Diavolo is Divine

LA's native dance company, Diavolo is turning 25 this year. This past weekend, September 23-25, 2016, the innovative crew took to the stage at The Broad and presented two remarkable pieces, Trajectoire and Passengers. It was the most fun I've had at the theater all year and so heartily recommend that you take any chance you can to see this company in action!
9.28.16

Beach Reads 2016

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We’ve found ’em, two books worthy of your beach read: The Girls by sparkly young novelist Emma Cline took us on the unlikely journey of a young woman caught up in a California cult in the 1960’s. We also loved …

7.28.16

Seven Mountains Brightens a Trip to Vegas

Seven Magic Mountains

Ten miles out of Vegas is that city’s own kind of Stonehenge, an installation called Seven Magic Mountains by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. With a nod to the land artists of the 1970’s – including Michael Heizer of Levitated Mass …

7.25.16

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