Brandon R. Reynolds is a cultural spelunker living in California & writing on how culture, science, art and politics all find one another in the way-down dark.
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The difference between coverage of the shutdowns of Apple Daily and PressTV tell us a lot about how we like our journalism served to us.
Trapping you in the seamless media experience.
The history of making you love corporations.
In Los Angeles, the sky has always just been what we stare into instead of reading vanity plates when we’re sitting in traffic. But the empty space above our heads may someday soon fill up with drones — delivering our goods, helping police, and always watching us.
Let’s imagine that future LA together. And let’s start with the question that weighs heaviest on our consumer brains:
Will delivery drones actually become a thing?
The big tech companies are certainly planning on it, says Gregory Mc...
It’s a Sunday morning in September, and members of Grace Community Church are happy to be here. Before the service starts, they’re standing under the morning sky, where the sun would be if not for the wildfire smoke.
Expanding highways and removing homes is one of the great creation myths of Los Angeles. The theory: Where the highways grew, progress would follow. But often that expansion came at the cost of homes in working-class neighborhoods like Boyle Heights. “Getting there” was more important than the actual “there.”
KCRW wanted to understand how online conversations can go sideways when the subject is difficult. We dig into the neuroscience, and create a staged reading of a particularly brutal Nextdoor post.
L.A.’s 6 million trees keep us healthy—and they are all in jeopardy.
This pandemic year meant confronting much of the country’s dysfunction and flaws. There’s one final reckoning to end the year: the holiday party.
How theater, video games, and virtual reality play together.
Comedians adapt to performing from their living rooms to invisible audiences. Cue laughter?
Video calls are a nightmare of bad angles and unfortunate backgrounds. We asked Hollywood to make it beautiful.
Talking to four experts -- a cinematographer, a set designer, a makeup artist, and an actor -- about creating a better movie of You.