Remembering Mandela

Nelson.inddThe media has been saturated with accounts of Mr. Mandela’s extraordinary life since his death last week at the age of 95. Much of it is worth reading — notably Nadine Gordimer and Philip Gourevitch in The New Yorker.

The …

12.12.13

Common Sense Media: The Basic Rules of Parenting Apply

Technology and media are fabulous additions to our lives, but teaching kids to manage these resources is the #1 issue in parent’s lives

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We all have a story about the movie that we should not have let our children watch. …

12.11.13

The Nutcracker — Let the Holidays Begin!

How to Unpack the Greatness of this Show for Your Family

During the Waltz of the Snowflakes at The Westside Ballet’s production of Tchaivoksky’s The Nutcracker last weekend, I had this thought: the holidays can begin. Now, normally I resist …

12.3.13

Top 10 Things to Do With Family – Unplug and Recharge this Thanksgiving

 

Cornell Turkey Basket Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday because it's about Family and Food.  It's a relatively non-material holiday (except for those steep airfares…) so you won't be hearing much about Black Friday deals here!

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1. Get To LACMA – The Number …

11.26.13

Calder and Abstraction at LACMA

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Believe it or not, there has not been a retrospective of Alexander Calder’s work in LA, ever.  Which is one reason LACMA’s new show, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic is such a treat. The curators chose to focus …

11.22.13

Arts ReStore LA: Westwood – A Retail Pop-Up in November

The Hammer Museum’s Arts ReStore LA initiative enters its second weekend, and we recommend clearing a few weekend hours between now and November 24 to explore this unusual, inventive art project. Best of all — it’s all accessible on foot. …

11.8.13

Happy 125th Birthday National Geographic

State of the Art Displays at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s new show make for Stunning Viewing —

If you grew up poring through the pages of National Geographic, you will appreciate learning that the current Editor-in-Chief of the renowned …

10.24.13

Why I Love Borgen (and the Danes) Like I Do

Borgen CastI’m not sure when I first heard the word “Borgen” but the way it was spoken – in hushed admiration, shared like a state secret – made me know I had to watch.

Finding a way to watch the show …

10.23.13

Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

A Retrospective of the Architect Coincides with Opening of New Buildings on Skirball Campus

Does Architecture appeal to anyone in your family? If so, the Skirball Center’s new show is worth adding to your fall agenda. Global Citizen: The Architecture

10.22.13