Is that the Metaverse out there on the Horizon?

Almost immediately after the pandemic began, my future son-in-law commented that “now our lives will just go digital” and his early prediction that our online existence would become increasingly central to our lives was eerily spot-on. For adolescents, an unavoidable …


Delicious Sure Looks Yummy

Grégory Gadebois, left, and Guillaume de Tonquédec in the movie “Delicious.”
(Jérôme Prébois / Nord-Ouest Films)

There is a lot of football going on right now, and IMNO a counter-gridiron strategy is called for. I’ve got a little french souffle …

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A Monarch Viewing Road Trip

The Monarch Butterfly population has experienced an unexpected resurgance this year, the opposite of what scientists predicted after populations declined precipitously in the past several years. Now is the time to take a Covid-friendly road trip to witness the bunches …

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Covid-Friendly Events: January 2022

JAN 20/Livestream with Opie

Catherine Opie is an LA treasure and this free conversation from the Broad should be terrific:

Thursday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. PT Click here for information on joining the Livestream.

Join photographer Catherine Opie for a live …

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On the Couch (January Reading)

It’s a tough time to do much more than read, so make some soup and settle in while Omicron rages. Here are some suggestions for immersive reads. Lots of wonderful authors released books at the end of 2021, but these …

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Get Ready for the Gilded Age

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.

Julian Fellows is back, just in time to rescue us from our Omicron blues. A new series The Gilded Age debuts on HBO on January 24 – here’s the trailer to whet …


Coda and Other Festival Faves at Home

If you are a member of the Museum of Modern Art you can screen their prestigious 2021 Contenders series online through January 22. This year’s selection includes West Side StoryLicorice Pizza, and Nightmare Alley (among others). Many …


Games, Pods, Bits + Bobs

** It turns out that Northern California is doing a much better job than we are at reducing water use, according to Cal Matters: “Californians used nearly 7% less water in their homes during November 2021 compared to November …


The 57 Bus is a YA Novel about Big Issues

I have fond memories of re-reading titles such as “The Scarlet Letter” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” alongside my kids during their high-school English classes. Going back to investigate the classics is a satisfying pastime but most of all, it’s …