Arts

Francis Ford Coppola is having a tough time securing distribution for his expensive self-financed passion project, “Megalopolis.” Why aren’t studio execs biting?

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The Folio Society’s Head of Editorial James Rose talks about assembling their new book, “DC: Batman”, and whether he was Team Marvel or Team DC as a kid.

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Vera Drew’s IP-centric, 2022 film “The People’s Joker” finally sees the light of day. Revisit our conversation with the filmmaker from the same year.

‘The People’s Joker’ brings an unambiguously queer anti-hero to Gotham

Vera Drew’s IP-centric, 2022 film “The People’s Joker” finally sees the light of day. Revisit our conversation with the filmmaker from the same year.

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Director Calmatic reflects on Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 LP “To Pimp A Butterfly” and how it’s shaped his creative journey.

Calmatic on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Director Calmatic reflects on Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 LP “To Pimp A Butterfly” and how it’s shaped his creative journey.

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Stand up comedian Mike Birbiglia is used to having total control over his material, so he found it quite disconcerting when documentary filmmaker Eddie Schmidt started following him…

Mike Birbiglia and Eddie Schmidt on building a stand-up special from scratch in ‘Good One: A Show About Jokes’

Stand up comedian Mike Birbiglia is used to having total control over his material, so he found it quite disconcerting when documentary filmmaker Eddie Schmidt started following him…

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The latest film releases include Civil War, In Flames, Sting, and Sasquatch Sunset.

Weekend film reviews: ‘Civil War,’ ‘In Flames, ‘Sting’

The latest film releases include Civil War, In Flames, Sting, and Sasquatch Sunset.

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Grammy-winning Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno makes her KCRW live debut for us with intoxicating cuts from new LP “Dusk.”

Gaby Moreno: KCRW Live from HQ

Grammy-winning Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno makes her KCRW live debut for us with intoxicating cuts from new LP “Dusk.”

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Lost Notes explores how the song “Viva Tirado” exemplifies the inter-generational musical conversation between LA’s Black and Brown communities.

Lost Notes, Season 4 - Ep 4: Viva Tirado: The South/East LA Connection

Lost Notes explores how the song “Viva Tirado” exemplifies the inter-generational musical conversation between LA’s Black and Brown communities.

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Dutch melodist Benny Sings and his megawatt band hit Apogee Studio with cuts from the acclaimed 2023 LP “Young Hearts,” including “Pyjamas” and “Movie Star.”

Benny Sings: KCRW Live from Apogee Studio

Dutch melodist Benny Sings and his megawatt band hit Apogee Studio with cuts from the acclaimed 2023 LP “Young Hearts,” including “Pyjamas” and “Movie Star.”

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Philip Gefter’s latest book “Cocktails With George and Martha” takes us inside the making of Mike Nichols’ 1966 film, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Author Philip Gefter examines the institution of marriage in 'Cocktails with George and Martha'

Philip Gefter’s latest book “Cocktails With George and Martha” takes us inside the making of Mike Nichols’ 1966 film, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

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Rapper/actor Vince Staples breaks down the influence of violence, absurdity, and cartoons on his new Netflix series “The Vince Staples Show.”

Vince Staples brings his absurdist world view to Netflix

Rapper/actor Vince Staples breaks down the influence of violence, absurdity, and cartoons on his new Netflix series “The Vince Staples Show.”

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Director Lulu Wang reflects on the power of permaculture and gardening as a way of shifting perspective.

Lulu Wang on permaculture and gardening

Director Lulu Wang reflects on the power of permaculture and gardening as a way of shifting perspective.

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Hawes discusses the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 600 children, including host Kim Masters’ own mother, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

‘One Life’ director James Hawes on telling the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler’

Hawes discusses the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 600 children, including host Kim Masters’ own mother, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

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After months of speculation and a headline-making final week, the Disney proxy war is finally over. Plus, what does the future hold for Endeavor after three years of public trading?

Disney, Iger win proxy war against Nelson Peltz; Endeavor goes private

After months of speculation and a headline-making final week, the Disney proxy war is finally over. Plus, what does the future hold for Endeavor after three years of public trading?

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The latest film releases are La Bête, Monkey Man, Girls State, and Música.

Weekend film reviews: ‘La Bête,’ ‘Monkey Man,’ ‘Girls State’

The latest film releases are La Bête, Monkey Man, Girls State, and Música.

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Expansions of The Broad museum and the Colburn School represent investments in the arts on Grand Ave. Neither design is oriented toward drivers or parking.

Museums, concerts, and no driving? Grand Ave enters new era

Expansions of The Broad museum and the Colburn School represent investments in the arts on Grand Ave. Neither design is oriented toward drivers or parking.

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Adrian Quesada and Eric Burton of Grammy-nominated psych-soul band Black Pumas deliver a tour de funk that makes their new LP “Chronicles of a Diamond” pop.

Black Pumas: KCRW Live from HQ

Adrian Quesada and Eric Burton of Grammy-nominated psych-soul band Black Pumas deliver a tour de funk that makes their new LP “Chronicles of a Diamond” pop.

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Producer and documentarian Stephen Ujlaki is here to break down the increasing calls for American Christian nationalism and why we should be paying attention.

New documentary ‘Bad Faith’ explores the rise of Christian nationalism

Producer and documentarian Stephen Ujlaki is here to break down the increasing calls for American Christian nationalism and why we should be paying attention.

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Taraji P. Henson shares that her passion for acting and vivid imagination was fostered by her aunt and godmother after seeing The Wiz on Broadway at an early age.

Taraji P. Henson on the beauty and emotion of ‘The Wiz’

Taraji P. Henson shares that her passion for acting and vivid imagination was fostered by her aunt and godmother after seeing The Wiz on Broadway at an early age.

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Emmy winning director/producer Alan Poul joins “The Treatment” to break down season two of his sleeper hit TV series “Tokyo Vice.”

Tokyo ‘opens up’ following the success of ‘Tokyo Vice’ season one

Emmy winning director/producer Alan Poul joins “The Treatment” to break down season two of his sleeper hit TV series “Tokyo Vice.”

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