Julia Murray

Apprentice News Clerk, AirTalk

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Julia Murray is an Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk with Larry Mantle.

Prior to joining KPCC, Julia interned at Los Angeles Magazine and the Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency. She has also done editorial work for various independent authors and enjoys storytelling through writing and audio.

Julia was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in English and minors in Biology and Interdisciplinary Writing. She loves books, music and tending to her rapidly growing collection of plants.

The HFPA Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk is generously supported by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust

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Stories by Julia Murray

No Politics At The Dinner Table, But What About The Awards Show?

At the Golden Globes last Sunday, host Ricky Gervais wasted no time taking aim at what he sees as the hypocrisy of Hollywood.

In The First Biography On Director Sidney Lumet, A Storied Career Is Revisited

With a career that spanned fourteen Best Pictures nominations, director Sidney Lumet produced an incredible body of work that included American classics like “12 Angry Men” and “Network.”

The Surprising Resurgence of Old-School Technology In An Age Of Digital

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see,” Winston Churchill once said, regarding the importance of studying history.

Fathers, Sons And The Family Dynamics Haunting This Year’s Film Releases

Dysfunctional families have long been ripe material for film. Tense dinner scenes are a mainstay in dramas and comedies alike, often used as sites of generational strife and cultural impasse.

All In Good Fun: The Best (And Worst) Spoof Movies

While we typically measure a film’s cultural relevance by its accolades and box office numbers, there is another, more informal consideration: the quality of its spoofs.

The Enduring Cultural Impact Of Blade Runner, From 1982 To November 2019

November 2019: A time where cars fly, off-worlds trips are possible and complex Artificial Intelligence beings walk the streets.

Is A Four-Day Workweek The Secret To Success?

Not only can a four-day workweek mean happier employees, it turns out it can produce more efficient ones as well.

Hollywood Chinese: Documentarian Arthur Dong On A Century of Chinese-Americans On The Silver Screen

Chinese Americans’ relationship with Hollywood is as empowering as it is complicated, argues award-winning filmmaker and author Arthur Dong.

Glorification, Vilification Or Harmless Depiction? How The ‘Joker’ Became So Controversial

Even before audiences had seen “Joker,” which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular rage-filled villain, the film became a lightning rod for violence on screen.

From The TV Screen To The Silver Screen

“Downton Abbey,” Focus Features’ adaptation of the popular PBS `period drama, topped the weekend box office with an estimated $31 million.