One of the owners of the LA Weekly is suing his partners, alleging mismanagement and even fraud. It is the latest snafu for the new ownership group that has never really been embraced by the alt-weekly's readership.
Stevie Wonder’s entire life, according to conspiracy theorists, is a lie. He’s been able to see all along. But what does that have to do with the idea that plants are conscious beings capable of communication?
October brings a much-anticipated full-length recording from Phosphorescent, their first in five years. It's also the story of what took place for the band's founder Matthew Houck during that time; he fell in love, started a family, moved across country, and built a studio from the ground up. Blending the earthy with the incandescent, here's a characteristic snapshot from the record, "New Birth in New England."
This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I tell the story of two actors up for the same part who interpreted the character very differently, and what happened after that. Spoiler alert: they both got the job. Which almost never happens.
D.A.R.E. was once the most widely used school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country, and it was invented right here in Los Angeles. With pot now legal here in California, LAUSD is trying more a more subtle approach to educating kids about the dangers of marijuana use.
Senate confirmation looked like a done deal, but gender politics are disrupting the process. Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s unblemished record is up against a woman’s lifetime of trauma--depending on who you believe. What are the options for Senate Republicans less than two months before this year’s elections?
It's been one year since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico. LA Taco's Daniel Hernandez went to Mexico City to talk with three Americans about how their lives were changed. And why they stayed to rebuild in Mexico.
Host Allison Behringer plays the three finalists from the KCRW Radio Race “Bodies Award.” She takes us behind the scenes and explains why she chose these short stories. Each piece was created by independent producers in just one day as part of KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race. To learn more and to share your own story, visit our Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/BodiesPodcast/ . Nothing is off the table and everyone is welcome.
Jason Kramer features selections that range from carefully curated music from around the world with unique gems and quality tracks that will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning music aficionados.
It's a fact that sibling harmonies are as tight as you can get. Case in point: The Watson Twins - identical sisters who co-wrote and sang all the parts together for the first time on their forthcoming album, "Duo." Inspired by their Nashville backdrop, "Hustle and Shake" is an original twangy folk tune.
The biggest signing of the NBA off-season, without question, was in Los Angeles. Lebron James, considered by many as the best basketball player to ever play, is bringing his talents to Tinseltown. He will suit up for the L.A. Lakers. The Clippers have responded with a signing of their own. But it's not on the basketball court, but rather in the front office.
DnA visits The One, a "gigamansion" under construction in Bel Air with a record- breaking price tag of $500 million. And we'll compare the opulent homes of the first Gilded Age with the sleek glass boxes of what may be a new Gilded Age.
Ethan Hawke’s latest movie, “Blaze,” is about little-known country folk singer Blaze Foley. Foley struggled for years, writing and performing in anonymity. Foley was shot and killed in 1989, at age 39.
With the Emmys done and dusted, it's time to look ahead to fall TV. The fall season is no longer as big a deal as it used to be for network TV, but it's still a time when broadcast and streaming alike launch some big projects.
Every few years, with the release of new music from them, we are reminded of Guster's greatness. Seductively steady, "Hard Times" gives us a hint of an album on the horizon and showcases their unique charm via new sonic pathways.
When political institutions shut out wide swaths of people, the path to change is often through culture. Hip-hop scholar Jeff Chang gets political with Justin, calling out the strengths and stressors among black and Asian communities in California and American culture more broadly.
It’s easy to see why Lynn Nottage’s play “Sweat” won a Pulitzer prize. “Sweat” chronicles what happens to a union factory town when the old way of doing things isn’t doing it anymore. It’s set mostly in a local dive bar. The kind of place you go after your shift to grab a beer. The kind of place you celebrate every birthday since - well, hell you can’t even remember it’s been so long.
Neil deGrasse Tyson says astrophysicists are mostly peace-loving scientists, but have always been complicit in warfare. He also explains what war in space could look like, but why it’s unlikely to happen. His new book is titled “Accessory to War.”