Sublime Exhibit at LACMA

If you only have one art excursion in you this month, head to LACMA for Park Dae Sun: Virtuous Ink and Contemporary Brush, located on the first floor of BCAM. In a room with sumptuously dark blue walls, several …


A Spring Hiatus

I spent the spring back east with my mother as she lived out the end of her days. The world was in bloom, and I felt fortunate to be with her. She turned 92 in February on Valentine’s Day, and …


Honoring Black History Month

Paul R Williams

Paul R. Williams designed many of LA’s iconic structures, including the Coffee Shop at the Beverly Hills Hotel, a venue he was not allowed to patronize because of the color of his skin. The LA Conservancy will …


TOPIC / Birds Aren’t Real: Fighting Misinformation with More Misinformation

Several years ago, a group of Gen Z kids started a movement proclaiming that all our birds have been replaced with government surveillance technology. My kids say it’s old news, but the media has just take it up, and it’s …


TV I’m Looking Forward To

First and foremost, we have to catch up on the Oscar candidates – nearly all the nominated films are online so here is a nice link to help you find how to stream any of the ones you are interested …

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Get to Know: Ruth Asawa

There was a bit of a kerfuffle this week after photos from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Montecito home were featured in Architectural Digest *and all over the internet. The Goop maven is seated on a beautiful couch in a beautiful room …


CODA is Oscar Nominated!

CODA, a darling from Sundance last year that was purchased by Apple (and is available on Apple TV) successfully found a new audience during awards season. The film has two Oscar nominations, and both are pretty significant. The “little …

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LA needs Your Blood Urgently

In February we give gifts of the heart, so now is the perfect time to donate blood. Our city is experiencing a grave blood shortage. The American Red Cross is calling the current shortage “the worst in over a decade” …


Best Cake in the World?

Have you had “the best cake in the world”? Valerie Confection’s recreation of the decadent Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake, made famous by Nora Ephron and available through Goldbelly!? Those are coffee honeycomb chunks that you assemble on the cake, …