Sponge Bob, Join the Parade!

Peeking behind the scenes of parade-making is the way to share the excitement of the whole event with kids because, let's face it. Watching it on television is a bit of a snore. Here's how we did it in NYC, and how you can do the same at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Parade.
11.29.17

PST: LA/LA at the Skirball Cultural Museum

The Skirball has two intriguing exhibits in the citywide art survey Pacific Standard Time and it’s worth a trip up the hill to see both at one of our favorite museum venues in LA.

The first show is called Another

11.8.17

Ken Gonzales-Day Murals at the Skirball

Kids like big things that they can see and (perhaps) relate to. And anything out of the norm tends to catch their eyes. For instance, murals on buildings - anything with a pop of color, especially if seeming to allude to a language akin to cartoons, can and will arrest their attention.
10.11.17

Pumas in our Midst

I was wandering around the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend (which was terrific, by the way, and much more fun than I remember from years past), and came across a fabulous booth dedicated to the mountain lions of …

5.1.17

Generation Wealth at The Annenberg Space for Photography

How do you tee up a conversation about values with your kids? How do you keep their focus on people and their work, and not on things that can be purchased and displayed? We all have goals for our children, …

4.26.17

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at MOCA

How often do we have the privilege of having our eyes opened and our senses sated by an artist we hadn't known before?
3.28.17

IMAX VR Experience Centre

It's our second post about VR this month, which tells you one thing: we're super curious about the many ways that VR will integrate into our lives and... we're pretty sure that the future has arrived.
3.23.17

Everything You Need to Know About Alison Bechdel and Fun Home

Do you know about The Bechdel Test? It’s a pop culture feminist metric which arose from a conversation that cartoonist Alison Bechdel had with a friend, Liz Wallace, in the mid-1980s. The test, which applies to works of fiction (but …

3.6.17

Debut of theBlu: a VR Experience at Natural History Museum

A new exhibit at the Natural history Museum of Los Angeles presents a thrilling intersection of film storytelling, virtual reality technology, and scientific wonder that takes visitors to places only deep sea scuba divers can go for a fully interactive six minute experience.
3.4.17