2018: Time to Re-Consider our Device Addiction

2018 is shaping up to be a year in which we seriously review our relationship with smartphones. We are encouraged by recent news that institutional investors in Apple are pressing the company to consider how they design the devices, looking …

1.17.18

Mary and the Witch’s Flower at the Aero

This weekend at The Aero, bring the family to see a new anime film from alumni of Studio Ghibli. Mary and the Witch's Flower is based on a popular 1971 book "The Little Broomstick", and is recommended by Common Sense as 8+
1.17.18

Bucket List: Over the Rainbow in Kauai

I have traveled to Hawaii over the years for family vacations, including for my honeymoon. The two or three times we’ve gone with big kids over the past several years, we’ve gone to Big Island because we can love it’s …

1.10.18

5 Satisfying Movies to End the Year On

For kids and adults - the best picks for the rest of 2018
12.8.17

Sponge Bob, Join the Parade!

Peeking behind the scenes of parade-making is the way to share the excitement of the whole event with kids because, let's face it. Watching it on television is a bit of a snore. Here's how we did it in NYC, and how you can do the same at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Parade.
11.29.17

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes tells the story of Billie Jean King and her epic feminist victory over Bobby Riggs. Emma Stone as Billie Jean is fun to watch, and Steve Carrell does a great job giving Bobby Riggs some humanity. …

11.8.17

Ken Gonzales-Day Murals at the Skirball

Kids like big things that they can see and (perhaps) relate to. And anything out of the norm tends to catch their eyes. For instance, murals on buildings - anything with a pop of color, especially if seeming to allude to a language akin to cartoons, can and will arrest their attention.
10.11.17

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan's latest film tells the incredible story of Dunkirk, a miraculous moment in WW2 history that is largely unknown outside of Great Britain.
8.30.17

Carne y Arena at LACMA

Alejandro Iñárritu’s art and virtual reality installation, “Carne y Arena”, opened at LACMA in early July for a  limited run, after debuting at Cannes and having already spent some time at Milan’s Fondazione Prada. I visited this week — the …

8.16.17