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John Horn is the host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program.
John has been covering arts and entertainment in Southern California for nearly 30 years. At the Los Angeles Times, he was a lead writer on the film industry for more than a decade, taking readers behind the scenes to examine the creative process and explain how Hollywood works, and why. In 2013, he traveled to the former plantation where “12 Years a Slave” was filmed with director Steve McQueen, and more recently charted how the story of Columbine came to a stage in New York and watched Angelina Jolie take on her first big studio directing job, the "Unbroken” story of Olympian and USC alumnus Louis Zamperini.
Before joining the Times, John was a senior writer at Newsweek magazine, a senior editor at Premiere magazine, an entertainment reporter for The Associated Press, and covered the television industry for the Orange County Register. John’s interest in the arts extends beyond film and he served on the board of directors of The National Arts Journalism Program, where he was a fellow in the mid-1990s.
John was a regular contributor to “The Business” on KCRW, where he also regularly co-hosted on-air segments and podcasts on entertainment news. Prior to joining KPCC, John was a guest on Take Two and AirTalk, including a memorable appearance in 2012 on the morning of the theater shootings in Aurora, Colo. Thanks in part to John’s contribution, that day’s program won a Golden Mike award for best live coverage of a news story from the RTNA of Southern California.
Stories by John Horn
Anna Ziegler's play "Actually" delves deeply into the murky territory that often surrounds the he-said, she-said accounts of a reported sexual assault.
Tom Brady and a Washington Monument penis joke figure prominently in a joke theft accusation that may land Conan O'Brien in court.
The 2017 summer movie season will be dominated by sequels, but there are also plenty of promising original films to watch out for too.
In 2014, Oliver rallied his viewers to contact the Federal Communications Commission in support of net neutrality. With the new FCC head looking to roll back regulations, Oliver is back at it.
Brett Berns makes a documentary about his dad — an influential producer who shaped the sound of pop and R&B in the '60s when the music industry resembled the Wild West.
The new Netflix series uses satirical, self-referential comedy to address touchy topics like race, politics and sexuality.
With his fiery play titled simply “Rodney King,” actor and playwright Roger Guenveur Smith places the beating of Rodney King in a broader cultural context.
The filmmaker has some advice for young artists: go out into the world and make trouble from the inside.
There have been TV movies, documentaries and docudramas made about the case, but the Netflix documentary, "Casting JonBenet," is something quite different.
John Ridley's documentary, "Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992," marks the 25 year anniversary of the 1992 L.A. Riots. He says a goal of the film was to "break hearts and lift spirits."
When long time movie producer got her chance to direct a film, she thought long and hard about what kind of director she wanted to be.
When it premiered in 2012, the HBO series launched what seemed like a million think-pieces. This Sunday, the show's run comes to an end.
L.A. has plenty of art museums and galleries, but The 14th Factory is something different. It's a series of installations designed to take visitors on a journey.
The film revisits a massacre in the small Guatemalan village of Dos Erres where 250 people were killed in 1982 by government soldiers.
After a quarter-century of examining wealth in its many permutations, the photographer and filmmaker says she finds overlapping themes in the new president's rise.