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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.

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room

Public memorial service to honor Fisher and Reynolds

Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths.

Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "Life" the movie at SXSW 2017

That's 'Life': Producers Curtis, Lynn go big for a change


The longtime partners made their reputation on small-budget, character-driven films, but they jumped at the chance for a $60 million sci-fi movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Dax Shepard discusses inspirations for CHiPS feature film

His take on CHiPS is more than just pretty women and freeway pile-ups. He also delved into the delicate dynamics of male friendship.

8 alternatives to Big Sur following bridge closure

As crews work to replace the park's access bridge — a process estimated to take at least six months — KPCC staff and listeners have eight alternative vacation destinations to consider.

Disney artist Claire Keane's connection to Rapunzel is personal

Artist and children's book author Claire Keane developed the character of Rapunzel with her dad, Disney animation legend Glen Keane, when he made “Tangled” the movie. Now she's bringing Rapunzel to TV.

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."

6 things to do in SoCal this weekend

From a day with peacocks to an interactive science expo, there's something happening to satisfy every Angeleno's niche interests.

IMDb adopts F-rating of women's contributions to movies

The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating's reach to the site's more than 4 million titles.

'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.

'Good Grief' & the therapy of theater

The play "Good Grief" is far from the depressing downer that we normally associate with stories about grief. There is so much, joy and celebration that sometimes you forget it’s about grief.

Box office reaches new record, but international sales flat

The box office in North America hit a record $11.4 billion, although the increase of $300 million was due largely to rising ticket prices.

'Gong Show' host Chuck Barris dies; game show creator was 87

Barris died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Palisades, N.Y., according to publicist Paul Shefrin. Critics called Barris "The King of Schlock" or "The Baron of Bad Taste."

'Beauty and the Beast' lyricist Howard Ashman never saw the final film

Howard Ashman didn't live to see the immense cultural impact his work at Disney would ultimately have. He died of AIDS in 1991 before "Beauty and the Beast" was completed.

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.

Discostan DJs find their monthly shows are more 'urgent' than ever

The DJ trio known as Discostan spins vinyl records from across the Middle East, Northern African and Asia to bring the sounds of far off lands to Los Angeles.