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A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.

A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.
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A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.

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English


Episodes

The man who made Donald Trump a TV star

1/18/2019
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"The Apprentice" creator Mark Burnett is the subject of a riveting, comprehensive story in The New Yorker; Sony Music is reportedly dropping R. Kelly; Isabella Rossellini is the ringleader of an animal circus!

Duration:00:26:30

Tracy Letts' view from 'Linda Vista'

1/17/2019
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The playwright talks about his latest production, which revolves around a man going through a divorce and an epic mid-life crisis; the band Los Texmaniacs has a timely remake of a Woody Guthrie song about farmworkers.

Duration:00:25:57

Where there's 'Fyre,' there's smoke

1/16/2019
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The much-hyped Fyre Festival seemed to good to be true —and, as a new Netflix documentary shows, that was sadly the case; YouTube's struggles to police user-generated content; the influential artist and critic Manny Farber.

Duration:00:26:14

The Grammys have H.E.R. in the awards mix

1/15/2019
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The 21-year-old singer who prefers to remain anonymous is nominated for Album of the Year and Best New Artist; NBC Universal joins the crowded field of streaming services; the Spanish singer Rosalía is putting a fresh spin on flamenco.

Duration:00:26:11

L.A. Dance Project settles into its new home

1/14/2019
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The company led by Benjamin Millepied is presenting its first full season in its new home in L.A.'s Arts District; a former Weinstein Company film, "The Upside," won the box office this weekend. What has become of all the former Weinstein properties?; generations of African-American harpists bond over their connection to a pioneer of the genre.

Duration:00:27:40

'A Star is Born' has the upper hand in awards season

1/11/2019
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The remake with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga is the only movie nominated in all 11 guild and film society award competitions; Merrill Markoe and Megan Koester chat about their audiobook, "The Indignities of Being a Woman"; the venerable country-swing band Asleep at the Wheel is still rollin' along.

Duration:00:27:44

'The Good Place': Finding laughs in ethics and philosophy

1/10/2019
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Series creator Michael Schur and one of the show's key writers, Jen Statsky, talk about the ways that the cast and crew take their own research and turn it into a hit show; John Lasseter was ousted from Pixar over inappropriate behavior, and his hiring at another studio has created a furor.

Duration:00:28:11

Why so few women behind the camera?

1/9/2019
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In 2018, for the first time in the 90-year history of the Academy Awards, a woman was nominated for cinematography. Why did this recognition take so long?; L.A.-based singer/songwriters recently gathered in Topanga Canyon to share their works; on Song Exploder, Yo-Yo Ma deconstructs one of his signature Bach performances.

Duration:00:27:44

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' continues to reverberate

1/8/2019
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The film just received a Writers Guild Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and is considered a contender for several Academy Award nods; 'Surviving R. Kelly' revisits scathing accusations against the singer; The Count Basie Orchestra swings its way to another Grammy nomination.

Duration:00:27:47

Nothing escapes the eye of Mark Seliger

1/7/2019
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The photographer's wide-ranging vision is on exhibit at the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles; Eugene Jarecki's Elvis Presley documentary, "The King," has a Grammy nomination for Best Music Film.

Duration:00:27:44

David Byrne keeps on the sunny side

1/4/2019
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The singer/songwriter wrote his Grammy-nominated album, "American Utopia," prior to our recent political discord, but he remains determined to find the silver lining in society; studio executives are talking the talk but not walking the walk when it comes to hiring women directors.

Duration:00:27:31

'Sorry For Your Loss' has a lot to say about grief

1/3/2019
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Kit Steinkellner talks about creating the Facebook Watch series about a widow dealing with her husband's unexpected death; the 2019 Coachella headliners include Childish Gambino(!) and Ariana Grande(?); Janelle Monáe breaks down a song from her Grammy-nominated album, "Dirty Computer"

Duration:00:27:27

Leigh Silverman strikes one for women on Broadway

1/2/2019
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The stage director made history with "The Lifespan of a Fact" by assembling the first all-female design team for a Broadway show; Netflix has pulled an episode of Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" from its service in Saudi Arabia after a protest from the Saudi government; Mary Gauthier's "Rifles and Rosary Beads" has a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album.

Duration:00:27:27

Monty Python's Eric Idle is still lookin' on the bright side

1/1/2019
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The former Monty Python member revisits his life and career in the memoir, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography"; Luciana Souza puts Leonard Cohen poems to music.

Duration:00:27:14

José James covers soul icon Bill Withers with 'Lean on Me'

12/31/2018
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José James pays tribute to singer/songwriter Bill Withers with his new album "Lean on Me."

Duration:00:17:28

Alfonso Cuarón Digs Deep For 'Roma'

12/28/2018
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Alfonso Cuarón reveals the intense process of mining his own memory, and those of his siblings and childhood nanny, to recreate their shared story for the screen in "Roma."

Duration:00:16:43

UPDATE: How Rosamund Pike became Marie Colvin in 'A Private War'

12/27/2018
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Rosamund Pike reveals how she channeled the late war reporter Marie Colvin in the film "A Private War."

Duration:00:16:40

Musician-filmmaker Ariana Delawari goes from LA to Afghanistan

12/26/2018
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Afghan-American artist Ariana Delawari documents the process of recording an album of music in her family's homeland; Max Baca of the band Texmaniacs on covering the Woody Guthrie song "Deportee"; Boz Scaggs still sings the blues.

Duration:00:26:29

The Frame's 2018 Year-End Special

12/25/2018
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We bring you some of our favorite interviews from the year — covering television, movies, music and the arts. Guests include Tessa Thompson, Riz Ahmed, Lena Waithe and Hannah Gadsby.

Duration:00:49:14

John C. Reilly plays Oliver Hardy to Steve Coogan's Stan Laurel

12/24/2018
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John C. Reilly joins "Stan & Ollie" director Jon S. Baird to talk about making a movie about the legendary comedic duo Laurel and Hardy. Then, Joanna Kulig stars in "Cold War," Poland's official submission for Oscar which is also the story of filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's parents.

Duration:00:26:29