What a 1971 MGB, Tory Burch’s fall line and Hitchcock’s Vertigo have in common

It started with a conversation between my husband and my kids about a car he once owned… an MGB convertible that brought him from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, years ago. Sadly, the story also involves me selling said mythic …

8.16.12

TFS Subscriber Profile: Gayle Baigelman and BookEnds

I sat down with Gayle Baigelman last week, a former film executive and mother of a teenage girl, who has managed to turn a lifetime love of reading into a satisfying day job. How did she do that? She works …

8.8.12

Summer Wish List: Starting a Book Club

Three friends and I started a book club over 10 years ago, and we’ve met once a week ever since. Kids have grown, FB relationship statuses have changed, foods have gone in and out of fashion, but we still meet …

6.18.12

The Flap about The Great Gatsby

The trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby came out this week and has already generated plenty of internet buzz, even though the 3D film won’t hit theaters until Christmastime. Jay Gatsby will be portrayed by Leonard di Caprio, perhaps …

5.25.12

Things to Do in LA: TFS Subscriber describes her experience at Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Four friends, committed to social change and women’s rights, journeyed to the Skirball Center, recently to see Women Hold Up Half The Sky, based on the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas Kristof …

4.29.12

The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions

It’s THAT TIME OF YEAR.

The letters are coming out… whether you’re waiting on Kindergarten, Middle School, High School or College, the feelings are all the same. Dread. Self-Loathing. Disgust with the System.

It sure helps to have a sense …

3.9.12

The Story of (the other) Adele

Remember when the spectacular Klimt paintings were at LACMA a few years back? Since that unforgettable exhibit left town in 2006, Washington Post reporter Anne-Marie O'Connor has researched and written the incredible history of the most famous of the paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. The book, Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece was just published, and you can catch the author around town this spring. But do your homework first: click here to buy the book...
2.17.12

For the Love of Lincoln

The artist Maira Kalman spent a year blogging about democracy for the New York Times, and her stylish and witty illustrations and personal observations were aptly turned into a book called The Pursuit of Happiness. Along this journey, …

2.6.12

Subscriber Profile: Jen Levinson of Jen’s List

This week’s Subscriber Profile is of Jen Levinson, mother of 5 boys (including 2 sets of identical twins!) and owner and editor of the popular e-newsletter, Jen’s List.  Jen runs a thriving business, and even has one set of …

2.6.12