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Some people are calling Netflix's "Indian Matchmaking" binge-worthy, while others call it offensive.

Some people are calling Netflix's "Indian Matchmaking" binge-worthy, while others call it offensive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

‘Right now it’s basically pivot or die.’ LA’s popular restaurants permanently close during pandemic

The pandemic is cutting a swath through the region’s restaurants — high-end, low-end, and everything in-between.

How Bill English helped create the computer mouse, and the effort to change the face of architecture

California has around 21,000 licensed architects, and 300 of them are Black. SoCalNOMA hopes to change that. Also, computer engineer William English made the mouse a reality.

‘La Llorona’ film takes on the real horror of genocide in Guatemala

Jayro Bustamante's new film is a fictionalized account of a real genocide in Guatemala in the 1980s.

"What we really see are these petition efforts to get him on the ballot, and those have all the hallmarks of being essentially run by Republican operatives,” says Rosalind Helderman,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 12, 2020.

Edwin Krupp of LA’s Griffith Observatory shares the optimal times and places for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

from KCRW Features

For weeks, President Trump has been criticizing vote-by-mail in the leadup to this fall’s presidential election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The 1876 presidential election was filled with shady backroom deals, reports of bribery, voter intimidation, and Republican governors fearing for their lives.It happened in a divided…

What the tumultuous 1876 presidential race might portend for 2020

The 1876 presidential election was filled with shady backroom deals, reports of bribery, voter intimidation, and Republican governors fearing for their lives.It happened in a divided…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many gig workers have struggled to get unemployment benefits because their employers were not required to pay into the system. That may change soon.

California judge: Uber and Lyft must treat their drivers like regular employees and pay benefits

Many gig workers have struggled to get unemployment benefits because their employers were not required to pay into the system. That may change soon.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Terrance Brown is the first one to arrive at a vacant parking lot near the beach, across from the Santa Barbara City College football stadium.

Learn to roller skate and connect to an African American legacy

Terrance Brown is the first one to arrive at a vacant parking lot near the beach, across from the Santa Barbara City College football stadium.

from Greater LA

Stephen Miller is the architect of some of President Donald Trump’s harshest immigration policies. He grew up in Santa Monica, north of Montana Avenue.

In ‘Hatemonger,’ a portrait of Stephen Miller from Santa Monica to the White House

Stephen Miller is the architect of some of President Donald Trump’s harshest immigration policies. He grew up in Santa Monica, north of Montana Avenue.

from Greater LA

This week on The Treatment, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Oliver Stone sits down with host Elvis Mitchell to discuss his new memoir, ‘Chasing the Light,’ which covers the…

Oliver Stone: ‘Chasing the Light’

This week on The Treatment, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Oliver Stone sits down with host Elvis Mitchell to discuss his new memoir, ‘Chasing the Light,’ which covers the…

from The Treatment

Peter CottonTale’s debut album “Catch” channels multiple genres threaded by songs of inspiration and spirituality.

In Residence: Peter CottonTale is Chicago’s latest artist to defy genre rules

Peter CottonTale’s debut album “Catch” channels multiple genres threaded by songs of inspiration and spirituality.

from Music Special Programming

A skateboarder paints a surrealist world that inspires unity, an artist uses industrial processes to expose the human touch, and architectural sculptures are based on colonial…

Art Insider: Skater artist creates a technicolored dream space to spread a message of unity

A skateboarder paints a surrealist world that inspires unity, an artist uses industrial processes to expose the human touch, and architectural sculptures are based on colonial…

from Arts & Culture Stories

When Sally lost her brother to suicide, a friend advised her to be open to the possibility that he would try to visit her from beyond.

The Last Dream

When Sally lost her brother to suicide, a friend advised her to be open to the possibility that he would try to visit her from beyond.

from Nocturne

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 11, 2020.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 11, 2020

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for August 11, 2020.

The brand Entireworld, focusing on basics, is selling out regularly. The LA-based line is capitalizing on the ethos of the pandemic: If you look good, you feel good.

LA retail brand Entireworld survives during pandemic, but not without challenges

The brand Entireworld, focusing on basics, is selling out regularly. The LA-based line is capitalizing on the ethos of the pandemic: If you look good, you feel good.

from Greater LA

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

In making high fashion masks, are designers catering too much to vanity?

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

from Greater LA

KCRW invites you to a conversation with KCRW Host Elvis Mitchell and Ramy Youssef, star of the hit Hulu comedy "Ramy."

KCRW's Behind the Screens: Elvis Mitchell in Conversation with Ramy Youssef (Presented by Hulu)

KCRW invites you to a conversation with KCRW Host Elvis Mitchell and Ramy Youssef, star of the hit Hulu comedy "Ramy."

from Arts & Culture Stories

This week: Learn what planners are doing to alleviate loneliness; display historic paintings on your home screens; visit Petersen Automotive Museum's online Car Week; hear from Anthony…

5 design things to : Aug 10 - 16

This week: Learn what planners are doing to alleviate loneliness; display historic paintings on your home screens; visit Petersen Automotive Museum's online Car Week; hear from Anthony…

Chronic loneliness can increase people’s risk of dying by more than 80%.

In ‘Growing Young,’ author explains how social connections help people stay healthy

Chronic loneliness can increase people’s risk of dying by more than 80%.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand