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, 2016
from 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, 2014
Jun. 2, 2011
Roman Mars talks about LA, writing for print v. radio, and whether he secretly yearns to be a designer.
from Design and Architecture
This week on The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell speaks with Emmy-winning actor Jeremy Strong about playing social activist Jerry Rubin in Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
from The Treatment
Alex Gibney ’s documentaries often delve into high-level corruption. He’s out this fall with two projects that focus on the Trump administration.
from The Business
KCRW's Independent Producer Project and Misha Euceph , founder and CEO of Dustlight Productions, hosted a discussion about podcasting and intellectual property Saturday, October 10.
from Special Programming
Marilynne Robinson’s “Jack” is a book that Bookworms have been eager to read: the fourth volume of her multi-award-winning Gilead novels.
When one thinks about the greatest rap groups of all time, Sugarhill Gang might be an afterthought, says Lost Notes host Hanif Abdurraqib.
from Lost Notes
James Steyer is taking on Mark Zuckerberg and other tech barons and he wants to empower the rest of us to do the same.
from Scheer Intelligence
The Hollywood Commission, a new organization chaired by Anita Hill, is out with a survey on harassment in Hollywood and plans to launch a reporting platform next year.
from The Business
This week, artists find unique ways to bridge connections in chaotic times.
from Arts & Culture Stories