The Future – Magic at the Geffen

Hands down, the best Zoom adventure I have had this year came from a theater in my neighborhood, The Geffen Playhouse.
3.5.21

Lotusland

An excellent socially distanced outing in Montecito.
3.5.21
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March Reading List

 

Joan Didion’s new book What I Mean is a collection of old essays, and besides the pleasure of a trip down memory lane (profiles of Nancy Reagan and early Martha Stewart are particularly pleasurable), the slim volume includes a …

3.2.21
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Nomadland

One of the best films of 2020 is not always easy to watch but will leave a powerful impression.
3.2.21
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What We Keep Getting Wrong About Fame

A peek at three docs we've been talking about in 2021 -- "Fake Famous" and "Tiger Woods" and "Framing Britney Spears" - mothers, don't let your babies grow up to be famous!
2.25.21
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Minari’s Quiet Confidence

Empathy and humor abound in a quiet tale about the farming dreams of a Korean American family in the 80s.
2.21.21

Basquiat + Jazz at The Broad

We can’t get to museums right now, and fortunately the best institutions are pivoting with creative quarantine programming. This three-part video series from The Broad features jazz musicians interacting with the museum’s new installation of it’s thirteen Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings …

1.26.21

Undine, for the Wharton Win

My book group met on Zoom from April to December last year, and we’ll likely be doing the same for most of 2021. Struggling at the end of 2020 to choose a cheery title, we turned to a time-honored trick. …

1.24.21

(We Need More) Poetry in General and Amanda Gorman’s poetry in Particular

One of my favorite things about reading the LA Times morning newsletter is that a poem is delivered with the news each day. I try to take a moment and read it because I want to support the effort to …

1.23.21