REASON TO GATHER #1: Start 2023 with David Hockney

25th June 2022, Looking at the Flowers (Framed)

Some Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures” at L.A. Louver (CLOSING JAN 7, 2023)

Venice’s L.A. Louver is as elegant as a crisp white shirt. Whenever I step into the gallery’s …

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Gallery Priorities for January

Two excellent shows are leaving town soon but you have a bit more time to get to LACMA’s gorgeous Park Dae Sun show, which I wrote about here – I’m thrilled that it has been extended through Feb 3, 2022. …


My Favorite Pandemic Project: The Power of Photography

We are witnessing a steady stream of passion projects in the form of books, and songs, and pieces of art born from the darkest hours of the pandemic. Many of us have private passion projects from that time – but …


Indie Bookstore Discoveries – Village Well + Now Serving LA

Village Well Books and Coffee

Culver City has a terrific new bookstore, run by Jennifer Casper (profiled HERE in the LA Times). Casper started this venture during Covid and certainly struggled to stay afloat. But her instincts for community paid …

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Bookshelf 2022

Of all that I read this year, these are the ones I can recommend… a little of everything from non-fiction to poetry to investigations into the worlds of well-known authors. Someone really has to invent the word that describers the …

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2 Literary Inspired Adventures

In 2022, I devoured two terrific novels that feature Los Angeles and California prominently. Both are on Best of 2022 lists and are worth your time over the holidays. Each prompted me to take an adventure – I hope you …

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Best of 2022 Movies

Every year, The Hammer hosts a film series called “The Contenders“, produced by MOMA. The NY museum chooses what they consider to be the most artistic films of the year, and screens them in NY and LA for …


Get to Know: Ruth Asawa

There was a bit of a kerfuffle this week after photos from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Montecito home were featured in Architectural Digest *and all over the internet. The Goop maven is seated on a beautiful couch in a beautiful room …


3 Black and White Classics for February

The last three films I watched were shot in black and white, a delightful accident that got me to think about why directors today would make such a bold choice. Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is artfully constructed by …