John Horn

Host, The Frame

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John Horn is the host of The Frame. He previously was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered the film business for more than a decade. Before joining The Times, Horn was a senior writer at Newsweek magazine, a senior editor at Premiere magazine, an entertainment reporter for The Associated Press and a television reporter for the Orange County Register. He is an honors graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Dramatic Arts. He is a former member of the vestry at All Saints Church and a former member of the boards of the National Arts Journalism Program and Union Station Homeless Services.

Stories by John Horn

Neil Young is on a mission to restore 'the history of recorded sound'

The musician launched Pono, a high-resolution music player, with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. He wants to give music lovers an alternative to MP3s.

Ralph Fiennes: 'Working with Wes Anderson was a dream job'

The actor has always wanted to work with the director of "Grand Budapest Hotel" and, as a result, it's nabbed Fiennes some award nominations.

Sony hack: Sony tells theaters they can pull 'The Interview'

Sony has told theater chains that it will release them from any obligations to screen the film following a threat from hackers that invoked 9/11.

Taking risks in Hollywood pays off for some Screen Actors Guild Award nominees

When you look at the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards, it’s evident that several performers who made a big bet on themselves got a big payoff.

Can acting help rehabilitate prisoners?

US Attorney General Eric Holder recently visited a California correctional facility to observe a theater troupe that claims it can reduce recidivism through acting.

This year's list of possible Oscar nominees is trending white

As prognosticators begin making their lists of who might vie for an Academy Award, one trend is apparent: there's not much diversity.

'Levitated Mass': Doug Pray's doc follows the journey of LACMA's rock

The filmmaker's documentary, "Levitated Mass," follows a 340-ton boulder from Riverside to Los Angeles as the basis of Michael Heizer's monumental artwork.

Telluride Film Festival kicks off Oscar race with 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' more

The tiny Rocky Mountain town becomes the center of the movie universe over Labor Day weekend with premieres of prominent titles.

Trayvon Martin's death explored in a short play

Playwright Dan O'Brien and composer Quetzal Flores collaborated on a 10-minute drama with music titled "The Ballad of George Zimmerman."

Tim Robbins puts passion first with 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Actor/director Tim Robbins talks with KPCC's John Horn about directing 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and why he loves the uninterrupted nature of theater.

Filmmaker Mike Cahill on 'I Origins,' science and art

Filmmaker Mike Cahill's new movie “I Origins” explores the relationship of two scientists probing the question of reincarnation. Art and science, he says, are similar pursuits.

China: In a world without film critics, 'Transformers 4' prevails

The new 'Transformers' sequel has shattered box office records ... in China. The movie is a critical bomb here, but reviewers are apparently AWOL in China.

Emmys 2014: 'Naked category jockeying' and other nomination tales

How does a particular TV show wind up an Emmy nominee in a particular category? The Emmy Awards let distributors pick the category, and the guidelines are open to manipulation.

Critics cry 'TMI' in Robin Thicke's 'stalkery' new album 'Paula'

What “Ishtar” was to movies and New Coke was to soda, “Paula” is to recorded music. Or so reviewers say. Read some reviews and listen to a track.

Louis Zamperini, Olympian and WWII hero, has died (updated)

KPCC's John Horn reflects on the amazing life of Louis Zamperini — subject of the upcoming film "Unbroken," war hero, former Olympian and Rose Parade Grand Marshal.