A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

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

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

A Thrilling Hawk Walk with Adam Baz

Birds of prey have always intrigued me, and as I immersed myself in covid-birdwatching, it was the soaring hawks that made my heart race. So, when I learned about Adam Baz and his business Hawk on Hand Falconry Services, …

6.9.21

Remember when the College Admission Crisis was our Biggest Concern?

Remember back, before Covid-19 entered our lives, when the most scandalous thing in our lives was the parents who hired Rick Singer to get their kids in the “side-door” to top schools around the country?

One of the best articles …

5.19.21

May Reading List

Ron Brownstein’s “Rock Me on the Water: 1974 – The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics” is a book that I’ve already given as a gift three times, teeing it up as a first choice …

5.19.21

The Underground Railroad: First Must See TV of 2021

The first "Must See" TV event of 2021 - a beautiful adaption of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
5.19.21