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We don’t throw this phrase around too loosely, but hip-hop breakout Genesis Owusu is a true one-of-a-kind artist.

We don’t throw this phrase around too loosely, but hip-hop breakout Genesis Owusu is a true one-of-a-kind artist.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

George Clooney and other Hollywood stars invest in LA public education. Who benefits?

The magnet school, called the Roybal School of Film and Television Production, is supposed to improve the pipeline for below-the-line jobs in Hollywood.

$80 for eight-minute Uber ride? What's driving high rideshare prices and low availability

People looking for an Uber or Lyft are finding spiking rates, long wait times, or a total lack of availability.

Multiverses and controlling cockroaches: Breaking down the science of ‘Rick and Morty’

On the animated show “Rick and Morty,” a mad scientist named Rick drags his awkward, anxious 14-year-old grandson Morty into adventures that often include space travel, battles with…

Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ turns 50. Her new EP unearths demos, outtakes from the era

Joni Mitchell is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her album “Blue" by releasing a new EP filled with outtakes, demos, and other never-before-heard content.

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Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. We have, once again gathered a group of tunes that we hope you will enjoy immensely. I hope you got a chance to order the Dischord box set.

from Henry Rollins

We have a world premiere from Helado Negro who is at the forefront of creating his own unique sonic textures.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

There's a bassist/songwriter/producer from Memphis, Tennessee who was one of the last musicians to work with Prince.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Metropolis playlist, June 20, 2021.

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Trans artist Yndi ditched her former moniker, Dream Koala, and threw herself into writing her album “Noir Brésil.”

Yndi: ‘Noir Brésil’

Trans artist Yndi ditched her former moniker, Dream Koala, and threw herself into writing her album “Noir Brésil.”

from Today's Top Tune

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the first Capitol riot defendant to be sentenced, Ukrainian oligarchs, Bolton’s off the hook for his book and the Trump Organization sues New York…

"What the Fuks?"

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the first Capitol riot defendant to be sentenced, Ukrainian oligarchs, Bolton’s off the hook for his book and the Trump Organization sues New York…

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Last year, unhoused people pitched more than 80 tents next to a jogging path beside the Penmar Golf Course near Venice Beach. It drew complaints from nearby residents.

LA cleared a homeless camp near Venice and deemed it a success. Was it?

Last year, unhoused people pitched more than 80 tents next to a jogging path beside the Penmar Golf Course near Venice Beach. It drew complaints from nearby residents.

from Greater LA

Many Southern Californians found refuge in the woods during the pandemic. Some took strolls through their neighborhood park or hiked into their local national forest.

Have you hit the trails this year? Give back by joining a trail crew

Many Southern Californians found refuge in the woods during the pandemic. Some took strolls through their neighborhood park or hiked into their local national forest.

from Greater LA

A team of 42 students from The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles have been working on a solution to a real-life problem: how to prevent wildfires from destroying homes.

High school students invent automated sprinkler system to fight wildfires

A team of 42 students from The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles have been working on a solution to a real-life problem: how to prevent wildfires from destroying homes.

from Greater LA

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Newsom misled the public about wildfire prevention efforts ahead of worst fire season on record

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After more than 20 years, an LA indie music institution is closing . The Bootleg Theater served as a space to nurture local talent and where up and coming artists made their debut.

LA’s Bootleg Theater to close. Its stage was home to musicians like Phoebe Bridgers, Moses Sumney

After more than 20 years, an LA indie music institution is closing . The Bootleg Theater served as a space to nurture local talent and where up and coming artists made their debut.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend the region’s eviction moratorium through September.

LA County extends eviction moratorium protecting renters against ‘tsunami’ of evictions

The LA County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend the region’s eviction moratorium through September.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Summer brings an end to the Supreme Court term and new rulings.

SCOTUS sides with PA high school cheerleader, against farm worker union as term end nears

Summer brings an end to the Supreme Court term and new rulings.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Over the last six months, Republican-led state legislatures nationwide have passed a slate of laws restricting the rights of transgender Americans.

Documentary highlighting trans student athletes fighting for the right to play sports

Over the last six months, Republican-led state legislatures nationwide have passed a slate of laws restricting the rights of transgender Americans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Straight out of Australia by way of Ghana, Genesis Owusu has been on the grind for some time with his wide range of sounds as demonstrated on his latest album, Smiling With No Teeth.

Today on MBE: Genesis Owusu stops by for a breathtaking live session

Straight out of Australia by way of Ghana, Genesis Owusu has been on the grind for some time with his wide range of sounds as demonstrated on his latest album, Smiling With No Teeth.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 23, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 23, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 23, 2021.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to extend the local eviction moratorium, shielding renters who are financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic…

LA County extends eviction ban. What’s holding up California’s statewide moratorium?

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to extend the local eviction moratorium, shielding renters who are financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic…

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You may know Bosnian-German DJ Solomun for his work in Grand Theft Auto’s GTA 5, or maybe you danced to his beats in Ibiza, or heard his remixes for Lana Del Rey, Depeche Mode, and…

Solomun: ‘Ocean’ (feat. Jamie Foxx)

You may know Bosnian-German DJ Solomun for his work in Grand Theft Auto’s GTA 5, or maybe you danced to his beats in Ibiza, or heard his remixes for Lana Del Rey, Depeche Mode, and…

from Today's Top Tune

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 22, 2021

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

from Travis Holcombe

Pop star Britney Spears is expected to speak before a judge at LA County probate court on Wednesday — for the first time in her 13-year conservatorship.

Britney Spears to speak to LA court on Wednesday. What will she say about her 13-year conservatorship?

Pop star Britney Spears is expected to speak before a judge at LA County probate court on Wednesday — for the first time in her 13-year conservatorship.

from Greater LA

Writer, director, and author Andrew McCarthy on the freedom of ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’

Andrew McCarthy: ‘Brat: An ‘80s Story’

Writer, director, and author Andrew McCarthy on the freedom of ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’

from The Treatment

Legal cannabis is becoming the norm in the U.S. Most states have passed some type of legal medical or recreational cannabis laws.

Medical cannabis became legal in Utah with the blessing of Latter Day Saints

Legal cannabis is becoming the norm in the U.S. Most states have passed some type of legal medical or recreational cannabis laws.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand