5 Tips for Taking Kids to see the Jasper Johns Retrospective at The Broad

The Jasper Johns retrospective at The Broad ("Something Resembling Truth") is only in town until May 13, and tickets are tough to secure. But, spending an hour exploring the life of this important American artist should be a priority for you and the family this spring. Today, we'll spend a little time explaining how it can be meaningful to your family.

A Successful Visit to the Museum of Failure *Closing 2/18

Failure is in vogue these days. Last year, during orientation and finals week, the failures of Smith College students and faculty were projected on a large screen, as part of an effort to destigmatize failure and foster resilience in their otherwise high achieving students.

Excursion in the Arts District

It's 2018, and time to explore new corners of the city -  our first stop for adventure this past weekend was LA's vibrant Arts District. Here are the highlights, and our advice for an enriching day downtown.

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.

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 …


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?

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.

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 …


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.