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

Twyla Tharp: the need to create dance and the will to survive

Fifty years after its founding, the Twyla Tharp company is still thriving, despite dance being — according to the choreographer — at the bottom of the cultural heap.

Kyle Eastwood on his latest album ‘Time Pieces,’ and scoring movies for his father

Clint Eastwood's son has worked with his dad on several films, but he's made his own name as an accomplished jazz composer.

'Suffragette' star Meryl Streep: 'I don't want women's rights to be a women's issue'

The actress talks with about women's rights through various prisms: the British suffragette movement as depicted in her new film; the courage of Pakistani activist Malala; and women in Hollywood.

Deaf West Theatre goes from LA's Skid Row to Broadway

The company produced "Spring Awakening" at Inner City Arts' small theater, then moved it to The Wallis in Beverly Hills. Now the show is getting rave reviews on Broadway.

Showtime president David Nevins reflects on the state of TV today

As the beginning of a series of conversations with network executives, the head of Showtime talks diversity, "Twin Peaks," and some shows that got away.

How music videos led Mark Pellington to make NBC's 'Blindspot'

One of the creative forces behind early MTV, Pellington has worked on music videos for Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson and U2. He's also responsible for the look of "Blindspot."

Geoff Sobelle wants you to go through his stuff for the sake of theater

The performer's show, "The Object Lesson," examines the emotions, stories and value we attribute to the items we carry around with us every day or keep hidden away.

'These Paper Bullets!' brings Shakespeare to the swinging '60s

For his new play “These Paper Bullets,” playwright Rolin Jones wasn’t afraid to toy with — and re-think — the work of the Bard of Avon.

'Minority Report' and 'Limitless' aren’t the only movies being made into TV shows

The website Den of Geek has identified 39 current and upcoming TV series that are set for the small screen.

The Emmys 2015 show TV in transition, with broadcast left behind

Only two awards went to shows airing on broadcast television: NBC's "The Voice" won for Outstanding Reality Series and Allison Janney won a supporting award for "Mom."

Emily Mortimer on why making 'Doll & Em' is therapeutic

In the HBO comedy series “Doll & Em,” real life best friends Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer play fictional best friends, known as Doll and Em. But it's not about them. Really. It's not.

Toronto Film Festival: 'Spotlight' and 'Room' pull ahead in the Oscar race

The Toronto festival marks the unofficial start of Oscar season. Kyle Buchanan, a senior editor at, talks about which films are getting buzz —good and bad.

Director Denis Villeneuve's dark vision from 'Sicario' to 'Blade Runner'

Director Denis Villeneuve talks about how he created the intense atmosphere in "Sicario" and why he's attracted to making dark films.

Why the Broad's inaugural exhibition misses the mark

Eric Gibson of the Wall Street Journal talks about the "numbingly familiar" art featured in the show, plus how the Broad can do it better for its next exhibition.

A tour of the Broad museum with its head curator

The museum houses one of the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art in the world. The Frame toured the latest addition to downtown's Grand Avenue cultural corridor.