Kehinde Wiley (An LA Story) + Common Sense’s New Diversity Ratings

Kehinde Wiley’s and Amy Sherald’s Obama portraits (on view now at LACMA) feel fresh and culturally relevant at a time when most painting and media sorely under represents people of color. Kehinde Wiley’s story is a reminder of how keenly …

11.5.21

Will Drive For Views: Exploring Griffith Park

I don’t know about you, but I tend to repeat my favorite hikes because they seem to have everything that I need: ease of parking, a steep enough grade for a good butt-kick, and a trail that is dog-friendly without …

10.16.21

North on the 101: Design + Garden Destinations in Four Towns

The Santa Barbara area is replete with chic, design-forward destinations. Satisfying visual stimulation (and retail therapy) is a just a short drive away and after spending some time exploring Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, and Santa Barbara, I might have to spend …

8.24.21

What’s with Frank (Gehry) and the Fish?

Something fishy is afloat at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, but you have to act fast to catch it: Frank Gehry: Spinning Tales closes on Saturday (August 6), so try to grab a few moments and visit the gallery …

8.3.21

Get to Know: The Story of the LA River

This month, our Get to Know column offers an invitation to dive into the sea of projects that are underway to reclaim and revive the LA River. You may know the river as not really a river, but a concrete …

8.2.21

Catch HBO’s Surfing Doc: 100 Foot Wave

August feels like a great time to dive into some big wave stories. After all, surfing and movies go together like sunscreen and sand, articulating summer in all it’s fast-moving, aspirational glory. Who doesn’t love Point Break or Endless Summer

8.2.21

(Soon to Be) LA’s Biggest Tourist Destination

Aerial shot of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. ©Academy Museum Foundation

Anytime a new museum emerges in our town, it makes headlines. But when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides to create a museum about the …

8.2.21

How Many Books Can You Read Before September?

I’m sharing three picks for August – the first was written 30 years old, the second is a brand new book from a beloved author, and the third is an important bit of journalism that reads like a novel. The …

8.2.21

Brush up on: Gender and Identity

Although this doc was made several years ago, Gender Revolution remains a relevant examination of all things related to gender and identity; I refer back to it frequently because it clears up all sorts of confusion by starting with the …

7.1.21