Arts & Culture

A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet.

A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet. The film makes the stuff almost palpable, as no motion picture I've ever seen before.

from Film Reviews

Making Korean meals at home is easier than you think, says Sohui Kim

When you’re introduced to a cuisine by eating in restaurants, often times the process and pantry seem impenetrable.

Defending champion Sonoratown aims for tortilla perfection

KCRW and Gustavo Arellano’s second annual   Great Tortilla Tournament   is now underway, with 32 tortilla makers from across Southern California moving on to the second round this…

Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich on their careers and new film, ‘After the Wedding’

Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and writer-director Bart Freundlich make movies together--and they’re also a married couple.

Now in season, Biquinho peppers are coveted by chefs. Here’s why

Over at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, chefs are flocking to  Weiser Family Farms    for biquinho peppers.

CBS and Viacom have officially recombined , but not without a major struggle. It took Shari Redstone years to bring the two parts of her father’s media empire back together.

from The Business

LA is a city that runs on corn tortillas, and the best of them start with quality masa.

from Good Food

In 2018, Gustavo Arellano wrote for the New Yorker about Le Mirage Pastry, a Syrian bakery in Anaheim making bouza, a chewy ice cream studded with pistachios.

from Good Food

These days Los Angeles chef Jet Tila   is recognized by millions as a presenter on Iron Chef America. But cooking well, and teaching others how to do it, is still a passion of his.

from Good Food

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Our guests review "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," in which four teenagers dive into sunken ruins that turn out to be hunting ground for great white sharks; "Blinded by the Light," about a…

Surplus of shark films: Social commentary or just for thrills?

Our guests review "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," in which four teenagers dive into sunken ruins that turn out to be hunting ground for great white sharks; "Blinded by the Light," about a…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the last 50 years, the tech industry has re-shaped communication, the economy, and political landscape in America.

Silicon Valley's journey from obscurity to global powerhouse

In the last 50 years, the tech industry has re-shaped communication, the economy, and political landscape in America.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week saw the long-awaited recombining of CBS and Viacom.

ViacomCBS and the triumph of Shari Redstone

This week saw the long-awaited recombining of CBS and Viacom.

from Hollywood Breakdown

From Richie Havens to Jimi Hendrix, photographer Henry Diltz recalls his favorite moments of the historic festival.

Official photographer of Woodstock remembers the festival 50 years later

From Richie Havens to Jimi Hendrix, photographer Henry Diltz recalls his favorite moments of the historic festival.

from KCRW Features

Where would America be without the muckraking journalists and the publications that champion their work?

Democracy Dies Without Alternative Media

Where would America be without the muckraking journalists and the publications that champion their work?

from Scheer Intelligence

From the archives, a highly resonate conversation with Toni Morrison about transfiguring love, as portrayed in her novel     Beloved    .

Toni Morrison: Beloved

From the archives, a highly resonate conversation with Toni Morrison about transfiguring love, as portrayed in her novel  Beloved .

from Bookworm

The late writer and author Charles Bukowski was born in current-day Germany, but his prose was influenced by his years living in LA. He died more than 25 years ago.

San Pedro plans to build Charles Bukowski statue

The late writer and author Charles Bukowski was born in current-day Germany, but his prose was influenced by his years living in LA. He died more than 25 years ago.

from Greater LA

At the Ventura County Fair, one of the most exciting events is the annual table setting competition.

Table setting: a fierce competition at the Ventura County Fair

At the Ventura County Fair, one of the most exciting events is the annual table setting competition.

from Greater LA

KCRW and Film Independent invite you to an advance screening of Official Secrets from IFC films.

KCRW Partner Screening: Official Secrets

KCRW and Film Independent invite you to an advance screening of Official Secrets from IFC films.

from Arts & Culture Stories

This is Rob Long, and I got an “new email address” message that has the wrong email, and it’s emblematic of a bedrock truth about the entertainment industry: it was better when it was…

The Hollywood 'email update'

This is Rob Long, and I got an “new email address” message that has the wrong email, and it’s emblematic of a bedrock truth about the entertainment industry: it was better when it was…

from Martini Shot

Before Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Barbara Counties became the top destinations for California wine, there was Los Angeles County.   
  LA had the land space, fertile soil and climate to…

How one company hopes to revive wine production in LA

Before Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Barbara Counties became the top destinations for California wine, there was Los Angeles County.  LA had the land space, fertile soil and climate to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

You never know who just might win! Tasting notes from the judges.

#TortillaTournament week 1 recap: Upsets galore!

You never know who just might win! Tasting notes from the judges.

from Good Food

Supervisors cancelled the latest planned contract to rebuild the Men's Central Jail. So what now?

Supervisors search for new direction in criminal justice system

Supervisors cancelled the latest planned contract to rebuild the Men's Central Jail. So what now?

from KCRW Features

Museum Row on Wilshire Boulevard is in the midst of some big changes.

Museums on Wilshire get revamped, but are pedestrians being forgotten?

Museum Row on Wilshire Boulevard is in the midst of some big changes.

from Design and Architecture