Chris Molanphy

music critic

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Feature writer and critic who covers music and the pop charts for Pitchfork, Slate, NPR Music, and more

Chris Molanphy on KCRW

Grammy nominations are out today and Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” leads the pack. But the prestige of winning a Grammy has seemingly fallen to the cultural wayside.

Why are the Grammys called Grammys? And other questions

Grammy nominations are out today and Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” leads the pack. But the prestige of winning a Grammy has seemingly fallen to the cultural wayside.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Adele’s new album, 25, has broken the music industry’s record for most albums sold in a single week. And the week is barely halfway through!

Adele's Record-Breaking Record

Adele’s new album, 25, has broken the music industry’s record for most albums sold in a single week. And the week is barely halfway through!

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The song 'Walking on Sunshine' has been used or covered in so many TV commercials, shows and movies, that it earns about a million dollars a year.

'Walking on Sunshine' Sells for $15 Million

The song 'Walking on Sunshine' has been used or covered in so many TV commercials, shows and movies, that it earns about a million dollars a year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Central America this week. She told would-be migrants in Guatemala “do not come” (to the U.S.), which drew criticism from progressive democrats.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the first Capitol riot defendant to be sentenced, Ukrainian oligarchs, Bolton’s off the hook for his book and the Trump Organization sues New York…

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

The second American Revolution: A work in progress

from Scheer Intelligence

Political fallout is mounting as LA grapples with how to house its many residents living on the streets.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To tell if a dispensary is licensed or not, use your phone to scan the QR code by its front door. Also standard business hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

from KCRW Features

Did you know California has had 6 state capitals in its history? Actually, seven, if you count both times Sacramento has held the distinction.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

It’s been two weeks since a gunman in San Jose reported to work, opened fire, and killed nine people before killing himself.

Jobs numbers are up but a recovery still looks rocky as we emerge from the pandemic.

from Left, Right & Center

Crowns & Hops , based in Inglewood, will be LA’s first Black-owned brewery.

from Greater LA