Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes tells the story of Billie Jean King and her epic feminist victory over Bobby Riggs. Emma Stone as Billie Jean is fun to watch, and Steve Carrell does a great job giving Bobby Riggs some humanity. …

11.8.17

Ken Gonzales-Day Murals at the Skirball

Kids like big things that they can see and (perhaps) relate to. And anything out of the norm tends to catch their eyes. For instance, murals on buildings - anything with a pop of color, especially if seeming to allude to a language akin to cartoons, can and will arrest their attention.
10.11.17

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan's latest film tells the incredible story of Dunkirk, a miraculous moment in WW2 history that is largely unknown outside of Great Britain.
8.30.17

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

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

Ticket Giveaway: My Neighbor Totoro (6/25-6/26)

If you love the films of famed animator Hayao Miyazaki, you have the chance to enjoy many of his beloved classics on the big screen this year during GKIDS Ghibli Fest 2017. Six classics will be shown in theaters between …

6.22.17

Summer Reading 2017

Time to stuff the book bag – for the plane, for the beach, for the backyard chaise. Here’s what we have loved recently, and can recommend.

Fiction

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is a short, elegant novel that puts you …

6.7.17

Saved by Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is the super heroine the world needs right now. The film grossed $100M in it's opening weekend, the largest amount by a female director, ever. Better get those Halloween costumes now.
6.4.17

13 Reasons Why: Warning, Controversy, and Issues to Discuss

Netflix has a new hit on their hands with "13 Reasons Why" - but the show is as notorious for what is perceived to be a glamorization of suicide as it is a realistic depiction of the issues that kids in high school face today.
5.13.17