Arts

MacArthur “Genius” Jacqueline Stewart uncovers and preserves the lost contributions of Black filmmakers, and aims to make history more inclusive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America," the documentary filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler conjure with surprising concepts--including the weight of cotton--to…

from Film Reviews

Bradley Cooper tells KCRW about his two very different roles in “Licorice Pizza” and “Nightmare Alley.” And he discusses his passion to direct “A Star is Born.”

How Bradley Cooper had to be naked emotionally and physically in ‘Nightmare Alley’

Bradley Cooper tells KCRW about his two very different roles in “Licorice Pizza” and “Nightmare Alley.” And he discusses his passion to direct “A Star is Born.”

from The Business

Disney CEO Bob Chapek sent a buzzword-laden memo outlining his strategy for the future. And the Oscars will have a host this year, but who wants that job?

Disney’s strategy for the future, who might host the Oscars

Disney CEO Bob Chapek sent a buzzword-laden memo outlining his strategy for the future. And the Oscars will have a host this year, but who wants that job?

from The Business

Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently sent his staff a memo outlining three “strategic pillars” that will “set the stage” for the company’s future. What do they really mean?

Future of Disney: What is Bob Chapek’s strategy?

Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently sent his staff a memo outlining three “strategic pillars” that will “set the stage” for the company’s future. What do they really mean?

from Hollywood Breakdown

Peter Richardson joins Robert Scheer to discuss his latest book, “Savage Journey,” on the legendary Gonzo journalist.

Meet the real Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most distinctive American voices of the past century

Peter Richardson joins Robert Scheer to discuss his latest book, “Savage Journey,” on the legendary Gonzo journalist.

from Scheer Intelligence

KCRW gets reviews for the newest films: “Scream,” “Italian Studies,” “Belle,” and “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.”

‘Belle’ is visually dazzling, delves into internet and identity, says critic

KCRW gets reviews for the newest films: “Scream,” “Italian Studies,” “Belle,” and “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Joan Didion: Blue Nights

from Bookworm

White supremacy and systemic racism have been at the core of U.S. identity for the past 400 years, according to Emily and Sarah Kunstler in their documentary called “Who We Are.”

Centuries of anti-Black racism in US is focus of 'Who We Are' documentary

White supremacy and systemic racism have been at the core of U.S. identity for the past 400 years, according to Emily and Sarah Kunstler in their documentary called “Who We Are.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Writer Noah Hawley on how fiction can create empathy.

Noah Hawley: ‘Anthem’

Writer Noah Hawley on how fiction can create empathy.

from The Treatment

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry.

Grammy nominee Arooj Aftab on the relentless way life gives you joy, sadness, love

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Almost no one in Asghar Farhadi's "A Hero" can tell the unvarnished truth, a fact that makes the film great fun and a fascinating comment on human nature.

To Tell the Truth

Almost no one in Asghar Farhadi's "A Hero" can tell the unvarnished truth, a fact that makes the film great fun and a fascinating comment on human nature.

from Film Reviews

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar is boasting about the strong subscription numbers for HBO and HBO Max, but questions remain. And the Golden Globes go on, barely.

HBO Max posts strong numbers, Globes goes on without glamor

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar is boasting about the strong subscription numbers for HBO and HBO Max, but questions remain. And the Golden Globes go on, barely.

from The Business

Working in Iran, Asghar Farhadi makes compelling cinema despite strict government censorship. His new film “A Hero” is out now.

Asghar Farhadi on 'A Hero' and filmmaking under censorship

Working in Iran, Asghar Farhadi makes compelling cinema despite strict government censorship. His new film “A Hero” is out now.

from The Business

This year’s Golden Globe Awards will still happen in Beverly Hills, but with no red carpet and no media access. It will be a very pared-down, glamor-free ceremony.

Golden Globes go on — with no celebs, no glamor

This year’s Golden Globe Awards will still happen in Beverly Hills, but with no red carpet and no media access. It will be a very pared-down, glamor-free ceremony.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses writing about the full range of a community, its sexuality and gender, in her first fiction novel, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers: “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” (Part 2)

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses writing about the full range of a community, its sexuality and gender, in her first fiction novel, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”

from Bookworm

The human body is the focus of two artists with shows up in LA right now: Nevine Mahmoud at M+B, and Julia Phillips at Matthew Marks Gallery.

Check out LA art exhibits on human bodies: ‘Foreplay II,’ ‘Between Love and Loss’

The human body is the focus of two artists with shows up in LA right now: Nevine Mahmoud at M+B, and Julia Phillips at Matthew Marks Gallery.

from Greater LA

Indie musician Moses Sumney talks about his new concert film called “Blackalachia,” leaving LA for North Carolina, and finding inspiration in nature.

How ‘Blackalachia’ helped Moses Sumney become the music artist he wanted to be

Indie musician Moses Sumney talks about his new concert film called “Blackalachia,” leaving LA for North Carolina, and finding inspiration in nature.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Heading into 2022, major deals loom, Bob Chapek’s challenge to boost subscriber growth for Disney+, and legacy studios’ futures are up in the air.

Looking ahead to Hollywood in 2022

Heading into 2022, major deals loom, Bob Chapek’s challenge to boost subscriber growth for Disney+, and legacy studios’ futures are up in the air.

from The Business

Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about finding her power as a director, which is how she wound up shooting “The Lost Daughter” in Greece.

In making 'The Lost Daughter,' Maggie Gyllenhaal found power as a director

Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about finding her power as a director, which is how she wound up shooting “The Lost Daughter” in Greece.

from The Business