DREAM: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Virtually (2 Ways)

We are awash in content these days and one thing that’s clear after a year of lockdown is that great writing stretches and adapts over time. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is fresh and relevant right now. Here are …

3.13.21

The Future – Magic at the Geffen

Hands down, the best Zoom adventure I have had this year came from a theater in my neighborhood, The Geffen Playhouse.
3.5.21

Lotusland

An excellent socially distanced outing in Montecito.
3.5.21
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New York International Film Festival is online!

A pandemic silver lining means that we can all attend film festivals from home. The New York International Film Festival starts on March 5 and looks terrific.
3.5.21
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What We Keep Getting Wrong About Fame

A peek at three docs we've been talking about in 2021 -- "Fake Famous" and "Tiger Woods" and "Framing Britney Spears" - mothers, don't let your babies grow up to be famous!
2.25.21
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Minari’s Quiet Confidence

Empathy and humor abound in a quiet tale about the farming dreams of a Korean American family in the 80s.
2.21.21
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Happiness Check-In: Laurie Santos and Screen Time Tips (including Zoom)

We all need better relationship with our screens... and perhaps the pandemic will help us naturally mutate to a less device-centric existence.
2.10.21

Groundhog Day – Get Up and Do It Again

For weeks last summer, I woke up around 2:00 am with the same song running through my head. It was Jackson Browne singing The Pretender. Coming to consciousness, I heard: “When the morning light comes streaming in, I’ll get up

2.4.21

For the Littles: Noah’s Ark Virutally

One of LA’s favorite destinations for children has always been The Skirball’s Noah’s Ark exhibit. With puppets created from recycled material and a journey that starts with a storm, allows children to cavort in the ark’s shelter and emerge into …

1.27.21