Watching Gender from Common Sense

A new report released by Common Sense this week helps parents think about the stereotypes that their kids are exposed when watching television and films.

Many of the ideas are familiar – as adults, we understand the age-old limitations of …

6.22.17

Ticket Giveaway: My Neighbor Totoro (6/25-6/26)

If you love the films of famed animator Hayao Miyazaki, you have the chance to enjoy many of his beloved classics on the big screen this year during GKIDS Ghibli Fest 2017. Six classics will be shown in theaters between …

6.22.17

Summer Reading 2017

Time to stuff the book bag – for the plane, for the beach, for the backyard chaise. Here’s what we have loved recently, and can recommend.

Fiction

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is a short, elegant novel that puts you …

6.7.17

Saved by Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is the super heroine the world needs right now. The film grossed $100M in it's opening weekend, the largest amount by a female director, ever. Better get those Halloween costumes now.
6.4.17

TOPIC: Online Privacy

We are all addicted to our devices, but most of us are blissfully unaware about Terms of Service and the data we are giving up when we use "free" apps and games on our devices.
5.13.17

13 Reasons Why: Warning, Controversy, and Issues to Discuss

Netflix has a new hit on their hands with "13 Reasons Why" - but the show is as notorious for what is perceived to be a glamorization of suicide as it is a realistic depiction of the issues that kids in high school face today.
5.13.17

Get to Know Ariel Levy

Ariel Levy has a stunning memoir out The Rules Do Not Apply, which is hard to turn away from. She will be at the Skirball, speaking about her life and work, on May 14.
5.2.17

Pumas in our Midst

I was wandering around the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend (which was terrific, by the way, and much more fun than I remember from years past), and came across a fabulous booth dedicated to the mountain lions of …

5.1.17

Generation Wealth at The Annenberg Space for Photography

How do you tee up a conversation about values with your kids? How do you keep their focus on people and their work, and not on things that can be purchased and displayed? We all have goals for our children, …

4.26.17