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A show that looks at the art of politics in Los Angeles

HK Zamani
| Some artists use their work to express political ideas and question authority. An exhibit currently at the Brand Library takes it a step further.

How Jon Brion scored 'Lady Bird' to capture teenage angst

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The film's composer says he thought about the lead character having "that sort of aspirational feeling that you have when you're 17 — being sure you know everything about the world."

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​4 women accuse filmmaker Paul Haggis of sexual misconduct

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One of the women speaking out told The Associated Press that Haggis tried to sexually assault her. "I need to be inside you," she recalled him saying, before she managed to run away.

Labobatory's next-gen drinks are leading boba's second wave

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From Lebanese rose tea to horchata boba, the flavors at this San Gabriel shop have a distinct California spin.

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'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek has brain surgery

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The game show host announced that he'd had surgery for blood clots in his brain during the show's holiday break. We'll take "Recovery" for $100.

2 Encino streets are now named after the Doors

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A residential street in the San Fernando Valley now connects charismatic lead singer Jim Morrison with drummer John Densmore.

Is it time for a new Bechdel Test?

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Data journalists at the FiveThirtyEight website developed new ways to measure gender equality in the film business that go beyond the original standards.

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How artists from Mexico influenced a closed-off China

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“Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the 20th Century” is the first show in the re-opened USC Pacific Asia Museum.

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Will Oscar rule changes hurt animated indie films?

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In 2017, the Academy drastically altered the nominating process for animated features.

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