Chase Stone

KCRW Staff

Chase Stone on KCRW

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…

from Arts & Culture Stories

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…

from News Stories

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.

from News Stories

More from KCRW

The latest film releases are Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, Taking Venice, Hit Man, and Queen of the Deuce.

from Weekend Film Reviews

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni discuss why Comcast’s proposed bid for NBA TV rights put Warner Bros. Discovery in a tight spot.

from The Business

Lost Notes examines the legacy of Reggie Andrews, a world-class musician, producer, and mentor who changed the lives of countless young musicians in South LA.

from Lost Notes

Before a note is sung, artists at the LA Opera Costume Shop put in hundreds of hours of work creating outfits that bring each show to life.

from KCRW Features

A frighteningly lackluster summer box office, human ScarJo dukes it out with OpenAI’s ‘definitely-not-supposed-to-sound-like-ScarJo’ ScarJo, and the movies making noise at this year’s…

from The Business

Kim Masters and Matt Belloni break down the biggest stories to come out of the 2024 Upfronts.

from The Business

Last year’s Hollywood strikes did not result in more reality TV production, as expected. Rather, the green lit unscripted shows are shifting to franchises and sports.

from KCRW Features

Basketball star Cailin Clark signed with the Indiana Fever, but she’s elevating the entire WNBA. Will a rising interest in women’s basketball boost the LA Sparks?

from KCRW Features

The latest film releases are Young Woman and the Sea, Jim Henson Idea Man, In A Violent Nature, and The Young Wife.

from Weekend Film Reviews