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March 27, 2020
The comedian talks about his new stand-up special, which is aptly titled "End Times Fun"; for animators, the show must go on; comedian John Thomas insists “Everything's Gonna Be Okay.”
March 26, 2020
The co-hosts of the New York Times culture podcast, "Still Processing," talk about their new season of episodes; podcast expert Nick Quah on what he's recommending these days.
March 25, 2020
We devote our entire show today to pop music, asking creators how they’re coping in the Age of Covid. We’ll hear from singer/songwriter Bhi Bhiman, country musician Jessi Alexander, and A.J. Jackson, the lead singer from the band Saint Motel, which had to cancel its world tour.
March 24, 2020
The film, which opened in theaters in early February, has been rushed onto on demand platforms, which is just fine with director Cathy Yan; with the summer Olympics postponed, where does that leave NBC?; how are stand-up comedians faring in the Covid era?
March 23, 2020
The story of a camp for disabled teens that was established in the early 1970s in upstate New York is told in a new Netflix documentary; what issues are facing movie exhibitors now that they've been shut down?; and now, they've even closed drive-ins!
March 21, 2020
With COVID-19 shutting down venues, stand-up comics are left without a platform and Hollywood assistants are struggling to make it; "The Climb" gets delayed; plus M. Ward is releasing a new album; Why Amy Ryan made the Netflix movie 'Lost Girls;' and singer/songwriter Sudan Archives finds inspiration in youtube videos; Plus The Frame team has some recommendations for you.
March 20, 2020
The film was supposed to open today, but now co-writers, co-stars and best friends Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin face an uncertain future; who gets paid in Hollywood in the Covid era?; singer-songwriter and violinist Sudan Archives shares her influences.
March 19, 2020
The veteran French photographer has been creating iconic images since the 1960s; performing artists who rely on touring are taking hit in the Covid era; an Armenian-American guitarist who fell for flamenco.
March 18, 2020
Akiko Stehrenberger has made a career out of designing posters for feature films; what happens now that most TV production has shut down?; a farewell to KISS as the band tours for the final time.
March 17, 2020
The singer/songwriter's latest album was inspired by headlines and conversations about immigration; the #PayUpHollywood movement is rallying behind assistants as production is virtually halted; smart dance music by French Vanilla.
March 16, 2020
Based on a true story, the actress plays a woman whose daughter is among several sex workers who went missing in Long Island and then were found murdered; with movie theaters closed in L.A. and N.Y., what does that mean for exhibitors and streaming services?; 50 years ago, "Abbey Road" won only one Grammy —and it wasn't a major prize.
March 14, 2020
The violent satire 'The Hunt' finally comes to theaters; 'Pandemic' docuseries in production years before COVID-19; and how loss of Dan Scanlon's dad inspired Pixar's 'Onward' and more...
March 13, 2020
In the documentary, "Siempre, Luis," the famous father leads hurricane relief efforts on behalf of his native Puerto Rico; how are movie theaters coping with Covid-19?; Europe's version of South-by-Southwest.
March 12, 2020
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville and chef/restaurateur David Chang talk about their Netflix series and how coronavirus is affecting food culture; with large gatherings essentially banned, how will it affect live theater?
March 11, 2020
Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison today, and the Coachella Music Festival is being postponed from April to October. John talks with reporters from Variety to dissect both stories.
March 10, 2020
The glitzy film festival has no insurance coverage to cover a cancellation; "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" is a timely film about access to abortion; The Moth en español.
March 9, 2020
Co-writers Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse talk about overcoming inaccurate press reports to finally have their film released; "Onward" director Dan Scanlon on how his film began with the loss of his own father.
March 7, 2020
Hillary Clinton on why she agreed to go deep with for a new doc; H.G. Wells reimagined as a metaphor for abuse; actor Steve Coogan uses comedy to highlight extreme gaps in wealth around the world.
March 6, 2020
Haley Bennett talks about playing a woman with a dangerous psychological disorder; more musical fallout from the coronavirus; keeping L.A.'s Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra alive.
March 5, 2020
The avant-garde opera director's new work is about colonialism and displacement; where is Pete Buttigieg's and Elizabeth Warren's Hollywood support going now that they've exited the nomination race?; theater artist Geoff Sobelle explores the notion of "Home" onstage.
March 4, 2020
The British actor talks about how his latest comedy is a comment on income inequality; will the massive SxSW conference be canceled?; an emotional connection to the band KISS.
