Go Away With … Larenz Tate

Larenz Tate has been in Oscar-winning films and critically-acclaimed TV shows (“Ray,” “Crash,” “Rescue Me”), but to his young children, he’s just the “blueberry pancake guy.” “They have no idea what I do for a living,” says the 34-year-old actor, who resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons. “They just know that I make the best pancakes.” Tate loves to travel with his family and talks about a recent trip to paradise — the Dominican Republic.

Becoming a family

A year ago today, we received our Travel Call. That’s the adoption equivalent of a pregnant woman’s water breaking. It meant that our baby was ready to come home. Super organized me lost it and couldn’t think straight. Super cheap me actually paid a travel agent to make all the travel arrangements for Denton and me to travel to Korea. (Granted, he specializes in adoption airfare…)

“Tell Them Anything You Want”

Tell Them Anything You Want is an intriguing documentary focusing on Maurice Sendak, the curmudgeonly children’s author who wrote Where the Wild Things Are. Filmmakers Spike Jonze (who directed the film version of that book) and Lance Bangs have a compelling subject to work with in Tell Them Anything You Want. Viewers don’t have to be fans of Sendak’s books to enjoy this film.