Can We Learn to Live With Water? Sink or Swim at The Annenberg Space for Photography

A few years back, Wallis Annenberg read a newspaper article about architects responding to destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina and set in motion a photographic exploration of the larger story of climate change for a show at The Annenberg Space …

12.11.14

Hudson River School at LACMA – How Kids Can Engage with These Paintings

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at LACMA

December 7, 2014 – June 7, 2015

The Course of Empire: Desolation, 1836 by Thomas Cole

The latest opening at LACMA is a robust collection of paintings from the …

12.5.14

Boyhood – Best Film of the Year?

One of our favorite films of 2014 is Richard Linklater’s dazzling film, Boyhood. Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise) worked with the same cast — including Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar Coltrane (seen here from age …

12.3.14

MOCA’s Sunday Studio: Warhol is the Subject on December 7

 Art Exploration for All Ages

The idea of creating art in the environs of a major art museum might seem intimidating, but MOCA’s quarterly art workshop — Sunday Studio – has established a rhythm and relationship to the community that …

11.25.14

A Dog Called Human, Live Bees, & a Monkey in a Mask: Pierre Huyghe at LACMA

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The first 25 years of Pierre Huyghe’s career are on view in a “retrospective” that, according to LACMA’s Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Jerrett Gregory, “looks to the future”.  Much more is still expected from Huhghe, who LACMA’s Director Michael …

11.20.14

Getting Ready for Unbroken

Wonderful book has been adapted by the author for young readers in anticipation of film’s release at Christmas

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By far one of my favorite books of the past few years is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. I listened to this …

11.17.14

Grandes Maestros and 3 Shops for Global Artisinal Giving

Grandes Maestros at the Natural History Museum features work from the best craftspeople in the world — and will inspire your holiday shopping.

To find sources for unique handmade gifts from around the globe, read on. It is nice to

11.14.14

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

Fall Movies: Birdman with Michael Keaton

A comedy-drama co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The film stars Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, Zach Galianakis, Andrea Riseborough.

         Rating: R     Running time: 119 mins

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Entertaining, romantic, beautifully acted, imaginatively …

11.12.14