A Drumroll for Whiplash

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The title alone made me nervous, it sounded like a violent car crash or a slasher movie, but based on word of mouth and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, I decided to brave the theatre. Whiplash is, in fact, intense. …

11.26.14

A Dog Called Human, Live Bees, & a Monkey in a Mask: Pierre Huyghe at LACMA

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The first 25 years of Pierre Huyghe’s career are on view in a “retrospective” that, according to LACMA’s Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Jerrett Gregory, “looks to the future”.  Much more is still expected from Huhghe, who LACMA’s Director Michael …

11.20.14

Getting Ready for Unbroken

Wonderful book has been adapted by the author for young readers in anticipation of film’s release at Christmas

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By far one of my favorite books of the past few years is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. I listened to this …

11.17.14

Girls on a Walkabout

The tradition of "walkabout" films is a strong one. The physical journey is simultaneously a mental journey inward, and the universal, emotional journey to the self translates neatly to literature and film.
11.4.14

Game On! Common Sense’s 3rd Annual LA Fundaiser and Game Fest!

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Game On! takes place this Sunday, September 21 at Bergamot Station from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The event is a fundraiser for Common Sense (formerly known as Common Sense Media) and is a ticketed-event that provides fun and exploration …

9.9.14

The Oscars! And FIDM’s Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

The Academy Awards are Sunday, March 2 at the Kodak Theater and televised coverage starts at 4:00 PM on ABC.

Printing out an Oscar Ballot and voting at home is a fun way to celebrate the long-awaited event. Whether your …

2.21.14

Giselle at The Music Center- Ticket Offer for Subscribers (Tea and a Film, too!)

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s critically acclaimed staging of Giselle comes to town for four performances between January 31 and February 2… in time to put us all in the mood for Valentine’s Day! The ballet is known as …

1.8.14

Happy 125th Birthday National Geographic

State of the Art Displays at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s new show make for Stunning Viewing —

If you grew up poring through the pages of National Geographic, you will appreciate learning that the current Editor-in-Chief of the renowned …

10.24.13

American Ballet Theatre at the Music Center, Summer 2013

 

This weekend, American Ballet Theatre is bringing an exciting repertoire and world-renowned dancers to the Music Center. Here is our review of the first night of performances, and reasons why you and your family should make plans to check …

7.12.13