Autumn in New England, Photos by Eliot Porter, & a 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Red Maple and Birches, Road to Passaconaway, New Hampshire, October 11, 1953

Red Maple and Birches, Road to Passaconaway, New Hampshire, October 11, 1953

Okay, it’s in my bones. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Massachusetts from the age of five, I’m a New Englander through and through. Being back East this …

10.28.14

An Unusual Story Told in Unusual Spaces

Los Angeles currently has two museum exhibitions that explore the creative legacy of German filmmakers, and each show has an innovative presentation that will appeal to visitors, whether they be film buffs or not.
10.27.14

Watch The Book of Life & Explore Day of the Dead celebrations in LA

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The Book of Life is a charming new film with a fresh look and feel that many reviewers are calling one of the best animated films of the year. Perfectly suited for ages five and older, this vibrant fantasy-adventure story …

10.24.14

Oscar Museum’s “Hollywood Costume” Surprises

A love of film accumulates over a lifetime, propelling film buffs to see a show like Hollywood Costume, a colorful survey of what some of our favorite actors have worn in some of our favorite films over the years. …

10.21.14

Don’t Sweat the Halloween Anxieties

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At a certain point in October, parents begin to worry about Halloween — especially when the 31st falls on a weekend night. This year, it’s a Friday and next year it will be on Saturday, so you might as well …

10.15.14

How to Visit The Wallis in Beverly Hills

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My family loves to go to the Beverly Hills Library and the Sunday Farmer’s Market on Civic Center Dr., and we have enjoyed watching the ongoing construction of a new, contemporary building between Crescent Drive and Canon Drive. My three …

10.14.14

Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Annual Open House

Why You Should Go, and other Star Gazing Tips

During October 7-8, 2014 there will be a full eclipse of a Blood Moon which, given that it is only visible before sunrise for an hour, will most likely be something …

10.8.14

TFS Discount to Lit Lovers Escape in Beverly Hills

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Longtime Family Savvy friend Julie Robinson (pictured here with writer Tobias Wolff) is an accomplished book club leader who has created a local festival at which readers can meet their favorite authors. Dubbed the Beverly Hills Literary Escape, this …

10.1.14

Hello October: 2 Fall Trends Of Note

We’re seeing some interesting themes in terms of options for exploring the city this fall. They’re chance occurrences, but it’s fun for us to connect the dots so you can do the same for your crew. With plenty of inspiration …

10.1.14