Lotusland

An excellent socially distanced outing in Montecito.
3.5.21

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

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

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

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

Sean Penn Helping LA with Testing and Vaccine Support

We went to Dodger Stadium on a rainy Saturday night to get my husband a vaccine – he is 66 and eligible at this time. Although there are many headaches in the vaccination process (well chronicled in the LATimes, as …

1.26.21

To Kobe

A year ago, our LA heart was rendered pitilessly broken. To mark the year anniversary of the crash that took you, your daughter, and your friends, here is a map of all the incredible murals that have been painted in …

1.26.21