Arts & Culture

Southern California may not get the credit it deserves for its strong literary community and a great spoken word scene.

from Greater LA

The story of the Golden State Killer and how he was finally caught

Last year, with the help of modern DNA databases, investigators identified  Joe D’Angelo as the Golden State Killer.

Laila Lalami: The Other Americans

Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans is a polyphonic novel about social class and identity, with a revelation in every chapter.

Summer begins, but there's still snow on the Pacific Crest Trail

Kennedy Meadows, in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, not too far from towering Mt. Whitney is busy.

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I get super technical and talk about flywheels, which are those things on wheely machine parts which make it go whoosh, whoosh. See?

from Martini Shot

California Governor Gavin Newsom says he will support a bill that tightens vaccine requirements for school children.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Frank Sinatra used to hang out at a restaurant in Culver City, now restored as Dear John's. There, you'll see table-side Caesar salads, tuxedoed servers, and stiff martinis.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Poet Bridgette Bianca recently performed at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen in South LA.

from Greater LA

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A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, the 68-year-old poet and musician says she bears "the honor on behalf of the people and my ancestors" and aims to serve as an "ambassador" of the art form.

Joy Harjo becomes the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, the 68-year-old poet and musician says she bears "the honor on behalf of the people and my ancestors" and aims to serve as an "ambassador" of the art form.

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Mexican-American Journalist Leon Krauze responds to Trump's renewed plans for mass deportations, and describes the long-term impact of Trump's threats on Mexico

What English-Language Media Misses about Trump's Immigration Policy

Mexican-American Journalist Leon Krauze responds to Trump's renewed plans for mass deportations, and describes the long-term impact of Trump's threats on Mexico

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Edward Goldman talks about The Getty Research Institute’s exhibition marking the 100  th   anniversary of the Bauhaus school and a virtual exhibition of Rembrandt paintings in Southern…

Celebrating the Anniversaries of Bauhaus and Rembrandt

Edward Goldman talks about The Getty Research Institute’s exhibition marking the 100 th  anniversary of the Bauhaus school and a virtual exhibition of Rembrandt paintings in Southern…

from Art Talk

Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

Are LA’s new luxury apartments just sitting empty?

Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

from Design and Architecture

Summer arrives this week, and the beach is calling. Many of us will be swimming, surfing, and relaxing on the sand.

The best tide pools in Southern California

Summer arrives this week, and the beach is calling. Many of us will be swimming, surfing, and relaxing on the sand.

from Greater LA

The Lakers have landed the much-sought-after Anthony Davis, from the New Orleans Pelicans. Can he help the Lakers reach the top of the league?

The Lakers hope a major trade will turn their luck around

The Lakers have landed the much-sought-after Anthony Davis, from the New Orleans Pelicans. Can he help the Lakers reach the top of the league?

from Greater LA

LA is filled with dialect coaches helping actors prepare for roles, and maybe acquire or lose an accent.

Artificial intelligence tries to help you minimize your accent. Should you use it?

LA is filled with dialect coaches helping actors prepare for roles, and maybe acquire or lose an accent.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With its graphic depictions of drug addiction and sex, HBO's 'Euphoria' depicts a modern version of teen life that's beyond bleak.

Will HBO's 'Euphoria,' a graphic show about teens, cause a backlash?

With its graphic depictions of drug addiction and sex, HBO's 'Euphoria' depicts a modern version of teen life that's beyond bleak.

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“I’m expensive.” Freelance audio producers, say it to yourself repeatedly. Internalize this mantra.

Employers, you better have my money: Best practices for running a freelance business

“I’m expensive.” Freelance audio producers, say it to yourself repeatedly. Internalize this mantra.

from Arts & Culture Stories

This week, you can: celebrate the LA design world with 80 events packed into four days; check out artist-designed rugs; learn about preserving LA's architectural legacy; reflect on 15…

5 design things to do this week: June 17 - 23, 2019

This week, you can: celebrate the LA design world with 80 events packed into four days; check out artist-designed rugs; learn about preserving LA's architectural legacy; reflect on 15…

Ideological schisms favoring conservative views and controversies within religious institutions are turning many young people off religion.

Are young people finding religion, and where?

Ideological schisms favoring conservative views and controversies within religious institutions are turning many young people off religion.

from Greater LA

Denyse Barnes remembers exactly how she felt the day her church decided she could no longer become a pastor.

Methodists split over same-sex marriage, queer clergy

Denyse Barnes remembers exactly how she felt the day her church decided she could no longer become a pastor.

from Greater LA

Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Thomas Wilkins, was 8 years old when he found classical music. “Music was calling me by name.

Hollywood Bowl conductor Thomas Wilkins on connecting musicians

Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Thomas Wilkins, was 8 years old when he found classical music. “Music was calling me by name.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vanderbilt, the mother of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, was known for vivid paintings and collages, and for designing glamorous jeans.

Artist, heiress and designer Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

Vanderbilt, the mother of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, was known for vivid paintings and collages, and for designing glamorous jeans.

from NPR