Operation Varsity Blues on Netflix

Remember back, before Covid-19 entered our lives, when the most scandalous thing in our lives was the parents who hired Rick Singer to get their kids in the “side-door” to top schools around the country?

One of the best articles …

3.19.21

DREAM: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Virtually (2 Ways)

We are awash in content these days and one thing that’s clear after a year of lockdown is that great writing stretches and adapts over time. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is fresh and relevant right now. Here are …

3.13.21

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