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6 Podcasts You May Not Have Heard of But Should Be Listening to

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Antonia Cereijido

Whether you have never listened to podcasts before of if you are a standard This American Life and RadioLab listener and want to hear something new, here is a list of podcasts you may want to check out.

New Indie Music Gems From LA's Underground

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Happily, L.A.'s locally grown music scene is as vibrant and diverse as ever with a slew of recent independent E.P.s and L.P.s so fresh and creative, they deserve your love and attention -- and airplay (KCRW and KCSN are you listening?).

'No One Will Be Disappointed': An Interview With the Music Supervisor of Breaking Bad

Brian Formo | Posted 11.27.2013 | TV
Brian Formo

Perhaps the most talked about episode of television this year aired a few weeks ago. A prominent character had just been killed. Another was handed over to be tortured by a band of neo-Nazi meth-makers.

With Passion and Gusto: The Listeners Speak

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One of the rewards of speaking my mind on the ups and downs in the art scene is getting to read your responses to my programs. Sometimes it is just ...

10 Simmering Summer Songs

Wyatt Closs | Posted 07.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

BBC Radio's Gilles Peterson, who I met about 12 years ago, has been connecting musical dots for over a generation. He is now blending soul, funk, latin, house, jazz, hip-hop in an effortless manner that makes it seem like jumbling those genres is exactly how it should be.

Sam Beam and Glen Hansard in the Heart of Hollywood

Andrew Reilly | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Reilly

After an encore of playful covers including "Debris" by the The Faces and "Blue Eyes" by Willie Nelson, Beam and Hansard split another encore. The crowd didn't want to go home.

Hiatus Kaiyote: Global Soul from an Unlikely Place

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

Who's your favorite Australian soul band? Can't name any? Thought so. Now, you can say Hiatus Kaiyote. Except they may become your favorite band, period.

Does Eric Garcetti Have the Aesthetic Chops to be Mayor of L.A.?

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Steven Paul Leiva

Sensitivity to aesthetics and the arts does not a good mayor make. But I believe that sensitivity to aesthetics and the arts can make a good mayor better. This is my hope for Eric Garcetti if he goes the distance and becomes the next mayor of Los Angeles.

The First Totally Ironic Cruise?

Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel

For the last several months, independent radio host Jesse Thorn has been asking his listeners to sign up for updates from Boatparty.biz, a website tha...

PHOTOS: Best Ways To Play This Week

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 11.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Between the mini-Carmageddon reprise and the 100-degree heat, this weekend had our blood boiling. Here's how we'll be spending our time as temperatures plummet (to all of 85 degrees)...

Nose-to-Tail: The Whole Animal Movement

Scott Bridges | Posted 09.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

As chefs have become more creative and as foodies have sought to explore more adventurous and novel dishes, a movement has developed in which formerly discarded parts are now fought over like the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner.

PLAN ForYourArt: June 28-July 4

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The first of the Made in L.A. Music series will feature live sets by Jason Bentley, host of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, and KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole.

M. Ward Is Always Good

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

It's only a matter of time before M. Ward gets parodied on SNL's favorite new recurring sketch "Bein' Quirky With Zooey Deschanel." But until then, he...

PHOTOS: 'Only In LA' Funniest Tweets

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.10.2012 | Los Angeles

What is so dang "LA" that you would only see it here? A Saturday night Botox party? Acupuncture for cats? Angelenos have been blasting the Twitters...

If I Died Young...

Abigail Spencer | Posted 04.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Abigail Spencer

I eat chocolate just about every day. Okay, every day. I love nothing more than a good rich dark chocolate. It exhilarates. It satisfies. My father loved chocolate. I got my stomach for sweets from him.

OohLaLA Festival Charms Again

Nicole Garton | Posted 12.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Nicole Garton

The OohLaLA Festival sashayed onto the scene for a third installment of its French musical showcase. The festival featured a diverse lineup of contemporary talent, each exuding a certain je ne sais quoi.

Weekend Recommendations -- July 28-31

Girl at a Bar | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Girl at a Bar

Always wanted to do some self-inspired Irish step-dancing in the middle of Culver City? Now is your chance. Celtic band Molly's Revenge with vocalist Christa Burch provide the music for this week of the Culver City Music Festival.

7 Cultural Radio Shows You Should Be Listening To

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

New media has done a lot for us, but has it made us happier? According to a new study, radio makes Britons happier than TV and the web, and we're thin...

Traveling for Art and Eating Well

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel
Edward Goldman

Would you agree that there is some charming and yummy connection between good art and good food? Many world-class museums are not only trying to impress visitors with great art but also eager to impress their taste buds.

Keep The Farmer's Markets Open While The 405 Is Closed

Posted 08.21.2011 | Los Angeles

"All markets open rain or shine year-round," states the City of Santa Monica Farmer's Market- but will all the markets remain open during the upcoming...

Elvis Mitchell Enlisted To Head LACMA's Film Program

latimes.com | Posted 08.17.2011 | Arts

Elvis Mitchell, the film critic and host of KCRW's "The Treatment," has been named the new head of the film program at the Los Angeles County Museum o...

Eric Garcetti: Mayoral Candidate And DJ?

The Informer | Posted 08.09.2011 | Los Angeles

Eric Garcetti knows how to spin. The still-undeclared candidate for mayor threw down some tracks yesterday during a guest DJ set at KCRW's Morning Bec...

ForumFest 2011

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: You What: ForumFest 2011, a celebration of this year's accomplishments in architecture and a fundraiser for the Forum's future projects. The eve...

Hollywood: Art and Oscars

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I wonder if the less than stellar results of the last Oscars, with its low voltage and sagging viewership, will make the Hollywood weasels -- clearly in need of inspiration -- turn to the world of art.

Art Does Your Body (and Wallet) Good

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Many moons ago I went to see a doctor to check my eyesight. He sat me down and instructed me to look at the wall behind him. I tried to do just th...