Dinosaurs, The Space Shuttle and CarmageddonTicket Giveaway for The Bright StreamFor the first time in 823 years, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. That's not exactly an excuse for the Radar Screen arriving later than usual (it's because we were on vacation, actually). But, be assured that there are still four fabulous July weekends to enjoy. Even if next weekend is…See More
Driving around Los Angeles can be like taking a trip around the world, with signs in different languages, and even different alphabets. We love traveling around the world -- and back in time as well -- by reading books set in different cultures and time periods. Linda Sue Park's "A Single Shard" is a…See More
Summer is an ideal time for kids to catch up on leisurely reading. Whether delving into beautifully illustrated picture books with the youngsters, or turning pages pool-side with the big kids, you'll find lots to love on our Summer Reading List.Our faves? Rose Blue's Ron's Big Mission uses colorful images to teach little readers about segregation, and older ones will love laughing at Harper's clumsy protagonist in Uh-Oh Cleo. My One Hundred Adventures reminds us of our latest film obsession,…See More
If your child dreams of being a successful author, or if they simply love to dabble in their journal, they'll appreciate My Brilliant Career, a film that had an impact on us when we were young women. Judy Davis makes her debut as Sybylla Melvyn, an impoverished Australian farm girl determined to fulfill her dream of becoming a great writer, even though it means rejecting a man she loves. Although the film's ending surprised the kids -- our modern romantics couldn't understand why Sybylla…See More
What is more symbolic of summer than a barefoot child and a fishing rod? Even if your kids have never put worms on a hook (or aren't likely to wait patiently for a bite), the kicked-back mood of the angler is contagious now that the end of school is in sight. To get ready for the relaxation and recreation we all crave this time of year, we turned to a 1993 adaptation of Mark Twain's great American novel, The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood and Courtney B. Vance. The lazy journey…See More
Who you gonna call to keep your kids busy once school gets out? It's Kids Off The Couch to the rescue with our picks for June.Film Frenzy: This year's Los Angeles Film Festival, June 18-28 in Westwood Village, boasts a multitude of family-friendly films, including the debut of Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo, an elegant animated film inspired by Hans Christian…See More
Don't worry if your summer travel plans don't involve trips to foreign lands. Our new series, KOTC WORLD TOUR, highlights our city's culturally diverse offerings in order to give your LA Staycation a global focus. First stop is Japan! Our itinerary includes several traveling exhibits and unique screenings taking place between now and the end of June. Because our sushi savvy kids are always happy to grab a rice-y bite to eat on Sawtelle Boulevard or in Little Tokyo, we decided to extend our…See More
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.