Jurassic World–The Ride a mega-thrill at Universal Studios Hollywood

The new “JURASSIC WORLD—THE RIDE” opened at Universal Studios Hollywood, adding to Universal’s world of fun, food and fantastic entertainment “Jurassic World” ... Continue Reading →

Discovery’s “Serengeti” vs Disney’s “Lion King,” real vs CGI surreal

 Discovery’s epic nature film Serengeti shows many of the real life characters seen in Disney’s The Lion King. The difference between them are: the stars of Serengeti ... Continue Reading →

Travels with Chef “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted” on NatGeo

 A travel lover’s tasty treat just launched on the National Geographic Network– the culinary adventure series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted. The first of six foodie-infused ... Continue Reading →

Life of David Hockney – A Novel 

Catherine Cusset translated from the French by Teresa Lavender Fagan Life of David Hockney – A Novel (Other Press)   What a breezy delight this book is. ... Continue Reading →

The Mountain – Jeff Goldblum as a Lobotomizer and Womanizer

The lugubrious pace, the well framed scenes, the casually exact sets and the gently unnerving storyline in “The Mountain” remind us of David Lynch’s influence. The ... Continue Reading →

WORLDZ Announces Its Next Stellar Lineup

I have written often and fondly about the eclectic nature of WORLDZ. The array of speakers is remarkable, the inspirational results are noteworthy and the experience is ... Continue Reading →

Santa Barbara Bowl: Hippo Campus & The Head and The Heart

What? You have not been to Santa Barbara Bowl? With a view from the top reminiscent of being at the Acropolis in Greece and more charm than LA’s Greek Theatre, what a ... Continue Reading →

The Royal Ballet Takes on L.A. & La Traviata Takes on the Roaring 20’s

To add to the drama of opening night of The Mayerling at our Music Center, we were surprised to the effects of the 7.1 earthquake vigorously shaking our 3rd row center ... Continue Reading →