Drew Barrymore comes from a family of actors that not only includes her famous relatives—her great-aunt Ethel Barrymore, her great-uncle Lionel Barrymore and her grandfather John Barrymore—but stretches back at least 400 years to her fourth great-grandfather Thomas Haycraft Lane and fourth great-grandmother Louisa Rouse Lane, who were traveling actors.
No matter what holidays you celebrate, fall and winter celebrations typically involve family gatherings, feasts of holiday-specific food, and reflection, all of which means these times offer perfect opportunities to create fun new traditions with your family.
Have you ever noticed which inherited genetic traits are passed down through the generations in your family? You might not see them at first, but once you notice the patterns and similarities running through your family tree, they’re obvious. Maybe your family is full of procrastinators, or the same nose shows up in every generation.
In the memoir my grandfather left behind about his experiences as a young man serving in the Korean War, he wrote that the book was for posterity. These stories were his way of leaving a legacy.
At first I couldn’t place the sense of familiarity that filled the pages, but it didn’t take me long to realize that his enthusiasm, curiosity and writing voice all reminded me of me.
Comedian and Cal grad Zahra Noorbakhsh is a self-described “pork-eating, alcohol-drinking, premarital sex-having, bisexual feminist Iranian Shi’a Muslim.” That is, she doesn’t fit neatly into any one box.
As a personal historian, I've had many people tell me that they regret not knowing more of their family stories. I hope this project encourages people to take an active interest in their family history. Because the more we know about our family history, the more we know about ourselves.
Planning any kind of party can be overwhelming — there are so many moving parts: the decorations, food, games, and, oh yeah, the amount of time you spend trying to keep your kids from messing up all the prep work you just did!
Then, there’s the added pressure of being compared to those parents in your son’s class who’ve never had a Pinterest Fail and somehow manage to flawlessly execute some terribly adorable rainbow or tie dye or kids’ movie theme every year.
My husband remembers the foods I dislike better than I do. At restaurants I’ll point to the menu and ask, “Do I like this kind of fish?” He always leaves enough time to get places punctually (and has had to adjust to my chronic lateness). When I’m not feeling well, he reminds me to drink water, take ibuprofen, and eat because he knows I’m not good at doing those things when I’m sick.
A touch art exhibit at the Getty Villa raises concerns in the era of #metoo. There are better ways to make art tactile.
Lake Tahoe may be famous for its good snow conditions and winter sports enthusiasts, but with a rich history and an abundance of natural resources, it holds treasures for everyone.
Created a new brochure for the Junior League of Long Beach (minus the graphic design).
“Say you’re sorry,” we say to our kids when they grab someone’s toy, hit their sibling, or do the many other undesirable things they do as they’re learning to respect other people’s possessions and bodies.