Arts

Generations of listeners have celebrated the signature songs of the artist who died this week at 81. But Withers' greater catalog reveals a man who stuck to his beliefs in the face of the pop machine.

from NPR

The CDC is recommending that all Americans should wear cloth masks or other face coverings if they go out in public — amid new concerns that infected people with no symptoms can still…

from Design and Architecture

Look outside your window these days and what you see is a sci-movie with silent streets devoid of life. Here are a few movies that have turned empty cities into art.

A new genre: empty-space operas

Look outside your window these days and what you see is a sci-movie with silent streets devoid of life. Here are a few movies that have turned empty cities into art.

from Film Reviews

In “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” first-time actress Sidney Flanigan plays Autumn, a 17 year old in a hollowed-out Pennsylvania town.

‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ director on making her art house abortion drama

In “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” first-time actress Sidney Flanigan plays Autumn, a 17 year old in a hollowed-out Pennsylvania town.

from The Business

AT&T has appointed former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar as the new head of WarnerMedia. That means he’ll oversee HBO, HBO Max, CNN, Warner Bros. and other WarnerMedia properties.

Hollywood news banter: New WarnerMedia CEO; virtual SXSW

AT&T has appointed former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar as the new head of WarnerMedia. That means he’ll oversee HBO, HBO Max, CNN, Warner Bros. and other WarnerMedia properties.

from The Business

Harry Dodge’s  My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing  shifts its scale from the cosmos to viruses.

Harry Dodge: My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing

Harry Dodge’s  My Meteorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing  shifts its scale from the cosmos to viruses.

from Bookworm

Jeff makes blackout poetry with cassette tapes.

HBM134: Questionable Hobbies of the Socially Isolated

Jeff makes blackout poetry with cassette tapes.

from Here Be Monsters

A museum offers a virtual tour. More artists are doing interviews on Instagram. The stimulus bill addresses the arts. Plus, I offer another art project to do at home.

Art Insider March 31: Artist interviews on Instagram Live, virtual museum visits, what the stimulus bill means for artists

A museum offers a virtual tour. More artists are doing interviews on Instagram. The stimulus bill addresses the arts. Plus, I offer another art project to do at home.

from Arts & Culture Stories

With people staying home, TV viewership continues to be on the rise. Several new streaming services were planned to launch in the coming months.

Hollywood news banter: questions on Quibi, layoffs at Endeavor

With people staying home, TV viewership continues to be on the rise. Several new streaming services were planned to launch in the coming months.

from The Business

We put out a call to people who work in the entertainment industry, asking them to share stories about how their lives have changed as the coronavirus pandemic shut down Hollywood.  …

Coronavirus and Hollywood: How are industry workers faring?

We put out a call to people who work in the entertainment industry, asking them to share stories about how their lives have changed as the coronavirus pandemic shut down Hollywood.  …

from The Business

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

from Film Reviews

With a lot of people now stuck at home, TV viewing across the country continues to spike. Viewers may be eager for new content.

Will new TV streamers HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi meet their launch dates?

With a lot of people now stuck at home, TV viewing across the country continues to spike. Viewers may be eager for new content.

from Hollywood Breakdown

COVID-19 is keeping a lot of people at home, basically twiddling their hopefully sanitized thumbs. Maybe it’s time to learn a craft?

Make quilts at home with the Quilting Cowboy from YouTube

COVID-19 is keeping a lot of people at home, basically twiddling their hopefully sanitized thumbs. Maybe it’s time to learn a craft?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Recollections of My Nonexistence is a personal, cultural, political, and journalistic hybrid narrative about the formative years in the life of Rebecca Solnit.

Rebecca Solnit: Recollections of My Nonexistence

Recollections of My Nonexistence is a personal, cultural, political, and journalistic hybrid narrative about the formative years in the life of Rebecca Solnit.

from Bookworm

In this new reality of staying home and social distancing, Angelenos might be missing their trips to art galleries.

Art galleries go digital during coronavirus outbreak

In this new reality of staying home and social distancing, Angelenos might be missing their trips to art galleries.

from Greater LA

Greg Laemmle, owner of the Laemmle chain of theaters, says his eight theaters are hurting: “We're hemorrhaging ... probably in the order of $20,000 - $30,000 a week, plus.”

Hemorrhaging up to $30,000/week. Will theaters survive coronavirus?

Greg Laemmle, owner of the Laemmle chain of theaters, says his eight theaters are hurting: “We're hemorrhaging ... probably in the order of $20,000 - $30,000 a week, plus.”

from Greater LA

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I coin a new word: concernvertisement, which describes those emails we’re all getting from anyone we’ve ever bought anything from.

Too much abundance

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I coin a new word: concernvertisement, which describes those emails we’re all getting from anyone we’ve ever bought anything from.

from Martini Shot

To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…

‘The Farewell’ director Lulu Wang needs your help gathering protective gear for doctors

To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…

from Greater LA

For one artist, digital adaptation is nothing new. A gallery opens a new show during shutdowns. An arts conference goes virtual.

Art Insider March 24: More digital galleries and events, at-home telescope craft

For one artist, digital adaptation is nothing new. A gallery opens a new show during shutdowns. An arts conference goes virtual.

from Arts & Culture Stories

How you can help the music industry — and how the music industry can help each other. Here are some ways you can support artists while we cope with the societal changes of coronavirus.

7 ways to help musicians and the music industry during the coronavirus outbreak

How you can help the music industry — and how the music industry can help each other. Here are some ways you can support artists while we cope with the societal changes of coronavirus.

from Music News