FROM Josh Kun
Latin American music in Los Angeles Los Angeles used to belong to Mexico. And our cultural ties to Latin America are threaded throughout the city. In fact, they’re being explored right now in the huge arts series “Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America.” It’s mostly focused on visual art, but Josh Kun has curated a Latin American music series for Pacific Standard Time.
Reactions from 2 MacArthur ‘Geniuses’ The MacArthur Foundation announced its 2016 ‘ Genius’ grant recipients Thursday . Half of the 23 honorees come from California. Press Play spoke with two of them: Josh Kun, a writer and historian who studies the intersections of music and culture, particularly in Los Angeles, and Victoria Orphan, who researches micro-organisms that eat methane in the deep sea.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.