There’s something new in entertainment, not just in Los Angeles, but around the country and the world. Maze rooms (also called escape rooms), are a new hour-long adventure phenomenon that send you and fellow gamers into a locked room where you must assemble clues and use your brain to get out again. Can your team can solve the riddle before the hour is up? Success calls on cleverness and the ability to work together - though admittedly, the added pressure of being eaten by a Zombie might factor in, too!
This summer the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is presenting the exhibition Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Purifoy since his passing, and eight of the large-scale sculptures that normally reside in the desert have been transported to LACMA for the occasion. Since these pieces have been temporarily removed from the site where Purifoy intended them to live and be viewed, the museum has mounted them on large, sand-covered platforms as a cue to visitors that these works have come from Purifoy’s outdoor museum.
Malala Yousafzai, who turned 18 over the past weekend, possesses an eloquence, courage, and purity of purpose that makes her a true role model for every young person. On July 12, her birthday and now officially Malala Day, she showed up in Syria to build a school for girls. She's an extraordinary heroine in an increasingly complicated and violent world.
25.4 million people watched the finals last Sunday, more than any other soccer game in history - men's or women's. The throngs of young girls who have been caught up in the drama of this World Cup is the most endearing piece of the 2015's story. We always extoll the virtues of sports for both boys and girls, but to witness the comeraderie, dedication, and talent of this team has been profound. When you go looking for role models, look no further than these fine examples.