President of the PEN American Center, a membership association of prominent literary writers and editors; author of Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them as well as the novels A Changed Man and Goldengrove
Picture actors onstage wearing outlandish costumes, exaggerating their lines and making silly jokes. Who are they and why are they doing this?
Dec. 5, 2016from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Prose’s protagonist, Lou Villars, is based on the athlete and Gestapo interrogator Violette Morris, who was photographed with her lover in a Parisian nightclub in 1932.
Jul. 17, 2014from Bookworm
Jun. 2, 2011from Bookworm
In his feature film directorial debut 'The Report', Scott Z. Burns applies his unique approach to look at the truth behind the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" after 9/11.
Nov. 14from The Treatment
Jeff Stanzler uses virtual reality for good in his dramatic new project "State Power".
Nov. 1from The Treatment
Dozens of fired employees protested in front of the now-shuttered Marciano Art Foundation on Friday.
Nov. 8from KCRW Features
The west coast is called the west coast for a reason. When you look out at the ocean, you’re facing west. That’s not the case along the coast of Santa Barbara.
Nov. 22from KCRW Features
Movies about car racing sound like operas scored entirely for bassos. "Ford v Ferrari" fills that bill, but it also has significant things to say on a variety of worthy subjects.
Nov. 15from Film Reviews
Here's an all-points bulletin about Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman."
Nov. 1from Film Reviews
This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I break the first rule of show business, which is "Nobody Pays for Homework". It’s basically a history lesson.
Nov. 6from Martini Shot
Comfort turns to horror when the night becomes weaponized - used to terrorize and control. This is the most ominous embodiment of the night.
Nov. 12from Nocturne
We travel to another dimension, where Rod Serling stretched the imagination and tapped into a societal psyche.
Oct. 31from Greater LA