations who really loved Harry Potter,  I sniffed at the book covers with a certain disdain – kids killing kids? Sounded too violent and… offensive to …

3.22.12

On the Communities We Create

I walked a half-marathon this past weekend, as part of a team to benefit Lupus LA. Twenty five of us walked/ran our way through LA’s streets, encouraged by rowdy crowds along a colorful route through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, …

3.20.12

Keep Cool this Spring

Sunday night March 18 was the premiere of the Discovery Channel’s new series Frozen Planet, and we highly recommend setting your DVRs for the next six weeks continue to capture the high drama and stunning photography of another epic …

3.20.12

The Artist – a silent film made in the old LA tradition

Silent films are suddenly all the rage… good timing the Oscar sweep by The Artist. You can catch several silent films this spring — after you see The Artist in the theaters, that is.

In May, The Los Angeles …

3.15.12

The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions

It’s THAT TIME OF YEAR.

The letters are coming out… whether you’re waiting on Kindergarten, Middle School, High School or College, the feelings are all the same. Dread. Self-Loathing. Disgust with the System.

It sure helps to have a sense …

3.9.12