Undine, for the Wharton Win

My book group met on Zoom from April to December last year, and we’ll likely be doing the same for most of 2021. Struggling at the end of 2020 to choose a cheery title, we turned to a time-honored trick. …

1.24.21

(We Need More) Poetry in General and Amanda Gorman’s poetry in Particular

One of my favorite things about reading the LA Times morning newsletter is that a poem is delivered with the news each day. I try to take a moment and read it because I want to support the effort to …

1.23.21

2 Top Rock ‘n Roll Docs

Nostalgia is an excellent quarantine cure
1.23.21

Virtual Travel: France via Lupin and Call My Agent

Two Netflix shows that will transport you to Paris
1.23.21

Wide Open School

Where to go for learning help, virtual field trips, and life skills during the pandemic.
1.23.21

Climate Crisis: From the Mouth of Babes and Nonagenarians

Urgent calls from Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough
1.3.21

Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half

A story of two Black sisters from the south by an LA author
7.11.20

Making Your Own Ice Cream

The one staple of our pandemic diet has been ice cream. As the evening news gets more horrifying, a few scoops of creamy comfort helps numb my rising anxiety.  After the waves of obsessive Cpvid-baking (banana bread, sourdough starter, pizza, …

7.11.20

The Compton Cowboys by Walter Thompson-Hernández

Local journalist chronicles the lives of the Compton Cowboys
7.10.20