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17 best things to do this weekend

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| Books, bicycles, tamales, poppies, magic buses and a few marijuana themed events for 4/20 — this weekend is jampacked with stuff to do in and around Los Angeles.

How 'FernGully' inspired a generation to pursue environmental justice

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Director Bill Kroyer on how the 1992 film had a lasting impact on young moviegoers at the time, including KPCC's environment reporter, Emily Guerin.

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'Come Sunday' puts 'This American Life' story of Bishop Carlton Pearson on screen

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The Netflix film dramatizes the story of a popular Pentecostal preacher that was first told in an episode of the popular public radio program.

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How #MeToo informed a filmmaker's second documentary on Harvey Weinstein

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“The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret" set to premiere at the Hot Docs Festival. Director Barry Avrich's first film about Weinstein was effectively buried.

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What's it like to pose for David Hockney? We asked the people in his portraits

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"There is nothing except the canvas, the artist, his gaze, and you," says Stephanie Barron, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "That's it. The rest of the world just fades away."

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Is MoviePass at a loss to change the way we buy movie tickets?

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MoviePass offers subscribers the chance to see a movie every day, for less than the price of a single movie ticket in New York.

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NPR newscaster Carl Kasell dies at 84, after a lifelong career on-air

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Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news, but he also had a lively sense of humor, revealed late in his career when he became the judge and scorekeeper for "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!"

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Black and gray... and brown: A tattoo style's Chicano roots

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A style of tattooing called "black and gray realism" has its roots in East Los Angeles' Chicano culture. It moved from penal institutions, to the barrios, to high-end tattoo shops around the world.

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'Night Court' star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in home

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On "Night Court," Anderson played Judge Harry T. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for singer Mel Torme, actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks and his collection of art-deco ties.