March 3, 2020
The four-part Hulu series includes the former First Lady and Secretary of State talking about the Democratic primaries and the presidential election; the coronavirus could be a disaster for the movie industry, but a boon for streaming services.
March 2, 2020
Director and screenwriter Leigh Whannel talks about his update of the H.G. Wells story; comedians who are feeling the Bern; the singer Vagabon breaks down her song, "Water Me Down."
February 29, 2020
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" teams makes an Apple TV+ show; Comedian Maria Bamford masters the impersonation; Alex Newell brings his unique voice to "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"; After Weinstein's conviction, what's left to do?
February 28, 2020
Tamar-kali is a film composer with unique musical roots; Linas Phillips is a rideshare driver/spiritual coach in "The Ride"; what comes next for Hollywood after the Weinstein verdict?
February 27, 2020
Alex Newell plays a nonbinary character and Mary Steenburgen is Zoey's mother on the new NBC show; Hollywood is bracing for fallout from the coronavirus.
February 26, 2020
Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin returns to directing for the first time since "Beasts of the Southern Wild" with "Wendy"; Dr. Shari Fink, executive producer of "Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak"; Gabriel Roth, the man behind The Daptone Sound.
February 25, 2020
Co-creators Rob McElhenney and Megan Ganz, who also work together on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," talk about their new Apple TV+ series; Bob Iger's successor is named at Disney; a report from the the Eurosonic music festival in the Netherlands.
February 24, 2020
Lauren Greenfield's documentary tracks the rise and fall of the woman who still holds sway in the Philippines; Harvey Weinstein found guilty on two of five charges.
February 22, 2020
Kerry Washington and the team behind "Weiner" make a documentary about ACLU lawyers taking on the Trump administration; Alfred Molina tackles dementia on stage and in his family; Robbie Robertson reflects on life in The Band.
February 21, 2020
A new documentary produced by Kerry Washington examines the battle over civil liberties on several fronts; why Harvey Weinstein might escape a conviction; the real science behind horror movies.
February 20, 2020
The comedian's latest hilarious exploration of mental health is titled “Weakness Is The Brand”; recollections from the engineer who 50 years ago won the only Grammy for The Beatles' "Abbey Road."
February 19, 2020
The filmmakers of the HBO docu-series talk about how the game was rigged without the knowledge of McDonald's; still no verdict in Weinstein trial; Robbie Robertson on the new documentary about The Band, "Once Were Brothers."
February 18, 2020
The actor's character has Alzheimer’s disease, which has afflicted Molina's wife; what goes into reissuing vintage recordings on vinyl?
February 15, 2020
Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus wanted to produce and co-star in "Downhill"; a guide to South Korean films now that "Parasite" has captured your imagination; "What The Constitution Means To Me" makes you think ; "Don't F--- With Cats" is true crime with a message....about true crime.
February 14, 2020
As the international Frieze Art Fair launches its second edition in Los Angeles, curators Rita Gonzalez and Pilar Tompkins Rivas lead a tour of their part of the event; closing arguments are finished at Harvey Weinstein's trial; what's it like to be a TV critic these days?
February 13, 2020
The actress also produced the film, which is a remake of the 2014 Swedish film, “Force Majeure”; playwright Steven Leigh Morris recounts the decline of the L.A. Weekly in "Red Ink"; musician Andy Shauf.
February 12, 2020
Writer and director Céline Sciamma talks about her intimate period film; Harvey Weinstein's trial heads for closing arguments; the spiritual experience of Ambient Church.
February 11, 2020
Mark Lewis talks about his Netflix true crime series about tracking down a killer who went from animals to humans; the coronavirus is causing music acts to cancel tours in Asia; Isabella Rossellini is the ringleader of "Link Link Circus."
February 10, 2020
Playwright Heidi Schreck and actress Maria Dizzia on how the nation’s most treasured document connects with violence against women; can the best picture win for "Parasite" be attributed to the Motion Picture Academy's diversification efforts?
February 8, 2020
Conversations with Oscar nominees and stories about how the most loved films of the year came to be; interviews with actors Renee Zellwegger, Cynthia Erivo, and Adam Driver and filmmakers Greta Gerwig, Taika Waititi and Bong-Joon Ho among others.
February 7, 2020
The actress, who stars in the film, talks about her personal connection to the story about mental illness with director Jeff Baena; how much has the Motion Picture Academy membership actually changed?; the L.A. post-punk band, French Vanilla.
