Arts & Culture Stories

Hundreds of people congregated in downtown LA to mourn former Laker Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Nearby the Grammy Awards were taking place.

Color takes on several meanings, an artist delves into the melancholy of the female mind, and candles stand in for alt-right manifestoes.

This week: Three galleries team up to honor an L.A.-based fiber artist; a downtown gallery features a Memphis Design legend; a group show celebrates modern surrealism; and the costs of…

Art Insider Jan. 14: Irreverent crafts, colorful furniture, and MOCA goes free

This week: Three galleries team up to honor an L.A.-based fiber artist; a downtown gallery features a Memphis Design legend; a group show celebrates modern surrealism; and the costs of…

The nominations for the 2020 Academy awards were announced Monday morning, which showcased some historic nominations and notable upsets.

'Parasite' makes Oscars history, but lack of representation still persists

The nominations for the 2020 Academy awards were announced Monday morning, which showcased some historic nominations and notable upsets.

This week: A room-sized aquarium made of detritus, an artist questions systems that exclude disabled bodies, and a painter exhibits a whole show of books.

Art Insider Jan. 7: Psychedelic aquariums, art that examines disability, and floating books

This week: A room-sized aquarium made of detritus, an artist questions systems that exclude disabled bodies, and a painter exhibits a whole show of books.

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of The Gentlemen from STX Entertainment.

KCRW Partner Screening: The Gentlemen

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of The Gentlemen from STX Entertainment.

Sigur Rós’ Jónsi creates a multi-sensory soundscape, paintings defy conventions, and an exhibition looks at young black students’ challenges within the education system.

Art Insider Dec. 17: immersive soundscapes, and obstacles facing black students

Sigur Rós’ Jónsi creates a multi-sensory soundscape, paintings defy conventions, and an exhibition looks at young black students’ challenges within the education system.

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

Best of 2019: Spaces and places

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

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.

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.

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.

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Just Mercy from Warner Bros. Pictures. We hope to see you there!

KCRW Partner Screening: Just Mercy

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Just Mercy from Warner Bros. Pictures. We hope to see you there!

The team behind KCRW’s "Good Food," Evan Kleiman and Nick Liao, have put together a list of five great neighborhood restaurants to visit this year.

Best of 2019: Restaurants

The team behind KCRW’s "Good Food," Evan Kleiman and Nick Liao, have put together a list of five great neighborhood restaurants to visit this year.

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of 1917 from Universal Pictures.

KCRW Partner Screening: 1917

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of 1917 from Universal Pictures.

Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s “Bookworm,” has put together his favorite books of the year (in no particular order).

Best of 2019: Books

Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s “Bookworm,” has put together his favorite books of the year (in no particular order).

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of A Hidden Life from Fox Searchlight.

KCRW Partner Screening: A Hidden Life

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of A Hidden Life from Fox Searchlight.

This week, artists use light and pigment to create otherworldly effects, and two artists investigate the climate through unique personal styles.

Art Insider Dec 3: Alchemy of paint, serene lights, and fire and mass production

This week, artists use light and pigment to create otherworldly effects, and two artists investigate the climate through unique personal styles.

This week, artists use humor and cartoon characters to speak to deeper issues, talk about Michael Jackson, and approach diaspora in unique ways.

Art Insider Nov. 15: Monstrous ceramics, cartoons for climate change, and more

This week, artists use humor and cartoon characters to speak to deeper issues, talk about Michael Jackson, and approach diaspora in unique ways.

This week, we look at an art show about the romance and challenges of fatherhood, paintings with digital influences, and a retail pop-up store  in a gallery.

Art Insider Nov. 14: Romance of fatherhood, digitally-influenced paintings, and more

This week, we look at an art show about the romance and challenges of fatherhood, paintings with digital influences, and a retail pop-up store  in a gallery.

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of The Two Popes from Netflix.

KCRW Partner Screening: The Two Popes

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of The Two Popes from Netflix.

KCRW invites you to attend an advance screening of Queen & Slim from Universal Pictures.

KCRW Partner Screening: Queen & Slim

KCRW invites you to attend an advance screening of Queen & Slim from Universal Pictures.

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Dark Waters from Participant and Focus Features.

KCRW Partner Screening: Dark Waters

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Dark Waters from Participant and Focus Features.

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.

KCRW Partner Screening: Motherless Brooklyn

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Motherless Brooklyn from Warner Bros. Pictures.