Arts

“Dolittle” is the latest in a long, undistinguished line of movies about the veterinarian who can talk to animals.

from Film Reviews

Peacock, the streaming service from NBCUniversal, had its big presentation this week and we now know it will come with multiple tiers and pricing options.

from The Business

In October 2017, The New York Times published the first exposé on Harvey Weinstein, quickly followed by Ronan Farrow’s article in The New Yorker.

A podcast crossover event! Kim Masters on 'The Catch and Kill Podcast'

In October 2017, The New York Times published the first exposé on Harvey Weinstein, quickly followed by Ronan Farrow’s article in The New Yorker.

from The Business

NBCUniversal revealed details of its new streaming service Peacock, which will have several tiers and pricing options.

Peacock emerges from its shell

NBCUniversal revealed details of its new streaming service Peacock, which will have several tiers and pricing options.

from Hollywood Breakdown

A new film, “   By Hand   ,” documents their 218-day journey. It premieres at the    Santa Barbara International Film Festival    this week.

Central Coast brothers paddle from Alaska to Mexico by hand

A new film, “ By Hand ,” documents their 218-day journey. It premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this week.

from KCRW Features

The    Santa Barbara International Film Festival   features one    foreign language film directed and produced by UCSB students.   “   Mother of Chernobyl   ” is a fictional tale about…

Stay or go after Chernobyl? UCSB student film tells a mother’s story

The  Santa Barbara International Film Festival  features one  foreign language film directed and produced by UCSB students.  “ Mother of Chernobyl ” is a fictional tale about…

from KCRW Features

For stress relief, some adults turn to coloring books, painting, or crafts. Add to that: building LEGO structures. Can connecting the little plastic bricks be a form of mindfulness?

Too much stress? Adults turn to LEGOS

For stress relief, some adults turn to coloring books, painting, or crafts. Add to that: building LEGO structures. Can connecting the little plastic bricks be a form of mindfulness?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jonathan Blum wrote characters with open destinies, in stories with open endings, for his new book of short stories,   The Usual Uncertainties.

Jonathan Blum: The Usual Uncertainties

Jonathan Blum wrote characters with open destinies, in stories with open endings, for his new book of short stories,  The Usual Uncertainties.

from Bookworm

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I do my annual new year’s
purge of all of the ideas and articles and clippings I’ve saved, thinking they’d be great
shows, but I haven’t…

New Year’s Purge

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I do my annual new year’s purge of all of the ideas and articles and clippings I’ve saved, thinking they’d be great shows, but I haven’t…

from Martini Shot

Food and wine writer Matt Kettmann recommends “The Delicacy,” “The Wandering Chef,” “Man in the Field,” and “Born in a Ballroom.”

Santa Barbara Film Festival: Why we eat weird things, 108-course feast, and more

Food and wine writer Matt Kettmann recommends “The Delicacy,” “The Wandering Chef,” “Man in the Field,” and “Born in a Ballroom.”

from KCRW Features

This week: Three galleries team up to honor an L.A.-based fiber artist; a downtown gallery features a Memphis Design legend; a group show celebrates modern surrealism; and the costs of…

Art Insider Jan. 14: Irreverent crafts, colorful furniture, and MOCA goes free

This week: Three galleries team up to honor an L.A.-based fiber artist; a downtown gallery features a Memphis Design legend; a group show celebrates modern surrealism; and the costs of…

from Arts & Culture Stories

The "   Jeopardy!" GOAT tournament is doing huge ratings for ABC.

"Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" offers a glimpse of the future of broadcast TV

The " Jeopardy!" GOAT tournament is doing huge ratings for ABC.

from Screengrab

The night is a perfect canvas for the ancient magic of Peruvian shamanism.  In the darkness, your mind opens, allowing spirits to find a place to land

Speak San Pedro

The night is a perfect canvas for the ancient magic of Peruvian shamanism.  In the darkness, your mind opens, allowing spirits to find a place to land

from Nocturne

Stephen Adly Guirgis play "Between Riverside and Crazy" is one of those scripts that plays very differently outside of New York.

Roll with it

Stephen Adly Guirgis play "Between Riverside and Crazy" is one of those scripts that plays very differently outside of New York.

from Opening the Curtain

The nominations for the 2020 Academy awards were announced Monday morning, which showcased some historic nominations and notable upsets.

'Parasite' makes Oscars history, but lack of representation still persists

The nominations for the 2020 Academy awards were announced Monday morning, which showcased some historic nominations and notable upsets.

from Arts & Culture Stories

As MGM undergoes an executive shake-up,  questions emerge . Who reports to whom?

Hollywood news banter: Making sense of MGM

As MGM undergoes an executive shake-up, questions emerge . Who reports to whom?

from The Business

We recently heard from filmmakers who've made it in the movie business. But hitting those career highs came with serious lows.

Nanfu Wang, Greta Gerwig and Victoria Mahoney on the struggles of starting out

We recently heard from filmmakers who've made it in the movie business. But hitting those career highs came with serious lows.

from The Business

In a closely-watched trial, Weinstein has won himself no favors with the judge after bringing in two cellphones and texting during court proceedings.

Harvey Weinstein criminal trial begins in New York

In a closely-watched trial, Weinstein has won himself no favors with the judge after bringing in two cellphones and texting during court proceedings.

from Hollywood Breakdown

With the start of a new year and a new decade, there’s been a lot of reflecting on the last 10 years and prognosticating about the next.

A look in the rear view mirror - at what's ahead in LA in the 2020s

With the start of a new year and a new decade, there’s been a lot of reflecting on the last 10 years and prognosticating about the next.

Ben Lerner’s  Leaving the Atocha Station  and  10:04  find their synthesis in  The Topeka School , the third in his Hegelian trilogy.

Ben Lerner: The Topeka School

Ben Lerner’s  Leaving the Atocha Station  and  10:04  find their synthesis in  The Topeka School , the third in his Hegelian trilogy.

from Bookworm