Get to Know: The Story of the LA River

This month, our Get to Know column offers an invitation to dive into the sea of projects that are underway to reclaim and revive the LA River. You may know the river as not really a river, but a concrete …

8.2.21

Catch HBO’s Surfing Doc: 100 Foot Wave

August feels like a great time to dive into some big wave stories. After all, surfing and movies go together like sunscreen and sand, articulating summer in all it’s fast-moving, aspirational glory. Who doesn’t love Point Break or Endless Summer

8.2.21

(Soon to Be) LA’s Biggest Tourist Destination

Aerial shot of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. ©Academy Museum Foundation

Anytime a new museum emerges in our town, it makes headlines. But when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides to create a museum about the …

8.2.21

How Many Books Can You Read Before September?

I’m sharing three picks for August – the first was written 30 years old, the second is a brand new book from a beloved author, and the third is an important bit of journalism that reads like a novel. The …

8.2.21

Do You Really Need an Excuse to Head to Hauser + Wirth?

Returning to the comfort of Hauser + Wirth’s DTLA galleries (including lunch at the fabulous Manuela) was a treat that helped me to feel that the worst of our quarantined days were over. The Amy Sherald show is gone, but …

7.1.21

How Much is that CSA in the Window?

Not everyone likes a farm box delivered regularly – a common complaint from those who have tried and unsubscribed is that they don’t want to have their menu-planning dictated by someone else. or don’t want to be drowned in vegetables …

6.30.21

Dig Into these Chef Documentaries

By Melehuna

I once had the pleasure of taking a single cooking class from the late chef Mark Peel, and will never forget the extreme care he took in slicing an onion. He brought exquisite attention to the simplest of …

6.30.21

2021: A Summer for Bikes

Traffic in Los Angeles is back… and when moving around in a car, it is easy to feel that the pandemic was a distant, weird dream. I’m on a quest to find ways to hold onto my “pandemic learnings” and …

6.30.21

Get to Know: Alice Neel

Discovering an artist for the first time is a thrill that thousands are having this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s blockbuster “Alice Neel: People Come First.” The exhibit is the first retrospective of the artist’s work …

6.24.21