February 6, 2020
The singer-songwriter wrote and recorded the album, "The Gospel of Water," after being diagnosed with cancer; Jeff Kanew talks about directing Kirk Douglas in the actor's one-man stage show; a campaign for the DGA to improve its parental leave policy.
February 5, 2020
The filmmaker's first feature has won her a prize from the Directors Guild and a nomination for the Independent Spirit Awards; The Lucas Museum has acquired a prominent collection of ephemera related to African American film history.
February 4, 2020
South Korean director Bong Joon-ho talks about his surprise hit, which has six Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture; Disney takes full control of Hulu; "JoJo Rabbit" costume designer Mayes Rubio.
February 3, 2020
The former Police frontman is front and center in a musical that's set in his hometown; Hollywood's awards season is nearing its conclusion; WWI through the ears of the Oscar-nominated sound team behind “1917.”
January 31, 2020
With the final episodes of "BoJack Horseman" dropping today, we revisit an archival interview with the series creator; could the Obamas win an Oscar for "American Factory"?; animator Glen Keane recalls working with Kobe Bryant on "Dear Basketball."
January 30, 2020
"The Good Place" has been one of the few broadcast network breakout hits in recent years. With the series ending tonight, we revisit our interviews with series creator Michael Schur, writer Jen Statsky, and cast member D’Arcy Carden.
January 29, 2020
The writer/director has an Academy Award nomination for her adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic; photographer Thomas Kiefer turns border detritus into art.
January 28, 2020
The veteran animator talks about collaborating with the NBA legend on their Academy Award-winning short animated film; Carlos Lopez Estrada's "Summertime" is a collaboration with 25 spoken word poets; the Oscar-nominated production design for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
January 27, 2020
The film festival presented the premiere of "Hillary," a four-part series coming to Hulu in March; filmmaker Gotham Chopra talks about his 2015 documentary, “Kobe Bryant’s Muse.”
January 25, 2020
Despite an ongoing dispute between The Recording Academy and its recently-ousted CEO, the show will go on, so we’ll spotlight a wide range of nominees and celebrate the music they make.
January 24, 2020
The festival's opening night featured a film about a 1970s camp for disabled teens, some of whom became activists in the disability-rights movement; the Grammys' problem du jour; the Academy Award-nominated documentary, "For Sama."
January 23, 2020
John Horn is off to the film festival, where the schedule includes a documentary about Hillary Clinton and a feature film, "The Assistant," largely inspired by stories of working for Harvey Weinstein; Jonathan Pryce, Academy Award best actor nominee for "The Two Popes," talks about portraying Pope Francis.
January 22, 2020
The actress and writer heads for the Sundance Film Festival with a TV project that is partially inspired by her Iranian immigrant family; opening arguments take place today in Harvey Weinstein's trial; the controversy shrouding the Grammy Awards continues to evolve.
January 21, 2020
The former R.E.M. frontman retreated from music after the band split up in 2011, but he's back with two new songs; wrapping up the Television Critics Assn. winter tour, which previewed what's coming up from networks, cable channels and streaming services.
January 18, 2020
Michael Stipe has two new solo singles; Victoria Mahoney is the first woman and first person of color behind a camera on a "Star Wars" movie, Mary Steenburgen turns a bizarre brain phenomenon into a music career; "American Factory" gets an Oscar nomination; Franklin Leonard makes an alt Oscar ballot.
January 17, 2020
An exhibition at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage attempts to fight growing ignorance about the Holocaust; turmoil at the Grammy organization; a new fund aims to improve equity and inclusion in film and TV.
January 16, 2020
The prolific author examines his craft in “Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different"; J. Clara Chan of The Wrap reports from the Harvey Weinstein trial; the satirical comedy group Culture Clash takes on a Baroque opera;
January 15, 2020
Justin Levine, music supervisor for the Broadway adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film, talks about adapting recent pop songs for the period musical; The Lucas Museum has acquired a prominent collection of ephemera related to African American film history; Mary Steenburgen's sudden and odd songwriting career.
January 14, 2020
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns on how she and director Sam Mendes penned the script knowing the film would be shot as if it was one continuous take; an alternate history of this year's Oscar nominations; multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek takes her environmental activism to the stage.
January 13, 2020
The Academy Award nominations include only one non-white artist among the 20 nominees in the acting categories. And women are again shut out in the directing category.
