From Up on Poppy Hill – first of three new anime films for 2013

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March 22 marks the American debut of a new film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, From Up on Poppy Hill, which is one of three new films being released in 2013 from the animation studio responsible for visionary worlds, such …

3.11.13

Creating Citizen Artists

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Last night, I attended a discussion hosted by The Music Center and The Aspen Institute Arts Program. The panel, “The Citizen Artists Public Forum” explored ways in which artists serve as activists in their communities both as vehicles of …

3.8.13

What to Read Right Now: March 2013

girlreading With ski week and spring break ahead, we’re starting to stack up some books for vacation. Here’s what we think looks great.

It’s all over the headlines and hasn’t even been released to the public, but Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean

3.3.13

End of the Rainbow at the Ahmanson!

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In our continuing efforts to improve what we do at The Family Savvy, we’ve prepared a quick survey — just 18 questions — and, it would mean so much to us if you spent five minutes helping us determine how …

3.3.13

New documentary on PBS — Makers: Women Who Make America

 

It’s been 30 years since the publication of Betty Freidan’s The Feminine Mystique and the women’s movement is still a vital force in our lives, albeit it one that is easily taken for granted. For a primer on how …

2.25.13

Presidents’ Day 2013 – A Savvy Itinerary

Why not spend exploring LA like the Presidents did?  LA is no DC, but US presidents have long enjoyed their trips to the Southland. Here’s an homage to their various personalities and points of view!

If You’re on the West

2.13.13

The Family Savvy Reviews Circus Oz: From the Ground Up

At CAP UCLA’s Royce Hall through the weekend of February 7-10

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While traditional 3-ring circuses might seem like a relic of the past, Australia’s Circus Oz is a fresh, fun, and fantastic take on a traditional form of entertainment.Everything –
2.8.13

What to Do on Valentine’s Day: Cupid — Draw Back Your Bow!

What does Valentine’s Day mean in your house? Booking a sitter and heading out to a blissfully quiet restaurant date? Decorating heart cards with loads of stickers and colored pens? Gorging on chocolate? However you partake in Cupid’s festival, we …

2.8.13

What to Read Right Now: Recommendations for February 2013

Here’s a round up of books we’re enjoying right now that span the globe in topic — from parenting to politics to pure pleasure. KOTCreadingSonya Sotomayer’s autobiography My Beloved World chronicles her path from an underprivileged child suffering from Juvenile …

2.7.13