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Chris Molanphy

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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

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“Leaving Neverland,” the documentary about two men who say they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson as kids, is raising questions about how children process sexual abuse.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Canadian show “Workin’ Moms” gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up. Now in its third season, the show follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California has a surplus of abortion doctors. Some are commuting to states where it’s difficult to find an abortion provider, like Texas, Arizona, and Florida.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In just three months this year, there have been more than 200 reported cases of measles. Some parents are lying to public health investigators about whether their kids are vaccinated.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Democratic candidates are getting their days in the sun

from Left, Right & Center

Ken, what’s a “lolsuit”?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Students have filed a class-action lawsuit against the universities named in the college bribery scandal, which includes Stanford, USC and UCLA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

From a hipster coffee shop to a rum distillery and wine tasting rooms, new beverage businesses are popping up in and around Old Town Goleta, a section of town that has resisted…

from KCRW Features

According to hundreds of text messages leaked to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand