Fake News: Why Media Literacy Matters

A recent Stanford University study determined that kids today -- digital natives -- aren't good at distinguishing between what's true and what's being sold to them online. Academics studied kids in middle school, high school, and college and determined that a generation savvy about social media is not necessarily savvy about the reliability of their news and information sources:
1.17.17

Winter Adventure: Solstice Canyon

A popular, high-reward "starter hike" for families can be found just up the PCH at Solstice Canyon. The box canyon has a steeper, higher loop that more experienced hikers can add onto the adventure, with more of what Solstice is known for - waterfall elements and abandoned ruins of old homesteads.
1.17.17

MLK Jr Day in LA: 2017

Each year, it seems more and better events crop up at which you can celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day around town. With a long weekend on the docket, it's nice to have something to do that represents the spirit of the holiday.
1.14.17

Artists Behind 3 Stories We Love

The role of the artist in society is the topic of debate this week, thanks to Meryl Streep's Golden Globe speech, which was beloved by many, but criticized widely, too.This past weekend we were treated to stories about the creative geniuses behind two giants in the canon of children's storytelling: Margaret Wise Brown and Tyrus Wong.
1.10.17

What to Watch on a Rainy CA Weekend

Seems like a perfect weekend to watch movies, given the darkening skies and chilly air. Great options on TV and the big screen.
1.6.17

January Topic: Women and Ambition

At the center of every household is a unique and critical equation of work life balance. Here are a few resources for you to consider as you assess your particular work life balance in this New Year.
1.4.17

Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time

Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera are, no doubt, artists about whom you have strong feelings. As two of the most prolific, iconic masters of the 20th Century, they need little introduction - adults will likely flock to LACMA's new show because it features famous but difficult-to-see canvases, and pits the two men's career trajectories against one another, revealing surprising parallels. But... how do you get kids to want to see this show?
1.3.17

Your Culture To Do List: January 2017

It's 2017 - and if one of your New Year's Resolutions is to be more organized about your family's cultural consumption, we've got your back. Here is a list of what we think looks interesting this month, from movies and plays, to museum shows and books.
1.2.17

A Heroine for 2017

The young heroine of The Eagle Huntress is the type of girl we’d like to follow into 2017. At age 13, Aisholpan and her golden eagle win a world-class speed competition against 70 male eagle hunters. The pixie-faced girl, who …

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