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How will the nation’s rage over Kavanaugh affect California politics? 9 MIN

The confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is moving to the next step. While it’s not certain he’ll get a spot on the Supreme Court, rage is building nationwide. We look at how this saga might affect the midterm elections, especially key House races in California.

Guests:
Paul Mitchell, Political Data, Inc (@paulmitche11 )

How does ‘Venom’ stack up to other 2018 comic book films? 13 MIN, 55 SEC

Our critics review “Venom,” about the villain from Spider-Man, starring Tom Hardy; “The Hate U Give,” about a teenager who witnesses a police officer fatally shooting her best friend; “A Star Is Born,” the second remake of the 1937 movie of the same name.

Guests:
Roth Cornet, ScreenJunkies News (@RothCornet)
Tim Grierson, Film Critic (@TimGrierson)

In new exhibit and book, a mash-up of graffiti and hip-hop 14 MIN, 38 SEC

Photographer Janette Beckman took photos of young up-and-coming punk bands in London in the 1970s. A decade later, she moved to New York at the dawn of hip-hop, and photographed bands like Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, and LL Cool J. She teamed up with Cey Adams, who started as a graffiti artist, then became Creative Director at Def Jam Records to create a book and exhibition called “The Mash Up.”

Guests:
Janette Beckman, photographer (@janettebeckman)
Cey Adams, artist

Are ‘experience’ museums only for Instagram and nothing else? 10 MIN, 24 SEC

Two new pop-up “experience” museums opened in the LA area this week. There’s Cheat Day Land, where you can lift donut dumbbells, swim in a cereal bowl, and pose in front of murals of chocolate cake. At “The Pizza Experience” in Pasadena, you can go into a pizza nightclub, and sit on a pizza box throne. Instagram is flooded with photos of people at these kinds of museums. New York Times critic Amanda Hess spent the whole summer visiting these pop-up museums. She says the experience nearly broke her.


KCRW's Anna Scott and her husband at the Museum of Ice Cream.
Photo courtesy of Scott. 

Guests:
Amanda Hess, Slate (@amandahess)

More:
The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’

CREDITS

KCRW's Anna Scott and her husband at the Museum of Ice Cream. Photo courtesy of Scott. 

Hosts:
Madeleine Brand
Duarte Geraldino

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or
Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir

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