January 11, 2020
Jon Batiste reveals how he and Stephen Colbert first bonded; Zahra Noorbakhsh, a proud "feminist, Muslim, Iranian-American comedian" uses her voice more than ever; Cristela Alonzo reflects on her life in a new memoir; meet the man behind the Daptone sound and more...
January 10, 2020
The writer and stand-up comedian has a new book and a newfound passion for performing; TV networks preview their coming shows, including the next season of "Fargo," starring Chris Rock and Jason Schwartzman; the exhibit "Natural History of Horror" looks at how real events inspired some favorite scary movies.
January 9, 2020
There aren't many women working as second unit directors on movies, much less African-Americans, but Victoria Mahoney has broken through; Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman make their sales pitch for Quibi.
January 8, 2020
Zahra Noorbakhsh, an Iranian-American comedian who regularly incorporates her identity into her act, now has some new material; actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II played Doctor Manhattan on "Watchmen" and this year, he’ll star in two high profile movies; the man behind The Daptone Sound.
January 7, 2020
The pianist has taken full advantage of his role as bandleader for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"; breaking down the Directors Guild Award nominations.
January 6, 2020
Stars and executive producers Kate Moenning and Leisha Hailey talk about the reboot of the Showtime series; Harvey Weinstein's trial gets underway in New York City; the influential L.A.-based artist John Baldessari has died.
January 4, 2020
"Watchmen" star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in high profile movies this year from Jordan Peele and Aaron Sorkin; John Horn reviews the evolution in film, television, pop music and theater over the last decade; we meet the band Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles.
January 3, 2020
The highlights and lowlights from the 2010s in movies with Manohla Dargis (New York Times) and culture critic Tre'vell Anderson, and pop music with Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding of the podcast, “Switched on Pop.”
January 2, 2020
The highlights and lowlights from the 2010s in TV with Lorraine Ali (Los Angeles Times) and Daniel Fienberg (The Hollywood Reporter), and theater with Jesse Green (New York Times).
December 31, 2019
In his memoir, "Acid For The Children," the bass player from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (born Michael Peter Balzary) details his wild days as a child and teen before forming the band in Los Angeles.
December 30, 2019
The singer/songwriter's memoir reflects on death, sex, motherhood and misogyny.
December 28, 2019
Yes, a lot of media outlets are currently re-capping the past decade —and we've been here for half of it! Join us for many of our favorite moments.
December 27, 2019
The veteran actor has lately been starring in some dark roles ("Get Out," The Handmaid's Tale"), but he has switched things up with the sitcom, "Perfect Harmony."
December 26, 2019
Writer Lena Waithe and director Melina Matsoukas talk about their provocative film about a tragic incident involving a black couple and a white policeman; five years later, what has Hollywood learned from the Sony hack?
December 24, 2019
L.A.'s Marachi Arcoiris bills itself as the first LGBTQ group that plays traditional Mexican music; what should we make of the Golden Globes?; the Huntington Museum turns 100 with a centennial exhibition.
December 23, 2019
After her longtime stint in Sonic Youth, followed by a two-person band called Body/Head, the singer and bassist has her first solo album, "No Home Record"; writer Nell Scovell mends fences (sort of) with David Letterman; Mati Diop's Senegalese film, "Atlantics," is on the shortlist for best international feature film at the Academy Awards.
December 21, 2019
Greta Gerwig shares her passion for "Little Women"; one TV journalist surveys how Jewish women are portrayed on TV; Jonathan Pryce dons the robes of Pope Francis for "The Two Popes"; a photographer turns objects confiscated from detainees at the border into art; The Black List turns 15; the ambitious filming of "1917".
December 20, 2019
The actress not only stars in the movie about the downfall of Roger Ailes at Fox News, she is also credited as a producer; assistants in Hollywood want better pay and treatment; "Not at the Dinner Table" is a release valve for uncomfortable holiday gatherings.
December 19, 2019
Director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins collaborated to film the movie in a single, continuous shot; will "Cats" snuggle up to moviegoers?; songwriter Kathryn Bostic is on the shortlist of nominees for the Academy Awards best original song.
December 18, 2019
Jonathan Pryce talks about playing the reluctant Pope Francis and screenwriter Anthony McCarten talks about mixing fact and fiction; top screenplays in The Black List.
December 17, 2019
The director willed her way onto the project to tell the 1868 Louisa May Alcott story in a new way; a photographer turns items confiscated at the U.S.-Mexico border into subjects for an exhibition.
