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

Lauren Greenfield's photos might have predicted the rise of Donald Trump

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.

Potential strike looms as Writers Guild negotiations resume

Members of the Writers Guild are scheduled to have a strike authorization vote on April 24, a week before its contract expires.

Robert Schenkkan takes on President Trump in new play

The playwright won a Tony Award for his LBJ play, "All the Way," and now he's written a new work that imagines the effects of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Jason Segel's epiphany: 'The stuff I'm making is not the same stuff I'm watching'

The actor made his career in big studio comedies such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Now he's more interested in films that pose a challenge to an audience.

How The Wooster Group brings a 1971 debate on feminism to new life

The avant-garde theater company re-creates a notorious incident that finds modern-day resonance in today's women's movement.

Niki Caro wants to 'kick the door open' for other women directors

By directing Disney's live-action "Mulan," Niki Caro will be just the fourth woman to helm a non-animated movie with a budget of more than $100 million. Her latest film is "The Zookeeper's Wife."

'The Americans' creators vow not to put a KGB-era Putin in the series

Although set during the height of the Cold War in the 1980s, 'The Americans' has new resonance due to recent tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

Drake curates a global sound for his record-breaking album 'More Life'

Drake’s new release broke the record for the most streams in a single day and is reshaping the definition of the traditional album.

Deborah Borda on leaving the LA Phil and why the NEA will survive

When CEO Deborah Borda came to Los Angeles in 2000, the Philharmonic was in a state of disarray. Seventeen years later, it's among the world's most prosperous symphony orchestras.

'The Sense of an Ending' director Ritesh Batra on film censorship in India

Ritesh Batra won international acclaim for his debut feature film "The Lunchbox" in 2013. Now Batra has directed his first English-language movie, “The Sense of an Ending."

Walt Disney gets the Philip Glass opera treatment in 'The Perfect American'

Despite being commissioned for New York City Opera in 2008, the work is just having its U.S. premiere by Long Beach Opera.

How Alvin Ailey's 'superheroes of dance' are advancing social justice

Choreographer Hope Boykin's latest work for the Alvin Ailey company is inspired by the orations of Martin Luther King.

SxSW tries to reassure artists over 'deportation' clause in contracts

The festival says next year it will remove language that allows organizers to notify immigration authorities if a foreign band violates the contract.

How is the Trump Era transforming late-night TV?

Late-night TV hosts are defining their shows by how deep they're willing to delve into politics and how critical they are of the Trump Administration.

'Fun Home': How Alison Bechdel's queer coming-of-age comic became a musical

The cartoonist and author was dubious at the idea of having her graphic novel memoir adapted for the stage, but it ended up winning the Tony Award for Best Musical.