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John Lanchester’s The Wall is a wild love story with a dystopian backdrop.

from Bookworm

Teenage Offenders: Reckoning with a Punk Past

The Freeze were an early American punk band. Now, 40 years later, two members reckon with the lyrics they wrote as teenagers.

Julian Assange Is Being Used as a Smokescreen

The U.S. government’s attack on the WikiLeaks founder covers up a menacing assault on the First Amendment, argues journalist Bruce Shapiro.

George Condo at Spruth Magers

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about the pleasure of his visual voraciousness

Abigail Disney calls out Disney CEO Robert Iger's astounding pay

Following a well-received Twitter thread, Abigail Disney wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post highlighting just how much more Bob Iger takes home compared to the median pay of a…

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I go to a pitch meeting and at the end of it, I have no idea who is supposed to call whom. That used to be an agent’s job.

from Martini Shot

Sudan has been involved in ongoing civil wars since 1983. The wars were about religion, culture and resources. By 2005, approximately two million civilians had died. Listen to the latest episode of Here Be Monsters.

from Here Be Monsters

Edward Goldman talks about a variety of cultural and political programs at Los Angeles Museums challenging our perspectives concerning art, sex and politics.

from Art Talk

Film Independent Presents and KCRW bring you an advance screening of Trial By Fire from Roadside Attractions.

from Arts & Culture Stories

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In the spirit of Passover, DnA explores an exodus story with a profound design impact.

How the Bauhaus inspired a new architecture for the 'reborn Jew'

In the spirit of Passover, DnA explores an exodus story with a profound design impact.

from Design and Architecture

It was Easter Sunday in Paris and this year Catholics did not celebrate the holiest of days at Notre Dame.

Architects gear up for a high-profile competition: redesigning Notre Dame

It was Easter Sunday in Paris and this year Catholics did not celebrate the holiest of days at Notre Dame.

from Design and Architecture

Last week DnA brought you to Coachella, where the stages are decked out in the latest technologies.

Klaus Frahm’s photographs pull back curtain on opera stages

Last week DnA brought you to Coachella, where the stages are decked out in the latest technologies.

from Design and Architecture

Whether you subscribe to skinny bundles that include live TV, or more traditional streaming video on demand services, you may have noticed your monthly subscription prices going up…

TV streaming prices creeping up? It's not your imagination.

Whether you subscribe to skinny bundles that include live TV, or more traditional streaming video on demand services, you may have noticed your monthly subscription prices going up…

from Screengrab

What is it about the night, about what happens in the darkness, when most people are asleep?

Overnights

What is it about the night, about what happens in the darkness, when most people are asleep?

from Nocturne

In the Geffen Playhouse’s latest production, you’re going to office hours at an elite university.

The tenure of white supremacy

In the Geffen Playhouse’s latest production, you’re going to office hours at an elite university.

from Opening the Curtain

This week, you can: hear authors talk about early 20th century LA architects; and talk about building and gentrification in LA now; go to a photo festival in repurposed shipping…

5 design things to do this week: April 22 - 28, 2019

This week, you can: hear authors talk about early 20th century LA architects; and talk about building and gentrification in LA now; go to a photo festival in repurposed shipping…

Social psychologists and economists are working from all sides to figure out how to change doctors' prescribing behaviors, but it is not always about what’s best for patients.

Changing prescribers' behaviors to stop prescribing drugs that don’t work.

Social psychologists and economists are working from all sides to figure out how to change doctors' prescribing behaviors, but it is not always about what’s best for patients.

from Second Opinion

In the new Netflix comedy series ‘ Special ,’ Ryan O’Connell plays a version of himself. Ryan Hayes is a gay man beset by millennial angst, who also has cerebral palsy.

Ryan O’Connell on his new Netflix comedy series 'Special'

In the new Netflix comedy series ‘ Special ,’ Ryan O’Connell plays a version of himself. Ryan Hayes is a gay man beset by millennial angst, who also has cerebral palsy.

from The Business

An already heated battle is now heading to court. The WGA  filed suit against  the top talent agencies over the practice of TV packaging.

Hollywood news banter: WGA sues the major talent agencies

An already heated battle is now heading to court. The WGA filed suit against the top talent agencies over the practice of TV packaging.

from The Business

Only a handful of restaurants in LA specialize in authentic Uyghur food, so when LA Times restaurant critic  Bill Addison    heard about  Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine    in Alhambra, he knew…

Bill Addison goes out for Uyghur food

Only a handful of restaurants in LA specialize in authentic Uyghur food, so when LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison  heard about Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine  in Alhambra, he knew…

from Good Food