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Critics review this week’s new films: “The Bikeriders,” “Kinds of Kindness,” “Fancy Dance,” and “Thelma.”

Critics review this week’s new films: “The Bikeriders,” “Kinds of Kindness,” “Fancy Dance,” and “Thelma.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How safe is LA Metro, really? A look at latest crime data

A string of highly-publicized violent crimes made headlines in May, reigniting concerns about safety on LA Metro. KCRW breaks down the latest crime data from the transit agency.

Dogs crammed in shelter kennels get a moment in the sun

Animal shelters in LA are overcrowded, so to find new homes for dogs, volunteers are turning to pack walks, baths, and “adopt me” vests.

‘Inside Out 2’ uplifts sagging summer box office; Netflix to launch “immersive entertainment centers”

“Inside Out 2” has Hollywood crying happy tears with a $155 million domestic debut, and Netflix is now… a place you can go?

Susie Essman on her 24 years as Susie Greene in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Actress and comedian Susie Essman reflects on playing an iconic force-of-nature (also named Susie) for 24 years in Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

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John Leguizamo tells us all about starting the new, free streaming service The Network — home to his anthology drama series “The Green Veil.”

John Leguizamo’s new streaming service, The Network, hosts his ‘best work yet’

John Leguizamo tells us all about starting the new, free streaming service The Network — home to his anthology drama series “The Green Veil.”

from The Treatment

Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick shares how the 1958 film Auntie Mame shaped her artistically with its blend of humor, glamor, and dynamic eccentricity.

Ellen Mirojnick on the magic of ‘Auntie Mame’

Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick shares how the 1958 film Auntie Mame shaped her artistically with its blend of humor, glamor, and dynamic eccentricity.

from The Treatment

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

Eclectic 24

KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.

SiLVA's playlist, June 21 2024

House, disco, trip hop, oldies and all of the deep cuts in between.

from SiLVA

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

FREAKS ONLY playlist: June 21, 2024

New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm, only on FREAKS ONLY by Travis Holcombe.

from FREAKS ONLY

National Geographic's Genius anthology series has historically focused on one genius at a time, but when Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood were asked to create a series…

Gina Prince Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood refuse to choose between the “Genius” of MLK and Malcolm X

National Geographic's Genius anthology series has historically focused on one genius at a time, but when Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood were asked to create a series…

from The Business

Historian Xaq Frohlich outlines the evolution of nutrition labels and why the onus on good health is left to consumers.

Navigating the sea of food labels in grocery stores

Historian Xaq Frohlich outlines the evolution of nutrition labels and why the onus on good health is left to consumers.

from Good Food

Food writer Khushbu Shah reflects on how Bisquick and Cream of Wheat fit into the Indian American diaspora.

'Amrikan' focuses on American food with an Indian accent

Food writer Khushbu Shah reflects on how Bisquick and Cream of Wheat fit into the Indian American diaspora.

from Good Food

Ben Hyman explains the impact of federal fishery regulations that have closed all salmon fishing in California.

What does a California ban on salmon mean for the livelihood of fishermen?

Ben Hyman explains the impact of federal fishery regulations that have closed all salmon fishing in California.

from Good Food

Michelle T. King recounts the life of Fu Pei-mei, a culinary icon who taught generations of Taiwanese women how to cook.

Meet Fu Pei-mei, Taiwan's first TV cooking star

Michelle T. King recounts the life of Fu Pei-mei, a culinary icon who taught generations of Taiwanese women how to cook.

from Good Food

Reporter Elena Kadvany explains the elimination of restaurant surcharges and the last ditch effort to keep them intact.

What happens when those restaurant surcharges get 86'd on July 1?

Reporter Elena Kadvany explains the elimination of restaurant surcharges and the last ditch effort to keep them intact.

from Good Food

Raul Campos guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Morning Becomes Eclectic playlist: June 21, 2024

Raul Campos guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Everyday the Washington Post’s “democracy dies in darkness” grows evermore ironic and detached from the reality of what the publication—and legacy media as a whole—has become.

Max Blumenthal: The Washington Post’s attack on The Grayzone

Everyday the Washington Post’s “democracy dies in darkness” grows evermore ironic and detached from the reality of what the publication—and legacy media as a whole—has become.

from Scheer Intelligence

Manu Chao has been practicing more of a pared-down, uncluttered lifestyle that extends beyond material things into his emotional life, going forth with a pure heart and zero…

Today’s Top Tune: Manu Chao - ‘Viva Tu’

Manu Chao has been practicing more of a pared-down, uncluttered lifestyle that extends beyond material things into his emotional life, going forth with a pure heart and zero…

from Today's Top Tune

What does polling get wrong about voters’ concerns? A new measure in North Dakota sets age limits for Congress members. Plus, KCRW previews next week’s presidential debate.

Inflation is top of mind for voters ahead of first presidential debate

What does polling get wrong about voters’ concerns? A new measure in North Dakota sets age limits for Congress members. Plus, KCRW previews next week’s presidential debate.

from Left, Right & Center

Hear the sounds of the albums that will define your Fall season today. Plus, La Femme’s shimmering summer bop, “Ciao Paris!”

FREAKS ONLY playlist: Pale Jay, Mermaid Chunky, La Femme

Hear the sounds of the albums that will define your Fall season today. Plus, La Femme’s shimmering summer bop, “Ciao Paris!”

from FREAKS ONLY

Pacific Northwest indiepop legends The Softies return with “I Said What I Said,” their first new music in 24 years.

5 Songs to Hear This Week: The Softies, Matty, Orion Sun

Pacific Northwest indiepop legends The Softies return with “I Said What I Said,” their first new music in 24 years.

from Music News

Customization is endless when it comes to baking pizza. Here’s a breakdown of what tools you need, how to make dough, and which toppings to choose.

A pizza party is the best party. How to crank out the pies at home

Customization is endless when it comes to baking pizza. Here’s a breakdown of what tools you need, how to make dough, and which toppings to choose.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand