no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world at the annenberg space for photography

Duhalar child falls asleep on a white reindeer as her mother milks the herd nearby. Sornuk Valley, Hovsgol Province, Outer Mongolia. Photo by Hamid Sardar-Afjhami

Loving photography as I do, it’s always a treat to see what’s new at The …

11.16.12

Graphic Design at the Hammer

 

 

Last weekend, I stopped in to see a new show at the Hammer and was rewarded with not only a visually stimulating walk through the lobby, but the excellent news that Ammo has taken over the museum restaurant …

11.15.12

Americana Hanukkah – A Celebration of Freedom festival at the Skirball

The Skirball Cultural Center holds a family festival each year to celebrate Hanukkah, the festival of lights, and the day is always filled with all of the best of everything at the Skirball: something to look at, something to learn …

11.13.12

What James Bond taught my son about guns

While nestled in my seat at the multiplex for Skyfall, the latest from the 50 year-old James Bond franchise, I thought back about how late I was to the Bond party. He was not a part of my growing …

11.12.12

Island of the Blue Dolphins – ReMix

 

A fascinating article in the LA Times about researcher’s discovery of the real-life cave that belonged to the Native American girl who sparked Scott O’Dell’s popular novel, “Island of the Blue Dolphins.”…

11.8.12

California’s Designing Women at the Autry National Center

Edith Heath United States, 1911–2005 Plate, handmade c. 1946. Vase, handmade, c. 1950.  Dinnerware c. 1948 to c. 1968, manufactured by Heath Ceramics

Dinnerware from Heath Ceramics represents some of the most design-savvy and beautiful objects for the table, and …

11.8.12

The Toyota Symphonies for Youth

If you’ve longed to attend a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with your children, but worry that they might wiggle uncontrollably or fall asleep by intermission, we have good news. The folks at the Los Angeles Philharmonic have …

11.3.12

On Having a Halloween Birthday

My son was born on Halloween.  Here he is at one — just as joyful and rambunctious as he is today. Only now, he’s 17.

You’d think that having your birthday on Halloween would be really cool. And, for 364 …

11.1.12

Mapplethorpe Moves to Los Angeles

Significant art and associated archives from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation have been jointly obtained by the Getty Museum, LACMA, and Getty Research Institute, and this week marks the start of a partnership to protect and preserve the work of the …

10.23.12