Arts

Language-loving twin sisters discover themselves united by passion but separated by needs in The Grammarians, the eleventh book by Cathleen Schine.

from Bookworm

A new exhibit from Los Angeles artist Betye Saar opens this weekend at LACMA. It’s called “Betye Saar: Call and Response."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I talk with authority about Deep Fakes — those digitized and undetectable fakes of actors and well-known people doing and saying things…

Fake Rob

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I talk with authority about Deep Fakes — those digitized and undetectable fakes of actors and well-known people doing and saying things…

from Martini Shot

A lot of America's trash and plastic recyclables end up in landfills of poorer nations, like Malaysia, India, and South Africa. Harare houses one of the largest landfills in Zimbabwe.

Tapestries of plastic waste in downtown LA

A lot of America's trash and plastic recyclables end up in landfills of poorer nations, like Malaysia, India, and South Africa. Harare houses one of the largest landfills in Zimbabwe.

from Greater LA

This summer, Brian Rochefort’s   Absorption by the Sun   exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara provided the backdrop to two KCRW Summer Nights events, so I visited…

Brian Rochefort: The man behind the craters

This summer, Brian Rochefort’s Absorption by the Sun exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara provided the backdrop to two KCRW Summer Nights events, so I visited…

from KCRW Features

Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

Henry Huntington, builder of Los Angeles

Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

from Design and Architecture

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite. Unlike today’s success-oriented "kids," he says.

No to spotlights, yes to tablecloths... and other 'Notes on Decor' from Paul Fortune

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite. Unlike today’s success-oriented "kids," he says.

from Design and Architecture

Vox's TV critic, Emily VanDerWerff, has dubbed fall of 2019 "the best in a decade" when it comes to TV shows. She's compiled a list of 15 shows premiering in the next couple of months.

Which new TV shows should you watch this fall?

Vox's TV critic, Emily VanDerWerff, has dubbed fall of 2019 "the best in a decade" when it comes to TV shows. She's compiled a list of 15 shows premiering in the next couple of months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It's the battle of the limited series! Plus, will "Game of Thrones" dominate? How about "Veep?" And will a hostless show hold viewers' attention?

At 2019 Emmys, will HBO or Netflix take home more statues?

It's the battle of the limited series! Plus, will "Game of Thrones" dominate? How about "Veep?" And will a hostless show hold viewers' attention?

from Screengrab

The frame for John Leguziamo’s latest one man show is an eighth grade history textbook … well that and a bit of racist bullying.

Time to get schooled

The frame for John Leguziamo’s latest one man show is an eighth grade history textbook … well that and a bit of racist bullying.

from Opening the Curtain

You might be surprised to learn, as I was, that Ric Ocasek of the Cars, who passed away this weekend in his New York City apartment at the age of 75, was older or the same age as any…

Remembering Ric Ocasek of the Cars

You might be surprised to learn, as I was, that Ric Ocasek of the Cars, who passed away this weekend in his New York City apartment at the age of 75, was older or the same age as any…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Columnist Molly Ivins said whatever she wanted about powerful people, including Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, and Newt Gingrich.

Documentary celebrates pioneering Texas columnist Molly Ivins

Columnist Molly Ivins said whatever she wanted about powerful people, including Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, and Newt Gingrich.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

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Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.

from The Fink + Forty Show

Author and screenwriter Walter Mosley says he left a writer's room over a complaint about his language.

Walter Mosley said the n-word at work. Then HR called.

Author and screenwriter Walter Mosley says he left a writer's room over a complaint about his language.

from KCRW Features

The lead singer of The Cars — the offbeat Boston rock band that became a mainstay of radio in the 1980s — died Sunday afternoon in Manhattan.

Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, has died

The lead singer of The Cars — the offbeat Boston rock band that became a mainstay of radio in the 1980s — died Sunday afternoon in Manhattan.

from NPR Music

In the new movie ‘ Hustlers ,’ Constance Wu plays a struggling stripper named Destiny.

For filmmaker Lorene Scafaria, making ‘Hustlers’ was far from easy

In the new movie ‘ Hustlers ,’ Constance Wu plays a struggling stripper named Destiny.

from The Business

After many months of waiting, Apple’s streaming TV service is almost here.

Hollywood news banter: Apple TV+ is coming soon, and it’s cheap!

After many months of waiting, Apple’s streaming TV service is almost here.

from The Business

Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.

Mary Ruefle: Dunce

Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.

from Bookworm

Daniel Johnston suffered a heart attack and died at age 58 this week. He suffered from a lot of medical problems, including schizophrenia and manic depression.

Filmmaker on Daniel Johnston: 'In his mania, he created these masterpieces and had no filters'

Daniel Johnston suffered a heart attack and died at age 58 this week. He suffered from a lot of medical problems, including schizophrenia and manic depression.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After a seemingly endless wait, we finally know some of the crucial details of Apple TV+.

Apple lifts the veil on TV+

After a seemingly endless wait, we finally know some of the crucial details of Apple TV+.

from Hollywood Breakdown