Chase Stone

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KCRW’s Kim Masters recently sat down with author Lawrence Wright to talk about his new book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.  He described the leader of…

On Scientology and Hollywood…

KCRW’s Kim Masters recently sat down with author Lawrence Wright to talk about his new book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.  He described the leader of…

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Today’s Los Angeles Times has new evidence of just how far church leaders went to cover up child abuse. The Times got access to memos between now-retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and…

Files point to child sex abuse cover-up at LA Archdiocese

Today’s Los Angeles Times has new evidence of just how far church leaders went to cover up child abuse. The Times got access to memos between now-retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and…

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Cigarette taxes have reached an all time high in some states, causing illegal cigarette smuggling to increase.

Are you smoking smuggled cigarettes?

Cigarette taxes have reached an all time high in some states, causing illegal cigarette smuggling to increase.

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Leimert Park is such an important community for me, as it has become a virtual connection to another era of Black excellence, The Harlem Renaissance.

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Writer-director Oliver Hermanus discusses his new film and the complex history of his native South Africa on this week’s “Scheer Intelligence.”

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Actress Ciara Bravo on discovering her characters’ secrets.

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"The Courier," a Cold War spy thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is earnest to a fault.

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In "Nobody," the star of "Better Call Saul" plays a placid suburbanite who discovers the pleasures of revenge.

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This week, LA officials unveiled a $259 million rental relief fund with priority for low-income residents.

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It’s been one year since concert venues and music festivals have indefinitely closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is worried about the Oscars telecast, and they have every right to be.

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As California gears up to reopen in mid-June, the prospect of returning to the office is creating anxiety for the workforce that was forced to work from home due to the COVID-19…

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