Lasting Bonds

Think of the connection between parent and child as a patchwork quilt stitched from moments great and small. In the top one, a prospective adoptive mother offers a smile filled with hope in a law firm’s sterile office; in the left one, a father’s touch reassures during a visit to a Santa Monica beach; and right, at a gardeners’ protest on the steps of City Hall, a boy absorbs his mom’s passion for a cause.

Modern Dance

To choreograph is to plan movement--on stage or off. At a rehearsal for the Academy Awards, what looks like chaos has been carefully mapped out, while men working in concert after a Thousand Oaks mudslide show that labor can be an art.