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

from Arts & Culture Stories

Sesame Street debuted 50 years ago, and it’s still going strong, reaching more than 100 million children worldwide.  
  Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie and the other muppets…

Over 50 years, Sesame Street takes on serious adult issues

Sesame Street debuted 50 years ago, and it’s still going strong, reaching more than 100 million children worldwide.  Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie and the other muppets…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At $7 a month, or free for Verizon customers, Disney+ seems like a steal. But unlike some of the other streaming services, it won't have a ton of new content upon debut.

Disney+ is here. Is it a must-have if you don't have kids?

At $7 a month, or free for Verizon customers, Disney+ seems like a steal. But unlike some of the other streaming services, it won't have a ton of new content upon debut.

from Screengrab

Every divorce story is a marriage story, but every movie about divorce is not on the level of Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story."

Marriage Story

Every divorce story is a marriage story, but every movie about divorce is not on the level of Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story."

from Film Reviews

At a recent conference,  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings spoke out about some topics , and not everyone in Hollywood will like what he had to say.

Hollywood news banter: Netflix’s Reed Hastings speaks his truth

At a recent conference, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings spoke out about some topics , and not everyone in Hollywood will like what he had to say.

from The Business

In the trailer of the Universal movie ‘The Hunt,’ produced by horror kingpin Jason Blum, a character explains, “Every year a bunch of elites kidnap normal folk like us...and hunt us…

Writer Damon Lindelof on what happened with ‘The Hunt’

In the trailer of the Universal movie ‘The Hunt,’ produced by horror kingpin Jason Blum, a character explains, “Every year a bunch of elites kidnap normal folk like us...and hunt us…

from The Business

Maz Jobrani is an immigrant from Iran. He likes to target President Trump, and was especially critical when Trump’s travel ban went into effect in 2017.

Comedian Maz Jobrani on handling pro-Trump hecklers, and how he nearly became Trump Jr.

Maz Jobrani is an immigrant from Iran. He likes to target President Trump, and was especially critical when Trump’s travel ban went into effect in 2017.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Christopher Lloyd Dennis died this week in the San Fernando Valley. He was one of the first people on Hollywood Blvd.

Remembering Christopher Dennis, who played Superman on the Walk of Fame

Christopher Lloyd Dennis died this week in the San Fernando Valley. He was one of the first people on Hollywood Blvd.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “Doctor Sleep,” based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name and is a sequel to “The Shining;” “Honey Boy,” written by Shia LaBeouf about his own life…

‘Honey Boy’ feels like an intense therapy session for Shia LaBeouf

Our critics review “Doctor Sleep,” based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name and is a sequel to “The Shining;” “Honey Boy,” written by Shia LaBeouf about his own life…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At the New York Times Dealbook Conference, the Netflix CEO weighed in on Saudi Arabia, increased playback speeds, and the theatrical experience.

Netflix's Reed Hastings says what he really thinks

At the New York Times Dealbook Conference, the Netflix CEO weighed in on Saudi Arabia, increased playback speeds, and the theatrical experience.

from Hollywood Breakdown

For two decades, Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines. His regime was notorious for brutality and corruption.

How Imelda Marcos, 90, is consolidating power in the Philippines

For two decades, Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines. His regime was notorious for brutality and corruption.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Edward Norton, writer, director and star of 'Motherless Brooklyn', discusses the time-traveling and imperatives that attracted him to this private eye story.

Edward Norton: 'Motherless Brooklyn'

Edward Norton, writer, director and star of 'Motherless Brooklyn', discusses the time-traveling and imperatives that attracted him to this private eye story.

from The Treatment

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.

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are meeting in LA this week.

Congress wants more Latinx representation in Hollywood

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are meeting in LA this week.

from Greater LA

More than 60 new TV series are debuting this month, and basically none of them are on broadcast TV. Apple TV+ launched last week. Disney+ is launching next Tuesday.

The mad rush to recreate Netflix is making TV more expensive

More than 60 new TV series are debuting this month, and basically none of them are on broadcast TV. Apple TV+ launched last week. Disney+ is launching next Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the week between the launch of Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus, Mike and Joe discuss HBO Max, which held a big presentation recently.

HBO Max will have no shortage of content, but do they risk diluting the brand?

In the week between the launch of Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus, Mike and Joe discuss HBO Max, which held a big presentation recently.

from Screengrab

The setup at the center of Mike Birbiglia's one-man show "The New One" is not particularly new. In fact, it's familiar trope: the reluctant dad.

Comfort food comedy with a dark side

The setup at the center of Mike Birbiglia's one-man show "The New One" is not particularly new. In fact, it's familiar trope: the reluctant dad.

from Opening the Curtain

Kanye West’s new album is only 27 minutes long. It’s called “Jesus is King.” But not all his fans are saying “hallelujah.”

Kanye West goes gospel

Kanye West’s new album is only 27 minutes long. It’s called “Jesus is King.” But not all his fans are saying “hallelujah.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand