5 Satisfying Movies to End the Year On

For kids and adults - the best picks for the rest of 2018
12.8.17

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

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

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

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

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at MOCA

How often do we have the privilege of having our eyes opened and our senses sated by an artist we hadn't known before?
3.28.17

Kids + News Research from Common Sense Media

Common Sense has just released new research on Kids and News. The report is designed for parents, teachers, and policymakers support kids in a 21st-century world, where finding, identifying, evaluating, and using information effectively will be critical.
3.8.17

Everything You Need to Know About Alison Bechdel and Fun Home

Do you know about The Bechdel Test? It’s a pop culture feminist metric which arose from a conversation that cartoonist Alison Bechdel had with a friend, Liz Wallace, in the mid-1980s. The test, which applies to works of fiction (but …

3.6.17