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A Young Writer Finds A Fan Fiction Community — And Himself — In 'Slash'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Writer-director Clay Liford's low-key, lo-fi coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age comedy follows the romantic fumblings of awkward teen Neil (Michael Johnston), both online and off.

An Old-School Hollywood Musical That's In Love With Hollywood: 'La La Land'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Damien Chazelle follows up Whiplash, his 2014 study in musical masochism, with a romantic musical full of catchy ditties and vibrant colors.

God's Daughter Writes A 'Brand New Testament,' But It Makes For Slight Reading

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's modern fable boasts a promising whimsical premise, but comes off disappointingly glib in execution.

Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:27pm

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

Blue Seal: The GI Ice Cream That Okinawans Made Their Own

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:58am

Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:30am

Book critic Maureen Corrigan says that if there's one word that characterizes her list this year, it's "serious." These books certainly aren't grim or dull, but they take on big, difficult subjects.

Small Batch: 'Younger'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:13am

We take a moment to chat with KQED pop culture writer Emmanuel Hapsis about the TV Land series Younger, which just closed its third season.

How Pablo Picasso And Diego Rivera Influenced Each Other

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

Two brilliant artists met just over a century ago when Pablo Picasso invited Mexican Diego Rivera to his Paris studio. A new exhibition in Los Angeles explores how they influenced each other.

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