Arts

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag and the departing Game of Thrones both came up big Sunday night, as did Chernobyl and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

from NPR

The new Netflix series ‘ Unbelievable ,’ based on a true story, begins in 2008 with 18-year-old Marie--a young woman struggling to overcome a difficult childhood of abuse and multiple…

from The Business

Another week, another streaming service. This time, NBCUniversal  announces the forthcoming Peacock .

Hollywood news banter: Peacock struts into a crowded field

Another week, another streaming service. This time, NBCUniversal announces the forthcoming Peacock .

from The Business

Our critics review "Ad Astra," starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut who goes into space looking for his missing father, played by Tommy Lee Jones; "Rambo: Last Blood," Sylvester…

Ad Astra:' space, fatherhood, and identity

Our critics review "Ad Astra," starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut who goes into space looking for his missing father, played by Tommy Lee Jones; "Rambo: Last Blood," Sylvester…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

NBC revealed its forthcoming streaming service this week. Next year, Peacock will arrive on the scene with thousands of hours of content already included.

With Peacock, the streaming space gets even more crowded

NBC revealed its forthcoming streaming service this week. Next year, Peacock will arrive on the scene with thousands of hours of content already included.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Barbara McCoullough and Mandy Harris Williams reflect on why the entertainment industry is so severely lacking in diversity.

How Black filmmakers have made their own space

Barbara McCoullough and Mandy Harris Williams reflect on why the entertainment industry is so severely lacking in diversity.

from KCRW Features

Language-loving twin sisters discover themselves united by passion but separated by needs in The Grammarians, the eleventh book by Cathleen Schine.

Cathleen Schine: The Grammarians

Language-loving twin sisters discover themselves united by passion but separated by needs in The Grammarians, the eleventh book by Cathleen Schine.

from Bookworm

A new exhibit from Los Angeles artist Betye Saar opens this weekend at LACMA. It’s called    “Betye Saar: Call and Response."

New at LACMA: Betye Saar's art about race in America

A new exhibit from Los Angeles artist Betye Saar opens this weekend at LACMA. It’s called “Betye Saar: Call and Response."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I talk with authority about Deep Fakes — those digitized and undetectable fakes of actors and well-known people doing and saying things…

Fake Rob

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I talk with authority about Deep Fakes — those digitized and undetectable fakes of actors and well-known people doing and saying things…

from Martini Shot

A lot of America's trash and plastic recyclables end up in landfills of poorer nations, like Malaysia, India, and South Africa. Harare houses one of the largest landfills in Zimbabwe.

Tapestries of plastic waste in downtown LA

A lot of America's trash and plastic recyclables end up in landfills of poorer nations, like Malaysia, India, and South Africa. Harare houses one of the largest landfills in Zimbabwe.

from Greater LA

This summer, Brian Rochefort’s   Absorption by the Sun   exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara provided the backdrop to two KCRW Summer Nights events, so I visited…

Brian Rochefort: The man behind the craters

This summer, Brian Rochefort’s Absorption by the Sun exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara provided the backdrop to two KCRW Summer Nights events, so I visited…

from KCRW Features

Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

Henry Huntington, builder of Los Angeles

Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

from Design and Architecture

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite. Unlike today’s success-oriented "kids," he says.

No to spotlights, yes to tablecloths... and other 'Notes on Decor' from Paul Fortune

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite. Unlike today’s success-oriented "kids," he says.

from Design and Architecture

Vox's TV critic, Emily VanDerWerff, has dubbed fall of 2019 "the best in a decade" when it comes to TV shows. She's compiled a list of 15 shows premiering in the next couple of months.

Which new TV shows should you watch this fall?

Vox's TV critic, Emily VanDerWerff, has dubbed fall of 2019 "the best in a decade" when it comes to TV shows. She's compiled a list of 15 shows premiering in the next couple of months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It's the battle of the limited series! Plus, will "Game of Thrones" dominate? How about "Veep?" And will a hostless show hold viewers' attention?

At 2019 Emmys, will HBO or Netflix take home more statues?

It's the battle of the limited series! Plus, will "Game of Thrones" dominate? How about "Veep?" And will a hostless show hold viewers' attention?

from Screengrab

The frame for John Leguziamo’s latest one man show is an eighth grade history textbook … well that and a bit of racist bullying.

Time to get schooled

The frame for John Leguziamo’s latest one man show is an eighth grade history textbook … well that and a bit of racist bullying.

from Opening the Curtain

You might be surprised to learn, as I was, that Ric Ocasek of the Cars, who passed away this weekend in his New York City apartment at the age of 75, was older or the same age as any…

Remembering Ric Ocasek of the Cars

You might be surprised to learn, as I was, that Ric Ocasek of the Cars, who passed away this weekend in his New York City apartment at the age of 75, was older or the same age as any…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Columnist Molly Ivins said whatever she wanted about powerful people, including Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, and Newt Gingrich.

Documentary celebrates pioneering Texas columnist Molly Ivins

Columnist Molly Ivins said whatever she wanted about powerful people, including Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, and Newt Gingrich.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

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Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

from The Fink + Forty Show

Author and screenwriter Walter Mosley says he left a writer's room over a complaint about his language.

Walter Mosley said the n-word at work. Then HR called.

Author and screenwriter Walter Mosley says he left a writer's room over a complaint about his language.

from KCRW Features