LA Stay-cations: Aloha, Hawaii!

We’ve come up with some only-in-LA stay-cations to satiate your travel bugs. First up, who’s ready for a sojourn to the South Pacific?
7.23.16

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon Adventure

Sequoia National Park SkyviewWith a big birthday in site, it occurred to me that being with trees that are over 2000 years old might provide some much needed perspective. When the chance to ferret away a kid who had been in college all …

6.29.16

Carless at Bergamot: Exploring on bike or foot

With the current, much-heralded launch of Metro’s Exposition Line, Bergamot is at last also a real transit station again, and it’s now possible to reach the arts complex easily via public transportation and to explore it—and the surrounding area—on foot or on bike.
6.4.16

Movies for Memorial Day Weekend

North by Northwest

If your family hasn’t seen Zootopia or The Jungle Book yet, a trip to the theaters en famille says summertime better than almost anything (except maybe a beach day). Or check out the first wave of summer releases, including …

5.27.16

In DTLA, a new kid on the (whole) block

The big news in the Downtown art scene is the mid-March arrival of mega-gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Its opening marks a homecoming of sorts for Paul Schimmel, the former chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art who …

5.11.16

Addicted to Tech?

attentiondistraction-heroCommon Sense released a new report today titled ” Technology Addiction; Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance.” Here is a link to the findings online. The upshot of the research roundup is this: media use is causing stress in most families, …

5.4.16

“Mamba Out”

Kobe wrapped at StaplesWednesday’s Kobe-finale was one for the record books. 4/13 proved to be a big night for basketball fans, most of whom had a hard time deciding whether to watch Steph Curry or Kobe Bryant play important games. We loved the …

4.15.16

Peggy Orenstein on Girls and Sex – Join us on April 17

Forgive the cliché, but the world has changed and parents can barely keep up. In fact, in Peggy Orenstein’s great new book, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, teenagers can barely keep up.
4.9.16

At the Autry: Making an impression on high schoolers

Now through October, the Autry Museum is featuring California Impressionism: The Gardena High School Collection, a small paintings exhibition curated and purchased by high schoolers between 1919-1956.
3.1.16