Arts

In a major shift from #OscarsSoWhite of 2015, the acting nominations saw much more diversity this year, with performers of color making up the majority of nominations in both the Best…

from KCRW Features

Rachel Kushner’s “The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020” is a career-spanning collection of nineteen essays.

from Bookworm

Writer Mark Harris on Mike Nichols as an outsider.

Mark Harris: ‘Mike Nichols: A Life’

Writer Mark Harris on Mike Nichols as an outsider.

from The Treatment

In the Oscar-nominated short film “ Two Distant Strangers ,” a Black man named Carter can’t escape the same day.

‘Two Distant Strangers’ puts you in shoes of a Black man who can’t escape getting killed

In the Oscar-nominated short film “ Two Distant Strangers ,” a Black man named Carter can’t escape the same day.

from Greater LA

Two recent stories from “The Hollywood Reporter” examine the toxic work environment in Hollywood.

Will Hollywood take a stand on workplace bullying? Ray Fisher and others speak out

Two recent stories from “The Hollywood Reporter” examine the toxic work environment in Hollywood.

from The Business

Four days into filming, Vinterberg’s 19-year-old daughter was killed by a reckless driver.

Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Another Round’ gave him direction and purpose after the death of his daughter

Four days into filming, Vinterberg’s 19-year-old daughter was killed by a reckless driver.

from The Business

Two recent stories from “The Hollywood Reporter” examine the toxic work environment in Hollywood.

Bullying in Hollywood: Ray Fisher and other industry workers speak out

Two recent stories from “The Hollywood Reporter” examine the toxic work environment in Hollywood.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Wayne Koestenbaum’s first book of short fiction, “The Cheerful Scapegoat,” is a spectacularly odd and original collection of whimsical, surreal, baroque, ribald, and heartbreaking…

Wayne Koestenbaum: “The Cheerful Scapegoat”

Wayne Koestenbaum’s first book of short fiction, “The Cheerful Scapegoat,” is a spectacularly odd and original collection of whimsical, surreal, baroque, ribald, and heartbreaking…

from Bookworm

Ben Schwartz has worked in Hollywood since the early 2000s.

Cinerama Dome, ArcLight and Pacific Theatres are closing permanently: How we got here, what we’ll miss

Ben Schwartz has worked in Hollywood since the early 2000s.

from Greater LA

Writer-director Emerald Fennell on why subtlety is overrated.

Emerald Fennell: ‘Promising Young Woman’

Writer-director Emerald Fennell on why subtlety is overrated.

from The Treatment

In her new book, Stacy Michelson reveals that Americans eat more avocados on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day, and mochi ice cream was invented in LA.

‘Eat This Book’: LA artist Stacy Michelson brings her unique drawings and fun food facts to new book

In her new book, Stacy Michelson reveals that Americans eat more avocados on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day, and mochi ice cream was invented in LA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The hero of "Moffie" is a closeted gay conscript in the South Africa of 1981. In addition to the killing arts, he and his fellow draftees are trained in racism and homophobia.

When Basic Training Goes Beyond the Basics

The hero of "Moffie" is a closeted gay conscript in the South Africa of 1981. In addition to the killing arts, he and his fellow draftees are trained in racism and homophobia.

from Film Reviews

In the early 1970s, a then 15-year-old Jim LeBrecht spent a summer at Camp Jened in upstate New York.

Replay: ‘Crip Camp’ co-directors on how a hippie-run camp inspired disability activism

In the early 1970s, a then 15-year-old Jim LeBrecht spent a summer at Camp Jened in upstate New York.

from The Business

Viewers have been abandoning awards shows en masse this year, and the Oscars producers want to avoid the mistakes of the Golden Globes by having the event be in-person as much as…

Oscars 2021 will honor movies almost no one has seen in theaters

Viewers have been abandoning awards shows en masse this year, and the Oscars producers want to avoid the mistakes of the Golden Globes by having the event be in-person as much as…

from The Business

Writer-director Oliver Hermanus discusses his new film and the complex history of his native South Africa on this week’s “Scheer Intelligence.”

“Moffie” links white supremacy and homophobia as macho perversions

Writer-director Oliver Hermanus discusses his new film and the complex history of his native South Africa on this week’s “Scheer Intelligence.”

from Scheer Intelligence

For Oakland resident Jenni Bregman, getting vaccinated meant she could rehearse with her dance troupe again.

For this dancer, getting vaccinated means a return to her troupe

For Oakland resident Jenni Bregman, getting vaccinated meant she could rehearse with her dance troupe again.

from Greater LA

Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun” is a novel focused on a small group of people in a robot future.

Kazuo Ishiguro: “Klara and the Sun”

Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun” is a novel focused on a small group of people in a robot future.

from Bookworm

A lot of great art came out of the last pandemic — AIDS. Much of it was political and created by people directly affected, such as Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz.

David Wojnarowicz polarized the art world and US politics during AIDS epidemic. New film looks at his work

A lot of great art came out of the last pandemic — AIDS. Much of it was political and created by people directly affected, such as Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Composer Terence Blanchard on the ‘magic and divine’ of working with Spike Lee.

Terence Blanchard: ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Composer Terence Blanchard on the ‘magic and divine’ of working with Spike Lee.

from The Treatment

When insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many wore shirts or waved flags emblazoned with a single letter: Q.

‘Q: Into the Storm’ director Cullen Hoback on his globe-trotting effort to unmask Q

When insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many wore shirts or waved flags emblazoned with a single letter: Q.

from The Business