Year End Charitable Donation Ideas that Affect the Lives Women and Girls in LA

I was lucky to be invited to “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women,” a one-day conference organized by UPenn Nursing Science and LA’s UPenn community around the topic of LA and Urban Women’s Health. Without having much of a sense …

11.29.12

Things to Do with Kids in L.A.: Culver City

After the Thanksgiving craze, why not take advantage of a vacation day, and take the family on an excursion to one of  L.A.’s many cool neighborhoods? We’ve already covered the fun and excitement to be had in Downtown, Malibu

11.20.12

no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world at the annenberg space for photography

Duhalar child falls asleep on a white reindeer as her mother milks the herd nearby. Sornuk Valley, Hovsgol Province, Outer Mongolia. Photo by Hamid Sardar-Afjhami

Loving photography as I do, it’s always a treat to see what’s new at The …

11.16.12

Graphic Design at the Hammer

 

 

Last weekend, I stopped in to see a new show at the Hammer and was rewarded with not only a visually stimulating walk through the lobby, but the excellent news that Ammo has taken over the museum restaurant …

11.15.12

Americana Hanukkah – A Celebration of Freedom festival at the Skirball

The Skirball Cultural Center holds a family festival each year to celebrate Hanukkah, the festival of lights, and the day is always filled with all of the best of everything at the Skirball: something to look at, something to learn …

11.13.12

What James Bond taught my son about guns

While nestled in my seat at the multiplex for Skyfall, the latest from the 50 year-old James Bond franchise, I thought back about how late I was to the Bond party. He was not a part of my growing …

11.12.12

California’s Designing Women at the Autry National Center

Edith Heath United States, 1911–2005 Plate, handmade c. 1946. Vase, handmade, c. 1950.  Dinnerware c. 1948 to c. 1968, manufactured by Heath Ceramics

Dinnerware from Heath Ceramics represents some of the most design-savvy and beautiful objects for the table, and …

11.8.12

On Having a Halloween Birthday

My son was born on Halloween.  Here he is at one — just as joyful and rambunctious as he is today. Only now, he’s 17.

You’d think that having your birthday on Halloween would be really cool. And, for 364 …

11.1.12

Mapplethorpe Moves to Los Angeles

Significant art and associated archives from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation have been jointly obtained by the Getty Museum, LACMA, and Getty Research Institute, and this week marks the start of a partnership to protect and preserve the work of the …

10.23.12