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Disney’s live action ‘Lion King’ arrives in theaters just days from now--and box-office expectations are higher than pride rock.

Disney’s live action ‘Lion King’ arrives in theaters just days from now--and box-office expectations are higher than pride rock.

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Trump officials face cover-up allegations after failed citizenship question push

Challengers of the Trump administration's push for a census citizenship question are asking a federal judge in New York to impose penalties for allegedly false or misleading statements by officials.

Badwater ultramarathon: Sleepwalking, hallucinations, and the 'magic' of Death Valley

The annual    Badwater    ultramarathon begins tonight in Death Valley, where the temperature is expected to reach 113 degrees.

Leif Vollebekk: “Hot Tears”

Secrets that Montreal artist Leif Vollebekk harbored got spilled into his new album, New Ways. "Hot Tears" is the last song he wrote for the release but the first jam he shares with…

These Dance Performances Were Music To My Eyes and Ears

Edward Goldman talks about a week full of extraordinary dance performances on stage and on screen.

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Six albums in, Editors return with the kinetically cracking, "Frankenstein."

from Today's Top Tune

Jason Bentley captures the hypnotic pulse of modern city life in a weekly dance show on Saturday nights.

from Metropolis

Executive producer David Fincher talks delving deeper into the psyche of serial killers in season two of "Mindhunter".

from The Treatment

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On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s first house in Southern California, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It and seven other structures were…

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s first house in Southern California, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It and seven other structures were…

from Design and Architecture

When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.

Guo Pei’s fabulous fashion

When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.

from Design and Architecture

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

from Design and Architecture

Rachel Mason grew up in a very typical family: two parents, three kids, Sunday school, except for the fact that her parents owned two gay porn stores and, at one point, were perhaps…

Chronicling the closure of two gay porn stores in LA

Rachel Mason grew up in a very typical family: two parents, three kids, Sunday school, except for the fact that her parents owned two gay porn stores and, at one point, were perhaps…

from Greater LA

The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City has a new exhibit that pays tribute to some of hip-hop’s greats. It’s called    Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop   .

Hip-hop photography through the decades, from NY to LA

The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City has a new exhibit that pays tribute to some of hip-hop’s greats. It’s called Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop .

from Greater LA

The Trump administration’s new asylum rule ends asylum at the southern border. The ACLU has promised to sue as soon as it goes into effect today.

Chaos and confusion as immigration officers get trained on new asylum rule

The Trump administration’s new asylum rule ends asylum at the southern border. The ACLU has promised to sue as soon as it goes into effect today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than a million people are planning to break into Area 51, the mysterious government base in Nevada that's rumored to be where the U.S. military studies extraterrestrial life.

Area 51 and the plan to find out what the government knows about aliens

More than a million people are planning to break into Area 51, the mysterious government base in Nevada that's rumored to be where the U.S. military studies extraterrestrial life.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Monday night, CBS Evening News debuted a new anchor: Norah O’Donnell. She called President Trump’s recent tweets “racist.

Network TV news is still more popular than cable news

On Monday night, CBS Evening News debuted a new anchor: Norah O’Donnell. She called President Trump’s recent tweets “racist.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

Can Facebook launch its cryptocurrency without support of lawmakers?

The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vice President Mike Pence recently visited a Border Patrol detention facility in Texas, where dozens of migrants were crammed into tight quarters. The visit raised questions about U.S.

Culture of crime and corruption within Customs and Border Protection

Vice President Mike Pence recently visited a Border Patrol detention facility in Texas, where dozens of migrants were crammed into tight quarters. The visit raised questions about U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 71st Emmy Nominations are out. Get the full list and click through to listen to interviews with some of your favorite creators in television.

2019 Emmy Nominations: Full list and KCRW interviews

The 71st Emmy Nominations are out. Get the full list and click through to listen to interviews with some of your favorite creators in television.

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

Latest Show

The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Two big HBO shows,    'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep,'   aired their final series this year and both are expected to land a bucketful of Emmy nominations. But are they a shoo-in to win?

One last look at the Emmy landscape before nominations are announced

Two big HBO shows,  'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep,'  aired their final series this year and both are expected to land a bucketful of Emmy nominations. But are they a shoo-in to win?

from Screengrab

Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

Tech firms to face lawmakers over antitrust, digital currency

Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

from NPR

Over the past fifty years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, many musicians have found inspiration in the historic moment and responded in song.

Celebrating Apollo 11's moon landing through music

Over the past fifty years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, many musicians have found inspiration in the historic moment and responded in song.

from Music News

How to find Gustavo now that OC Line has moved! Subscribe to the   Greater LA podcast   from KCRW.

Where to find OC Line

How to find Gustavo now that OC Line has moved! Subscribe to the Greater LA podcast from KCRW.

from Orange County Line

Jeremy sits in for Valda.

Jeremy Sole guest hosts

Jeremy sits in for Valda.

from Valida

On her debut album, Aussie artist Hatchie pushes her songwriting boundaries and explores new sounds. "Obsessed" ponders friendships and how they bolster our lives.

Aussie artist Hatchie pushes her songwriting boundaries with 'Obsessed'

On her debut album, Aussie artist Hatchie pushes her songwriting boundaries and explores new sounds. "Obsessed" ponders friendships and how they bolster our lives.

from Today's Top Tune