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Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” builds a soundtrack out of vintage radio spots, commercials, and  music.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” builds a soundtrack out of vintage radio spots, commercials, and music.

from KCRW Features

President Trump’s broken bromance with his generals

Donald Trump took office with more generals in his cabinet than any previous president. It didn’t take long for all to resign or be fired.

Santa Barbara County is experiencing some of the fastest rising temperatures in the U.S.

Santa Barbara County is a prime destination for weekend getaways, known for its picturesque beaches and vineyards.

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I present my ID to the guard at the studio gate and wait to be waved through, and when I am, I’m elated, but also a little disappointed…

from Martini Shot

Most of the ocean floor has never been mapped in detail.  Some scientists are trying to change that, using sonar to see what satellites can’t.

from Here Be Monsters

In past growth spurts in L.A., most new development sprung up on virgin land. No longer. 21st century Los Angeles is built out.

from Arts & Culture Stories

The chances of flooding and debris flowing to areas burned by the 2017 Thomas Fire have greatly dropped.

from KCRW Features

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Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee talk about bringing “decorum,” pillowed tilt-up concrete and hidden outdoor rooms to their subtle remodel of UCLA’s graduate art studios on Hayden Avenue…

Johnston Marklee bring 'decorum' to Hayden Tract with UCLA’s graduate art studios

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee talk about bringing “decorum,” pillowed tilt-up concrete and hidden outdoor rooms to their subtle remodel of UCLA’s graduate art studios on Hayden Avenue…

from Design and Architecture

It’s the season of gift giving, and while some gifts may become cherished heirlooms, others will likely wind up at Goodwill not long after the holidays. Then what happens to them, and…

The second and third lives of your stuff

It’s the season of gift giving, and while some gifts may become cherished heirlooms, others will likely wind up at Goodwill not long after the holidays. Then what happens to them, and…

from Design and Architecture

The deadline to apply to the University of California was Thanksgiving weekend. Many private college applications are due in early January.

College admission pressures mount for LA high schoolers

The deadline to apply to the University of California was Thanksgiving weekend. Many private college applications are due in early January.

from Greater LA

KCET’s SoCal Connected is premiering an episode tonight called “Under Pressure.”

KCET documents the pressure facing college-bound high school students and their counselors

KCET’s SoCal Connected is premiering an episode tonight called “Under Pressure.”

from Greater LA

Netflix got us all hooked on binging, but some of the newer entries in the streaming wars are going a different direction.

Taking a break from the binge

Netflix got us all hooked on binging, but some of the newer entries in the streaming wars are going a different direction.

from Screengrab

This week grayscale paintings explore Americana, fabric sculptures straddle mediums, an artist plays with expressive linework, and LA artists respond to fire.

Art Insider Dec. 10: Playing with perception, off-kilter balance, and LA on fire

This week grayscale paintings explore Americana, fabric sculptures straddle mediums, an artist plays with expressive linework, and LA artists respond to fire.

from Arts & Culture Stories

Alonso Duralde and Dave White regularly review films for KCRW’s "Press Play." They each offer five of their top films of the year.

Best of 2019: Movies

Alonso Duralde and Dave White regularly review films for KCRW’s "Press Play." They each offer five of their top films of the year.

from Arts & Culture Stories

Candles were a lifeline until they became merely ornamental. So, how do the candles feel about this?

You Are a Candle

Candles were a lifeline until they became merely ornamental. So, how do the candles feel about this?

from Nocturne

This week: discuss how to maintain biodiversity in the post-anthropocene, shop for artisanal goods and hot vintage clothing; see artists response to the big question "why?"; check out…

5 design things to do: Dec 12-18

This week: discuss how to maintain biodiversity in the post-anthropocene, shop for artisanal goods and hot vintage clothing; see artists response to the big question "why?"; check out…

XOTX Tropico Nursery, founded in 1988, is a haven for endangered plant life. But now it’s endangered itself. The owner is required to vacate the nursery by December 30.

A West Hollywood ‘botanical museum’ will soon be uprooted

XOTX Tropico Nursery, founded in 1988, is a haven for endangered plant life. But now it’s endangered itself. The owner is required to vacate the nursery by December 30.

from Greater LA

Assemblymember Chad Mayes is the second California Republican to leave the party this year. Last week he re-registered with no party affiliation.

California politician leaves the GOP as Trump pulls the party further right

Assemblymember Chad Mayes is the second California Republican to leave the party this year. Last week he re-registered with no party affiliation.

from Greater LA

Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s “The Document," has put together a list of his favorite documentaries from the year.

Best of 2019: Documentaries

Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s “The Document," has put together a list of his favorite documentaries from the year.

Despite large barriers, Romania struggles to provide its 20 million citizens with adequate health care.

The plague of Romanian health care

Despite large barriers, Romania struggles to provide its 20 million citizens with adequate health care.

from Second Opinion

LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega recently found herself in Watts at Hawkins House of Burgers, a walk-up counter that’s been slinging hefty backyard-style burgers since…

Patricia Escárcega accepts a challenge at Hawkins House of Burgers

LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega recently found herself in Watts at Hawkins House of Burgers, a walk-up counter that’s been slinging hefty backyard-style burgers since…

from Good Food