Excursion in the Arts District

It's 2018, and time to explore new corners of the city -  our first stop for adventure this past weekend was LA's vibrant Arts District. Here are the highlights, and our advice for an enriching day downtown.
1.15.18

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

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

TOPIC: Is Tech Ruining a Generation?

A debate is raging in the mainstream media around an article claiming that cellphones are ruining kids today. The article, by Jean Twenge in The Atlantic, is getting all the attention, but to be fair, the subject has traction because …

8.31.17

Millard Sheets, the Marciano Art Foundation, and the Masons

I had a chance to visit the new Marciano Art Foundation (MAT) recently and found myself fascinated by the unusual history of the building itself - specifically the work of artist and architect Millard Sheets, but also the odd legacy of the Scottish Rite Free Masons. Here are some tips for taking a tour of the building, what to know about the art in the collection, and tips for exploring the elegant neighborhood in which it is situated - Hancock Park.
8.23.17

Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys

Some topics are trickier than others to discuss with kids, and broaching the unavoidable topic of puberty tops the list. A time-honored tradition is to purchase a good book on the subject and leave it in the bathroom where it …

8.10.17

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