Hudson River School at LACMA – How Kids Can Engage with These Paintings

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at LACMA

December 7, 2014 – June 7, 2015

The Course of Empire: Desolation, 1836 by Thomas Cole

The latest opening at LACMA is a robust collection of paintings from the …

12.5.14

Boyhood – Best Film of the Year?

One of our favorite films of 2014 is Richard Linklater’s dazzling film, Boyhood. Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise) worked with the same cast — including Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar Coltrane (seen here from age …

12.3.14

A Drumroll for Whiplash

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The title alone made me nervous, it sounded like a violent car crash or a slasher movie, but based on word of mouth and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, I decided to brave the theatre. Whiplash is, in fact, intense. …

11.26.14

MOCA’s Sunday Studio: Warhol is the Subject on December 7

 Art Exploration for All Ages

The idea of creating art in the environs of a major art museum might seem intimidating, but MOCA’s quarterly art workshop — Sunday Studio – has established a rhythm and relationship to the community that …

11.25.14

Getting Ready for Unbroken

Wonderful book has been adapted by the author for young readers in anticipation of film’s release at Christmas

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By far one of my favorite books of the past few years is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. I listened to this …

11.17.14

Big Hero 6 (plus Feast)

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It’s number one at the box office for good reason! Big Hero Six offers up original, loveable action heroes that will delight you and your family. Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Pictures have joined forces to create an animated superhero …

11.17.14

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya & The Common Sense Seal

Common Sense, our go-to resource to review all things media, just developed a new Common Sense Seal to highlight great movies for watching with the family.  Not only are the films vetted by the Common Sense folks with their normal …

11.15.14

Grandes Maestros and 3 Shops for Global Artisinal Giving

Grandes Maestros at the Natural History Museum features work from the best craftspeople in the world — and will inspire your holiday shopping.

To find sources for unique handmade gifts from around the globe, read on. It is nice to

11.14.14

Perenchio and Stein: Historic Collections

Collecting art is no longer a hobby that is exclusive to the upper range of the income scale. The burgeoning landscape of art dealers and galleries, artists and fairs beckons to many, which is why it’s interesting to take a …

11.7.14