Kid Culture: New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF)

The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) launched this week in NYC.  It's the largest festival for children and teens in North America.  Each year the festival presents 100 animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As;, workshops, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.  The 2010 jury includes Frances McDormand, Uma Thurman, John Turturro, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Modine, Gus Van Sant, Michel Ocelot and James Schamus.To Read More


Sneak peek: Parenthood

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4b8b41473da44bd1/4b685c355fb1bb9e/3dae5892/-cpid/69b2b45fb6f3429I am genuinely excited for the new show Parenthood to hit the  airwaves on Tuesday right after Lost.  I like most of the shows/films that Ron Howard and Brian Grazer produce and this should be no exception. I love, love, love its stars Lauren Graham (of Gilmore Girls fame) and Peter Kraus (from my 2nd favorite show of all time, Six Feet Under - my 1st was Sex in the City, in case you were wondering).Like other moms, I appreciate good Read More


My 5 top favorite travel site finds of the week

Here's my weekly list of top 5 travel sites: A generation X/Y site for travelers, TravelGeneration is a tool for someone who's researching places around the world.  They teamed up with Top Travel Content Europe last year to "ensure quality content." They have a plethora of travel articles easily searchable by destination.  You can also plan your trip and share your itinerary with friends and family from this site.  One caveat: they want you to have a referrer when you join or you can somehow join via a link that is dead at the moment, so Read More


Special event hosted by iVillage and DOVE Chocolate

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The Ultimate List of Twitter Travel Accounts

http://blog.besttraveldeals.net put together a comprehensive list of travel accounts on Twitter.It's such a good list, I thought I'd feature it here.  Please note that I did not create this list but I hope to generate my own list one day soon as my bookmark list is getting really, really full!  I just loved, loved this list and want to share it.  Best Travel Deals is wayyyyy cool, check it out.Airlines:Air Asia (Malaysa-based airline) – @AirAsiaDotcomairBaltic (Latvia-based airline) — @air_balticAir France (France-based airline) — Read More


44th Annual Broadway Purim Spiel

My culture vulture sister, Amy, called me the other day to invite me to the Annual Broadway Purim Spiel this Monday night at the Hudson Theatre in NYC.  Dare I be crazy to refuse?!  Of course not!  It starts at 7pm with complimentary food and drinks.  It'll be fun to be tipsy while watching our favorite Broadway stars retell the Purim story.  All proceeds from the NEFCA event will benefit Taglit-Birthright Israel, an organization dedicated to sending young Jews from across the world to Israel. Jackie Hoffman, actress and Read More


New York City Moms Blog

Starting next Wednesday, I'm becoming a regular contributor to the New York City Mom's Blog. Check out my bio at http://svmomblog.typepad.com/nyc_moms/2007/10/about-us.html.  The New York City Mom's Blog is a collaborative group of women living or working in (or near like me) New York City.  All the writers share common experiences - whether it's dragging the stroller down the steps of the subway, picking up food off the floor or juggling motherhood and work.  This blog is an outlet to share our tales.  Look for my first blog next Read More


Inspiring Culture Moms Interview: Tammy Ross from HBO

This week INSPIRING CULTURE MOMS interviews Tammy Ross, Vice President and General Manager, HBO Sports and Pay-Per-View.   I met Tammy after our daughters bonded in the playground at school where they are both in 1st grade.  A fellow Larchmont resident, Tammy and I had an immediate rapport and I am thrilled to interview her this week and find out more about her fascinating career and how she juggles work as a single mom.  Tammy has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honors from Radford University and a Juris Doctor (JD) from Read More


The Twitter Effect on the Oscars

The L.A. Times had an interesting article by Chris Lee today called "The Twitter Effect on the Oscars".It talks about how Sandra Bulllock's husband, Jesse James has been tweeting about her Oscar nomination and all the awards she has been winning for her appearance in The Blind Side. Some people, like the writer of Up in the Air has tweeted his way into the Oscars, which he was not invited to for some reason.It's amazing that 140-character reviews can make or break an actor's chance of getting the biggest award in the film industry.  So many actors Read More


Month 2 of The Culture Mom Blog

Well, I've only been blogging for less than two months.  When I started, I never thought anyone would read my blog, I must admit.  I'm thrilled by the response to date, and it's given me a new lease on life.  I 've met great people in the virtual world and I've loved hearing back from some of the cultural institutions I've blogged about who have read my postings.  These are museums, theaters that I have been going to for such a long time that it's an honor to be mentioned by any of them.The Culture Mom Blog has had a few mentions this Read More