Sponge Bob, Join the Parade!

Peeking behind the scenes of parade-making is the way to share the excitement of the whole event with kids because, let's face it. Watching it on television is a bit of a snore. Here's how we did it in NYC, and how you can do the same at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Parade.
11.29.17

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

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

Carne y Arena at LACMA

Alejandro Iñárritu’s art and virtual reality installation, “Carne y Arena”, opened at LACMA in early July for a  limited run, after debuting at Cannes and having already spent some time at Milan’s Fondazione Prada. I visited this week — the …

8.16.17

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

Original Malibu – History and a Visit to Adamson House

The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle For Paradise, written by David K. Randall, unlocks the mystery and provides a fascinating glimpse of life in early Los Angeles.
7.28.17

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

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

Griffith Park Hikes & Bronson Caves

If you live on the Westside, it's easy to get complacent about all the wonderful hiking available in the Santa Monica Mountains, which affords plenty of butt-kicking ascents to views of Catalina, as well as easy access off Sunset Boulevard. But, if you're willing to drive east for some new vistas, there is much to explore - especially in Griffith Park, where the network of hiking trails above Bronson Canyon offer amazing 360 degree views of Los Angeles and the Valley.
3.1.17