How To Bring Mindfulness into your Life in 2015

2015 is the year to experiment with an enduring trend in health: mindfulness. Remember Transcendental Meditation from years past? Those groovy friends who had a “mantra”‘ and talked blissfully about their mysterious meditation practice? What’s old is new again with …

2.4.15

Art, History, and a Boat Trip!

Take a trip to Alcatraz and see @Large: Ai Weiwei

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It’s a strange sight to behold an art installation that the artist will likely never see himself. Ai Weiwei’s site-specific installations at Alcatraz were conceived from his home in China …

1.21.15

Martin Luther King Weekend: How to Honor and Celebrate

LA has plenty of ways to honor Dr. King this weekend. Here are our picks:

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WATCH SELMA: It was Oprah’s efforts that got this film made, and she plays a quiet, powerful role of a simple woman who fights for …

1.13.15

Trapeze School on the Santa Monica Pier

What do you do with a group of multi-aged cousins from cold climates who are eager for sun and fun during a visit to sunny Los Angeles? Send them to trapeze school, of course! We took six cousins – ranging …

1.8.15

The Lego Movie – Everything is Awesome!

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In looking back over 2014, we’re pretty fond of a lot of family titles. High on the list is The Lego Movie, which was released back in February and has grossed over $480,000 worldwide.  ‘Tis the Season to watch …

12.17.14

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

The roller coaster from the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey partially submerged in the ocean after Hurricane Sandy. © Stephen Wilkes courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery

The roller coaster from the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey partially submerged in the ocean after Hurricane Sandy. © Stephen Wilkes courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery

A few years back, Wallis Annenberg read a newspaper article about architects responding …

12.11.14

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

A Drumroll for Whiplash

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The title alone made me nervous, it sounded like a violent car crash or a slasher movie, but based on word of mouth and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, I decided to brave the theatre. Whiplash is, in fact, intense. …

11.26.14

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