13 Reasons Why: Warning, Controversy, and Issues to Discuss

Netflix has a new hit on their hands with "13 Reasons Why" - but the show is as notorious for what is perceived to be a glamorization of suicide as it is a realistic depiction of the issues that kids in high school face today.
5.13.17

Pumas in our Midst

I was wandering around the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend (which was terrific, by the way, and much more fun than I remember from years past), and came across a fabulous booth dedicated to the mountain lions of …

5.1.17

Generation Wealth at The Annenberg Space for Photography

How do you tee up a conversation about values with your kids? How do you keep their focus on people and their work, and not on things that can be purchased and displayed? We all have goals for our children, …

4.26.17

Password Protection

Heard a great seminar recently about protecting your information online. Here is one simple thing that you can do right now to start protecting your data online:
3.30.17

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at MOCA

How often do we have the privilege of having our eyes opened and our senses sated by an artist we hadn't known before?
3.28.17

IMAX VR Experience Centre

It's our second post about VR this month, which tells you one thing: we're super curious about the many ways that VR will integrate into our lives and... we're pretty sure that the future has arrived.
3.23.17

Kids + News Research from Common Sense Media

Common Sense has just released new research on Kids and News. The report is designed for parents, teachers, and policymakers support kids in a 21st-century world, where finding, identifying, evaluating, and using information effectively will be critical.
3.8.17

Everything You Need to Know About Alison Bechdel and Fun Home

Do you know about The Bechdel Test? It’s a pop culture feminist metric which arose from a conversation that cartoonist Alison Bechdel had with a friend, Liz Wallace, in the mid-1980s. The test, which applies to works of fiction (but …

3.6.17

Debut of theBlu: a VR Experience at Natural History Museum

A new exhibit at the Natural history Museum of Los Angeles presents a thrilling intersection of film storytelling, virtual reality technology, and scientific wonder that takes visitors to places only deep sea scuba divers can go for a fully interactive six minute experience.
3.4.17