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 …

2.10.22

Groundhog Day: Get Up and Do It Again

Sarah Bowman // THE FAMILY SAVVY

For weeks last summer, I woke up around 2:00 am with the same song running through my head. It was Jackson Browne singing The Pretender. Coming to consciousness, I heard: “When the morning light comes streaming in, I’ll get up …

2.2.22

Get Ready for the Gilded Age

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.
ALISON COHEN ROSA

Julian Fellows is back, just in time to rescue us from our Omicron blues. A new series The Gilded Age debuts on HBO on January 24 – here’s the trailer to whet …

1.14.22

2 Museums: 2 Excellent Shows (with a fun connection)

Getty Center in December 2021

Many of us have curtailed plans to travel this holiday, providing an excellent opportunity to explore our own city’s cultural institutions — we used to call this a Staycation but now it’s just the New …

12.14.21

King Richard on HBO Max

Want a film that you can watch over the Thanksgiving holiday? Choose one that chronicles the incredible rise of two of the greatest tennis stars of all time, Venus and Serena Williams.

“King Richard” – playing now in theaters and …

11.23.21

Visiting NHM : Jane Goodall + Becoming Los Angeles

A traveling show about the life and work of Jane Goodall is currently on view at the Natural History Museum. Becoming Jane features items from Jane’s iconic career as a naturalist and offers lessons about how the next generations can …

11.18.21

2021: A Summer for Bikes

Traffic in Los Angeles is back… and when moving around in a car, it is easy to feel that the pandemic was a distant, weird dream. I’m on a quest to find ways to hold onto my “pandemic learnings” and …

6.30.21

LACMA is under Construction but there’s Much to See Anyway

David Hockney’s largest canvas, “Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio,” is on display in LACMA’s Broad building, and standing before this iconic symbol of LA made me practically weepy. Although it’s been hanging in the museum for …

6.25.21

Get to Know: Alice Neel

Discovering an artist for the first time is a thrill that thousands are having this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s blockbuster “Alice Neel: People Come First.” The exhibit is the first retrospective of the artist’s work …

6.24.21