Calder and Abstraction at LACMA

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Believe it or not, there has not been a retrospective of Alexander Calder’s work in LA, ever.  Which is one reason LACMA’s new show, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic is such a treat. The curators chose to focus …

11.22.13

An Extreme Soccer Mom Makes the Case for High School Sports

Soccer Sideline

I am approaching the end of my tenure as a bonafide “soccer mom.”  True confession: I was actually an extreme soccer mom who spent up to three evenings a week driving my son to a practice field 40 miles from …

11.17.13

Dreams of Flight in The Wind Rises

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The Wind Rises, nominated for Best Animated Feature this year, is purportedly Hayao Miyazaki’s last film and this historical romance is as satisfying as any feature film in the adult marketplace. The celebrated Japanese director buries a nugget of wisdom …

11.10.13

Arts ReStore LA: Westwood – A Retail Pop-Up in November

The Hammer Museum’s Arts ReStore LA initiative enters its second weekend, and we recommend clearing a few weekend hours between now and November 24 to explore this unusual, inventive art project. Best of all — it’s all accessible on foot. …

11.8.13

Happy 125th Birthday National Geographic

State of the Art Displays at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s new show make for Stunning Viewing —

If you grew up poring through the pages of National Geographic, you will appreciate learning that the current Editor-in-Chief of the renowned …

10.24.13

Why I Love Borgen (and the Danes) Like I Do

Borgen CastI’m not sure when I first heard the word “Borgen” but the way it was spoken – in hushed admiration, shared like a state secret – made me know I had to watch.

Finding a way to watch the show …

10.23.13

Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

A Retrospective of the Architect Coincides with Opening of New Buildings on Skirball Campus

Does Architecture appeal to anyone in your family? If so, the Skirball Center’s new show is worth adding to your fall agenda. Global Citizen: The Architecture

10.22.13

The Fowler Museum’s Global Vision

The Fowler turns 50, shares what's in the basement, and celebrates with hundreds of beach ball globes!
10.17.13

Malibu’s Public Spaces

Malibu conjures all the cliches of LA. We took a mid-week visit off season to remind ourselves how Malibu became Malibu. In other words, why do those who can afford to live here choose to live here, despite the fires and flooding and traffic? The answer is simple: when the land meets the sea, remarkable things happen.
10.3.13