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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
How theater, video games, and virtual reality play together.
L.A.’s 6 million trees keep us healthy—and they are all in jeopardy.
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.
David Lynch talks about everything ... except for Twin Peaks.
An Alta magazine story leads to the discovery of a section of the "The Well of the Scribes" sculpture, which went missing 50 years ago. It was returned to L.A.'s Central Library. The search for the rest of it heats up.
The Well of Scribes resurfaces! (Part of it, anyway.)