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Weekend: The 'Watchmen' Man To Watch; A Decade in Film, TV, Music & Theater; LGBTQ Mariachis




Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in HBO's
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in HBO's "Watchmen"
photo credit: Mark Hill/HBO

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A DECADE OF MOVIES

From the “Moonlight” /“Lala Land” Oscar envelope-fiasco to the rise of Netflix streaming and the box office dominance of superheroes it’s been quite a decade in the movies. John Horn talks it all over with New York Times co-chief film critic Manohla Dargis and culture critic Tre’vell Anderson

A DECADE OF POP MUSIC

To review the evolution of pop music over the last decade John Horn is joined in studio by Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding. They are the hosts of the podcast “Switched On Pop” and authors of the new book, Switched On Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it Matters. In their chat they start with “Call Me Maybe” and end with Lizzo hitting various key moments in between. 

A DECADE IN TELEVISION

TV has finally, maybe, eclipsed film as a prestige medium. And the small screen is doing much better when it comes to diversity and inclusion. But like film and music, the advent of streaming has radically affected what gets made. John Horn breaks down the past decade in television with TV critics Lorraine Ali of the L-A Times and Daniel Fienberg from The Hollywood Reporter.

A DECADE OF BROADWAY

“Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” have made a combined billion dollars on Broadway. But with rising ticket prices who’s going to go? Jesse Green, co-chief theater critic for the New York Times talks all things Broadway with John Horn.

THE MAN TO WATCH FROM "WATCHMEN"

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is an actor on the rise. He ended 2019 with a huge role on HBO’s Watchmen. In 2020, he’ll star in movies from Jordan Peele and Aaron Sorkin. Yahya sits down with John Horn to discuss how he wants to direct the arc of his career.   

A MARIACHI BAND UNLIKE THE OTHERS

The Frame meets the local band, El Mariachi Arcoiris– or The Rainbow Mariachi– who claim to be the first LGBTQ mariachi group on the planet.