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

Subscriber Profile: Yalda Tehranian Uhls

A look at how Family Savvy subscribers handle the every day issues that all LA parents face:

I always learn something when I meet a new person, and Yalda’s perspective on digital literacy and parenting is right up my alley. …

12.7.11

Getting Kids to Love Reading

On the back page of today’s Los Angeles Times Calendar section is a full-page ad for James Patterson’s new book, which is geared towards getting boys to like reading. The message is effectively loud and clear: “We Can Get Our …

11.17.11

ARCHIVED EVENT: What To Read: Adult Book Groups

One of the most memorable books I read this year was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a non-fiction page-turner from Rebecca Skloot (who is speaking at UCLA’s Royce Hall on November 1 at 8:00 PM).  Oprah is …

10.21.11

An Appreciation: Steve Jobs

Articles about Jobs are legion since his death - many are worth perusing, and kids will particularly enjoy photos of the early computers. For the sake of some profound dinner table conversations -- that is until you tackle his brand new bestselling biography by Walter Isaacson, which is fabulous -- here are a few bits of Jobs lore to help you teach your kids about a man whose legacy they are already living.
10.7.11