[MOTHER OF INVENTION] The Genius of the 5-Hour Rule

We had a slow summer. No big trips. No long camp-filled stretches. No classes. My kids did one week of Rec Center camp and, otherwise, a lot of old-fashioned lazing around, pool splashing and...

Children swimming at Griffith Park. Photo: L.A. Dept. of Recreation and Parks.

Pool Hours Extended until October

Pools at both Pan Pacific Park and Griffith Park will remain open for an additional month, Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu and the Dept. of Recreation and Parks announced today. Ryu and department agreed to...

‘Gotcha!’ Journalism: A Local Pokemon Go Field Guide

Pokémon Go is the summer’s hottest video game, with people heading out into the world to catch the 151 original Pokémon from Nintendo’s 20-year old multi-media franchise. In Pokémon Go, players must travel around...

[layfayette square] The Williams’ Sound of Music

  When New York actors Keith and Dionne Williams started house shopping in Los Angeles, Dionne set her sights on the Melrose area. But when Keith finally convinced Dionne to take a look at...

[keen to be green] Keeping Chocolate Sweet

There are very few things I love more than chocolate, so when we visited Seattle’s Theo Chocolate factory last month, I was in heaven. Theo Chocolate specializes in organic, fair trade chocolate. As it...

[a dog’s life] Dog Walking with Wag!

When I heard about the recent launch of Wag!—the Uber-esque service for dog walking—I had to try it out. I downloaded the mobile app, set up a dog profile and in a matter of...

[MOTHER OF INVENTION] The Confusing Messages of Girlhood

[MOTHER OF INVENTION] The Confusing Messages of Girlhood

At the risk of stating the obvious, I’m a girl. I also happen to be the mother of a girl. She just turned eight and I’ve got four decades of life on her, so...