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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
Religion, redemption and reconciliation are among the many themes running through the rapper's album, "Damn."
She's a women's rights activist and union organizer who worked alongside Cesar Chavez. Now, Dolores Huerta is the subject of a documentary.
At 14, Roxanne Shanté become a revered rapper in New York and beyond. Now, her life story has been made into a biopic written and directed by Michael Larnell.
The Netflix docu-series tells the story from the early '80s of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his efforts to build a community in Oregon.
The actress called for equality efforts to be written into contracts. How hard would it be to implement? Entertainment lawyer Linda Lichter weighs in.
His new romantic fantasy is a deeply personal film that brings all of the filmmaker's preoccupations together.
From the diversity seen on the red carpet and onstage, to the pointed messages delivered during the ceremony, the movie industry is at a tipping point.
CAA agent and Time's Up co-founder Maha Dakhil: "This is as much a man's issue as it is a women's issue because we won't have peace until we're all equal."
Lawrence Wright question that assumption in "The Looming Tower," a Hulu miniseries that focuses on FBI and CIA infighting in the period leading up to the attacks.
Actress Uma Thurman leveled accusations against both Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino in a bombshell interview with the New York Times.
The sound on the singer/songwriter's new album is acoustic and stripped down. The title started as a joke between friends, but it was so perfect that it stuck.
Justin Paul and Benj Pasek wrote the song lyrics for "La La Land" and the songs for the current Broadway hit musical, "Dear Evan Hansen."
Diggs and his longtime friend, Rafael Casal, co-wrote and co-star in a film that's an ode to their rapidly changing hometown of Oakland.
Ed Moses hates the words "make" and "create" and "art." As far as he's concerned he's a "shaman" who engages in "magic."
“Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the 20th Century” is the first show in the re-opened USC Pacific Asia Museum.