Arts

Every bookstore is haunted, and Louise Erdrich’s new book, “The Sentence,” is about one.

from Bookworm

“You know those shows where you can choose your own ending? Well, in LA, you can choose your own city,” Steve Martin says.

from Greater LA

Writer Kelefa Sanneh on music’s relentless boundary blurring.

Kelefa Sanneh: ‘Major Labels’

Writer Kelefa Sanneh on music’s relentless boundary blurring.

from The Treatment

Art Basel Miami Beach returns this week after a COVID-19 hiatus. The annual art show attracts galleries from around the world.

Art Basel: The art world’s huge party begins this week in Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach returns this week after a COVID-19 hiatus. The annual art show attracts galleries from around the world.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series” aired on KNBC-TV in July of 1971 and examined history from the Chicano perspective.

‘Chicano I & II’ was a first-of-its-kind TV series on Chicano heritage. How to watch it now

“Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series” aired on KNBC-TV in July of 1971 and examined history from the Chicano perspective.

from Greater LA

One woman says she spent approximately $19,000 to travel from Colorado with her teenage daughter to watch BTS live.

$19,000 to watch BTS in LA: K-pop musicians bring in fans and cash

One woman says she spent approximately $19,000 to travel from Colorado with her teenage daughter to watch BTS live.

from KCRW Features

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

Can Netflix become the new home of blockbusters?

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

from The Business

The distinctive sound of crackling static might mean you’re about to watch “Succession” or “Insecure” — or maybe you’re going back to some of the greatest hits: “The Sopranos,” “The…

‘Tinderbox’: New book goes behind the scenes at HBO, where executives play their own ‘Game of Thrones’

The distinctive sound of crackling static might mean you’re about to watch “Succession” or “Insecure” — or maybe you’re going back to some of the greatest hits: “The Sopranos,” “The…

from The Business

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

With ‘Red Notice,’ Netflix hopes to become home for blockbusters

Big budget action movies with big stars have traditionally been the bread and butter of Hollywood studios.

from Hollywood Breakdown

My dream of being a DJ came true! KCRW is giving me my very own radio show! It’ll be one awesome hour of crazy-good FUN!!

Welcome to the Pee-wee Herman Radio Hour!

My dream of being a DJ came true! KCRW is giving me my very own radio show! It’ll be one awesome hour of crazy-good FUN!!

from Music Special Programming

“Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo” is a bilingual new book by Sandra Cisneros.

Sandra Cisneros: “Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo”

“Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo” is a bilingual new book by Sandra Cisneros.

from Bookworm

Paul Thomas Anderson looks back on growing up in LA and realizing he didn’t need to go to film school to make movies, and explains why winning awards is the last thing on his mind when…

Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson on ‘Licorice Pizza,’ growing up in LA at a time of innocence and mystery

Paul Thomas Anderson looks back on growing up in LA and realizing he didn’t need to go to film school to make movies, and explains why winning awards is the last thing on his mind when…

from Greater LA

The LA Auto Show is back in action after being canceled last year due to COVID, and the spotlight has shifted from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs).

520 miles on a charge, ‘loft on wheels,’ supercomputers: LA Auto Show debuts new EVs

The LA Auto Show is back in action after being canceled last year due to COVID, and the spotlight has shifted from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs).

from Greater LA

A couple of solo exhibitions in LA feature artists who mix landscapes with history, mythology, and more to create abstract paintings. One is at Smart Objects in Echo Park.

Artists mix history and fantasy at new exhibits in Echo Park and Pasadena

A couple of solo exhibitions in LA feature artists who mix landscapes with history, mythology, and more to create abstract paintings. One is at Smart Objects in Echo Park.

from Greater LA

Writer and director Amy Koppleman on the same question all of her work attempts to answer.

Amy Koppleman: ‘A Mouthful of Air’

Writer and director Amy Koppleman on the same question all of her work attempts to answer.

from The Treatment

On November 13, hundreds of producers from around the world — from India to Ireland, London to Las Vegas, Sydney to Santa Monica — revved up their recorders to make an audio story…

It’s KCRW’s 2021 Radio Race winners!

On November 13, hundreds of producers from around the world — from India to Ireland, London to Las Vegas, Sydney to Santa Monica — revved up their recorders to make an audio story…

from Special Programming

"Cmon C'mon" is all over the place, like the 9-year-old at the center of Mike Mills's unusual road movie, but it's a special pleasure that manages to be simultaneously serious and…

Oh, didn't he ramble?

"Cmon C'mon" is all over the place, like the 9-year-old at the center of Mike Mills's unusual road movie, but it's a special pleasure that manages to be simultaneously serious and…

from Film Reviews

The new Netflix documentary “Procession” follows six men who were abused as children by Catholic priests, then decide to use theater techniques to help work through trauma.

Netflix’s ‘Procession’: Dan Laurine was going to work behind the scenes, but ended up in a starring role

The new Netflix documentary “Procession” follows six men who were abused as children by Catholic priests, then decide to use theater techniques to help work through trauma.

from The Business

In The Hollywood Reporter , Kim Masters and Gary Baum did a deep dive into the shady side of independent filmmaking.

The shady side of some indie filmmaking, and Netflix has a new ratings system

In The Hollywood Reporter , Kim Masters and Gary Baum did a deep dive into the shady side of independent filmmaking.

from The Business

In The Hollywood Reporter , Kim Masters and Gary Baum did a deep dive into the shady side of independent filmmaking.

Some low-budget film producers seemed to seek tax breaks, with little regard for crew safety

In The Hollywood Reporter , Kim Masters and Gary Baum did a deep dive into the shady side of independent filmmaking.

from Hollywood Breakdown