Summer Adventures: Letterpress in LA

In this digital age, it may be hard for children to fathom—and for some adults to remember—that the printing of type was once a hand-set labor of love.  Letterpress originated in the 1400s and was the primary form of printing …

5.30.15

Childhood Caught on Film: Winky Lewis

What is childhood made up of? Puppy dog tails, princess dresses? Forts in the living room, pancakes on Sundays? A bounce on a new mattress?  A walk in the forest? 

And what is remembered? 

Parents provide the quotidien rythmn and orchestrate the …

5.13.15

The Bowtie Project, Clockshop LA, and the Transformation of the LA River

It's our belief that in the next 20 years, the face of the LA River will be completely transformed, providing park and art spaces for the the public, and revitalizing the neighborhoods of an estimated one million residents that live along

5.1.15

YallWest Festival Features YA Books and Authors, April 11-12

The YALLWest Festival debuts at the Santa Monica Public Library this weekend, April 11-12 with a stated goal to “celebrate and empower our tribe of readers, writers and creators.”

YallwestThe sister event of YALLFest, a fun lit festival based in …

4.7.15

An Interview with the Screenwriters of Hit Animated Film Home

Beautifully animated, with wonderful voice performances by Jim Parsons and Rhianna, the movie is a classic buddy movie with two characters from (literally) different worlds who have to work together to survive.
4.5.15

Can HopSkipDrive Change Your Life?

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Sometimes the simple physics of parenting are against us – and for many, that happens when kids start afternoon activities. You can add one karate class here and one soccer practice there for one child in a week, but add

3.5.15

Bari Kumar: Remembering the Future

 Local artist works with local kids to create work inspired by LACMA’s collection.

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LACMA has a neat program that pairs contemporary artists with local school children, and Bari Kumar: Remembering the Future represents the seventh iteration of this unique collaboration. …

2.7.15

How To Bring Mindfulness into your Life in 2015

2015 is the year to experiment with an enduring trend in health: mindfulness. Remember Transcendental Meditation from years past? Those groovy friends who had a “mantra”‘ and talked blissfully about their mysterious meditation practice? What’s old is new again with …

2.4.15

Getting to the Nutcracker this Weekend – a Local Story!

A friend of ours here in Los Angeles, Serene Dillman, has just finished a documentary about ballet students at the Los Angeles-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. Getting to the Nutcracker takes us behind the scenes of the annual production …

11.13.14