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

Ai Weiwei at the Skirball is Powerful

Ai Weiwei: Trace at the Skirball Cultural Center offers Angelenos the opportunity to understand one man’s legacy of artistic protest, as well as to learn about dozens of political activists throughout recent history. The exhibit, which runs through August 1, …

6.3.21

Wanna Get Away… to a Museum in LA?

Exploring museums and their grounds is a great first foray back after over a year of lockdown. We took a look at the most popular museums in the Los Angeles area, their reopening plans and new, noteworthy exhibits. Fair warning: …

6.2.21

What is Algorithmic Justice? Watch Coded Bias and find out

A new documentary on Netflix is well-timed to help us understand the ground that is shifting beneath our feet when it comes to our society’s relationship with technology. Check out Coded Bias and meet the endearing MIT student whose experience …

5.26.21

Summer Cooking Camp for Kids and Teens: Violet LA

Violet is a new restaurant in Westwood that we love – and especially because owner Dana Slatkin has a cooking school upstairs from the lovely dining room. And this summer, she’s got cooking camp for kids and teens.

4 Weeks,

5.19.21

Remember when the College Admission Crisis was our Biggest Concern?

Remember back, before Covid-19 entered our lives, when the most scandalous thing in our lives was the parents who hired Rick Singer to get their kids in the “side-door” to top schools around the country?

One of the best articles …

5.19.21

May Reading List

Ron Brownstein’s “Rock Me on the Water: 1974 – The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics” is a book that I’ve already given as a gift three times, teeing it up as a first choice …

5.19.21

Making Sandwiches for Homeless Families

Making sandwiches for Angelenos who are hungry is a weekly feel-good project.
5.19.21

Spring Podcast Round-Up

What we're listening to (and have been during the long pandemic).
5.19.21