Dig Into these Chef Documentaries

By Melehuna

I once had the pleasure of taking a single cooking class from the late chef Mark Peel, and will never forget the extreme care he took in slicing an onion. He brought exquisite attention to the simplest of …

6.30.21
A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

2021: A Summer for Bikes

Traffic in Los Angeles is back… and when moving around in a car, it is easy to feel that the pandemic was a distant, weird dream. I’m on a quest to find ways to hold onto my “pandemic learnings” and …

6.30.21

LACMA is under Construction but there’s Much to See Anyway

David Hockney’s largest canvas, “Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio,” is on display in LACMA’s Broad building, and standing before this iconic symbol of LA made me practically weepy. Although it’s been hanging in the museum for …

6.25.21

Get to Know: Alice Neel

Discovering an artist for the first time is a thrill that thousands are having this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s blockbuster “Alice Neel: People Come First.” The exhibit is the first retrospective of the artist’s work …

6.24.21

Bay Area Eats that are here (or coming) to LA

Tartine is a beloved bakery in San Francisco, where old-world, grain-forward bread and pastries are handmade each day and where customers line up for hours to get their daily dose. With four locations in the Bay Area and six outposts …

6.9.21

A Thrilling Hawk Walk with Adam Baz

Birds of prey have always intrigued me, and as I immersed myself in covid-birdwatching, it was the soaring hawks that made my heart race. So, when I learned about Adam Baz and his business Hawk on Hand Falconry Services, …

6.9.21

Get to Know LA: Sister Corita Kent

Images: Sister Corita Kent

You may recognize some of these colorful images, or at least find yourself warming quickly to their style and energy – they harken back to the Pop era but, did you know that they tell a …

6.9.21

The Mind of a Digital Native: Inside by Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham’s new Netflix special “Inside” is a wildly creative, sometimes unsettling, diary of the artist’s time in one single room, presumably during quarantine. He’s an existentialist living his life online, for all of us to see, and …

6.9.21

Beach Reading – Fiction that’s Fun and Some Light Learning, Too

If you’re searching for a book or two for your beach bag, here are a few titles that are being widely discussed as page-turners for this summer.

The first is “Great Circle” by Maggie Shipstead – Ron Charles, who writes …

6.9.21