Author and staff writer for the New Yorker
On April 29, 1986, a fire raged through the Los Angeles Central Library. Nearly every firefighter in the city was there. It was the greatest loss to any public library in U.S.
Nov. 13, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
One of the most unlistenable bands of the ‘60s became a cult favorite decades later, gaining praise from the likes of Frank Zappa, Kurt Cobain and Sonic Youth.
May. 10, 2018from Lost Notes
From her early attraction to the Grateful Dead to the kinship she feels with The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and a master guitarist from Congo, Susan Orlean's song picks are diverse and deeply personal.
Jun. 24, 2015from Guest DJ Project
A Mercy (Knopf) In this first of two conversations with Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, we explore the backgrounds of her novel, A Mercy.
Aug. 8from Bookworm
Rock musician Cody Marks and her band have been playing at California prisons for more than a decade as part of the nonprofit Jail Guitar Doors, which offers music workshops as a form…
Aug. 13from Greater LA
The communities of Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton are recovering after attackers shot and killed at least 34 people and injured dozens more. Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown…
Aug. 9from KCRW Features
In the past few years there's been a very real invasion from Mexico--by remarkably gifted filmmakers.
Aug. 23from Film Reviews
The two parts of the Redstone media empire are on the verge of becoming one. Again. CBS and Viacom were split apart in 2006, and by the looks of things, will soon be reunited.
Aug. 13from Screengrab
Supervisors cancelled the latest planned contract to rebuild the Men's Central Jail. So what now?
Aug. 14from KCRW Features
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) has garnered a lot of media attention and a huge fan base, and some soccer fans want to point out that there's another team in LA: the Galaxy.
Aug. 21from Greater LA
This week, you can: catch the end of a blockbuster hip-hop photography show; see how artists draw inspiration from the urban environment; sit in a tea house made of tree branches;…
Aug. 12from Design and Architecture
The Marvel superhero Spider-Man is owned by Sony, but for the past five years, a unique arrangement had Sony and Disney sharing the character, which meant Spidey could show up in other…
Aug. 23from Hollywood Breakdown