Original Malibu

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

Debut of theBlu: a VR Experience at Natural History Museum

A new exhibit at the Natural history Museum of Los Angeles presents a thrilling intersection of film storytelling, virtual reality technology, and scientific wonder that takes visitors to places only deep sea scuba divers can go for a fully interactive six minute experience.
3.4.17

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

Mixografia Love

I love LA - anytime you want to peek into a new corner of town, a discovery is to be made. My most recent discovery is a couple from Mexico who patented a new way of making prints, and has been working with some of the world's most famous living artists.
2.21.17