KCRW’s 5 Things to Do This Week

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Get your guffaws going next weekend at RIOT LA’s Alternative Comedy Festival. KCRW fans, score special 2-for-1 tickets to our benefit showcase, Storytime for Grownups, hosted by Colin Hanks (featuring Stephen Merchant and Marc Maron!) by using the code: “kcrw.”


WATCH: The Master

The Master” was the talk of the Toronto International Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney calls the latest from Oscar-nominated writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson “fascinating to watch.”


READ: Four New Messages

A literary prodigy published by 23, Joshua Cohen is now 31, and on his fifth novel. “Four New Messages” is an examination of internet culture and subcultures that ultimately reveal their roots in the realities of religion, chaos, family bonds, language and Biblical interpretation.


LISTEN: John Tejada

Electronic music producer John Tejada is a hometown hero who’s been pushing boundaries for nearly two decades. Raul Campos loves his latest release, describing it as “deep, dark and moody” – a musical journey through vibes and tempos.


EAT: Give Tofu a Chance

Tofu doesn’t have to be just a vehicle for your favorite sauce. Cookbook author Andrea Nguyen shares a recipe for a cashew and cardamom fudge made with tofu. Plus, she’s got tips for what kind of tofu is right for you.