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Flu symptoms are usually treated with Tamiflu and Z-Paks. Now more people are turning to cannabis.

Flu symptoms are usually treated with Tamiflu and Z-Paks. Now more people are turning to cannabis.

from KCRW Features

Vaccines and the N-Corona Virus

First SARS, then MERS, and now N-Corona suggest we have a new normal.

Putting citrus in the limelight

Citrus season is at its peak!

Ringing in the Year of the Rat

We celebrate the lunar year, known as   tết in Vietnamese culture  .  Bánh chưng, a rice and mung bean cake, is an essential dish in the celebration.  With banana leaf in hand, Gillian…

Around 2013, the term “exciting” started being used to describe the dining scene in Los Angeles.

from Good Food

When Chef Josh Niland   was diagnosed at age eight with Wilms’ Tumor, a form of childhood cancer affecting the kidneys, he spent countless days in treatment and at home, where he got…

from Good Food

Guy Ritchie is back, mostly for the better, in crime-caper mode with "The Gentlemen," a tale of criminal toughs and toffs in London trying to take down Matthew McConaughey's Mickey…

from Film Reviews

The Korean film “ Parasite ” has already made history--becoming the first Asian movie to ever win the top prize of Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards and the first Korean film to win the…

from The Business

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Costume design is an integral part of movies, a visual storytelling tool that the most engaged directors recognize. Arianne Phillips is one of those artists.

Arianne Phillips: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Costume design is an integral part of movies, a visual storytelling tool that the most engaged directors recognize. Arianne Phillips is one of those artists.

from The Treatment

With the jury set, the Harvey Weinstein trial is underway in New York, and the first few days have provided some dramatic and emotional testimony, especially from actress and alleged…

Emotional testimony at the Harvey Weinstein trial

With the jury set, the Harvey Weinstein trial is underway in New York, and the first few days have provided some dramatic and emotional testimony, especially from actress and alleged…

from Hollywood Breakdown

Latinx writers and critics are speaking out against Jeanine Cummins' new book American Dirt, calling its depiction of the migrant experience inauthentic and harmful. We asked Cummins to respond.

Latinx critics speak out against 'American Dirt'; Jeanine Cummins responds

Latinx writers and critics are speaking out against Jeanine Cummins' new book American Dirt, calling its depiction of the migrant experience inauthentic and harmful. We asked Cummins to respond.

from NPR

No larger than a bottle cap, abalone once were to California what lobster is to Maine but their populations are depleted.   Roseanna Xia    reports on the environment for the  Los…

Sea snails are staging their comeback

No larger than a bottle cap, abalone once were to California what lobster is to Maine but their populations are depleted.  Roseanna Xia  reports on the environment for the Los…

from Good Food

A new PBS documentary provides insight into a prison initiative that is fighting recidivism with an unlikely tool.

The Greatest Threat to the Prison Industrial Complex

A new PBS documentary provides insight into a prison initiative that is fighting recidivism with an unlikely tool.

from Scheer Intelligence

Daniel Mendelsohn’s  Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones  is an uncommon collection of essays that intertwine the personal with the intellectual and critical.

Daniel Mendelsohn: Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones

Daniel Mendelsohn’s  Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones  is an uncommon collection of essays that intertwine the personal with the intellectual and critical.

from Bookworm

One of the oldest hospitals in LA is permanently closing this week. Its owner, Verity Health System, filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The announcement of the closure came as a surprise.

St. Vincent Medical Center closes after a century, shocking community

One of the oldest hospitals in LA is permanently closing this week. Its owner, Verity Health System, filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The announcement of the closure came as a surprise.

from Greater LA

The Carrizo Plain National Monument boasts extensive spring wildfire blooms, and it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in California.

Threatened super bloom site is at heart of new film

The Carrizo Plain National Monument boasts extensive spring wildfire blooms, and it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in California.

from KCRW Features

Composer Jeff Beal (“House of Cards") has created new music for the Oscar-winning silent movie “Sunrise: A Song For Two Humans,” directed by German expressionist F.W. Murnau in 1927.

New music contextualizes ‘Sunrise’ film for 2020 audience

Composer Jeff Beal (“House of Cards") has created new music for the Oscar-winning silent movie “Sunrise: A Song For Two Humans,” directed by German expressionist F.W. Murnau in 1927.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I try to work at a co-working space but discover that what people do at co-working spaces is take a lot of breaks from working.

Happy Hour

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I try to work at a co-working space but discover that what people do at co-working spaces is take a lot of breaks from working.

from Martini Shot

We speak with a member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, which is made up of 14 men and women who help people plan their Disney vacations.

Planning a trip to Tomorrowland? Disney Parks Moms can help

We speak with a member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, which is made up of 14 men and women who help people plan their Disney vacations.

from Greater LA

Legends of an underground people on a small Baltic island.

HBM129: The Underearthlings

Legends of an underground people on a small Baltic island.

from Here Be Monsters

“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

The dangers and delicacy of Santa Barbara sea urchins

“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

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Across the country, many breweries are collaborating with musicians, films and theatrical productions to pair specific drinks with art and multisensory experiences.

New multisensory beers pair with music, nature, ‘Game of Thrones’

Across the country, many breweries are collaborating with musicians, films and theatrical productions to pair specific drinks with art and multisensory experiences.

from KCRW Features