December 16, 2019
Abby McEnany stars in and co-created the series, which tells the tragi-comic story of a gender non-conforming woman struggling with her lot in life. She and executive producer Lilly Wachowski talk about the series; Kyle Buchanan, who writes The Carpetbagger blog for The New York Times, on awards season in Hollywood.
December 14, 2019
Charlize Theron produces and stars in "Bombshell"; Lilly Wachowski and Abby McEnany find comedy and connection on their series "Work In Progress"; Matthew Bourne brings "Swan Lake" back to LA; Jad Abumrad argues that Dolly Parton is the great unifier in our fractured country with his new podcast.
December 13, 2019
The podcast from Radiolab host Jad Abumrad explores the amazing career of "The Backwoods Barbie"; Netflix is accused of breaching awards etiquette and journalism ethics in its courting of Critics Choice Association members; the Australian band Good Morning has a surprising following in the U.S.
December 12, 2019
Choreographer Matthew Bourne, who shocked the dance world with his staging of the classic ballet, brings the production back to L.A.; why are insurance companies willing to offer policies that protect behavior of figures like Harvey Weinstein?; the podcast, “Prince the Story of 1999,” takes us inside the making of the landmark album.
December 11, 2019
So many questions: why is Leonardo DiCaprio nominated for lead actor and Brad Pitt for supporting actor for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”?; why wasn't Robert DeNiro nominated for "The Irishman"?; why is Tom Hanks a supporting actor for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”?; and how rare are Scarlett Johansson's nominations for both lead (“Marriage Story”) and supporting actress ("Jojo Rabbit")?
December 10, 2019
The actress had a breakout year, with roles in “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Morning Show” and the well-reviewed but barely seen “Fast Color”; Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell" is being blasted over its depiction of a female journalist; “Joe Pera Talks With You” and we talk with him.
December 9, 2019
The museum marks its centennial with an exhibit of objects that were either acquired, published or exhibited in the year it was founded; are The Golden Globes legit or not?; “La Bohème aka The Hipsters” gets an ironic revival.
December 7, 2019
Mark Duplass on playing supporting roles in two projects tackling #metoo stories; Gugu Mbatha-Raw makes the case for seeing her buried movie "Fast Color"; the debate around black criticism of "Queen & Slim," a Netflix documentary exposes the toxic story of yoga guru Bikram Choudhury...
December 6, 2019
The 19-year-old filmmaker shot the movie while he was still in high school, and it won him awards at the Tribeca Film Festival; the U.S. Justice Dept. may allow studios to once again own movie theaters; the comedians who warm up TV studio audiences.
December 5, 2019
Bikram Choudhury made hot yoga an international phenomenon, but he allegedly assaulted a number of female students along the way, as told in a new documentary; should films by black artists be immune from criticism by black writers?; Beverly Hills High School had a pivotal role in "It's a Wonderful Life."
December 4, 2019
The influential event in Park City, Utah has built its reputation on films that advance racial diversity and gender parity; #PayUpHollywood takes the next step; the Sunset Studios in Hollywood mark their 100th anniversary.
December 3, 2019
The actor, writer, producer and director talks about his current roles for both TV and film; the Thanksgiving weekend box office kicked off the holiday season; the rapper JPEGMAFIA takes us inside his creative process.
December 2, 2019
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones last acted together in “The Theory of Everything.” Now they’re back together for a film in which they play 19th Century balloonists; two companies behind the vinyl record renaissance.
November 28, 2019
The Frame is five years old! We revisit memorable interviews, strange locations, some laughs and a few good cries. Meryl Streep, Jordan Peele, Tom Hanks, Lizzo, Guillermo del Toro, Emma Thompson, Ava DuVernay, Zach Galifiankis, Karyn Kusama, Mark Bradford, Jon Robin Baitz and more...
November 27, 2019
Actor Adam Driver and writer/director Noah Baumbach reunite for the fourth time for "Marriage Story"; composer Gabriela Ortiz's latest commission for the L.A. Philharmonic.
November 26, 2019
Writer Lena Waithe and director Melina Matsoukas talk about how the traumatic deaths of unarmed black people by police officers shaped their movie's narrative; five years after the Sony hack, what's changed in Hollywood?
November 25, 2019
Series creator Damon Lindelof and director Stephen Williams walk us through the pivotal sixth episode; Kanye West's "opera" at the Hollywood Bowl; The Grammy Museum adds a gallery for Latin music.
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