“There’s a way in which you listen to sounds, conduct interviews and produce stories and podcasts for public media that is different from everything else,” said Doug Mitchell, founder and director of NPR’s Next Generation Radio.
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The sprawling community of Skid Row is comprised of 50 blocks, an epicenter of homelessness. According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), there are currently 57,794 homeless in Los Angeles County — 4,633 alone in Skid Row. The problem is at the center of a USC initiative to educate and find innovative ways to address homelessness.
There are thousands of panel discussions held on college campuses each year, and most have a well-worn look and feel: chairs arranged on stage, occupied by academics. But when Alison Trope, USC Annenberg clinical professor of communication and director of undergraduate studies, was given the opportunity to curate a series of events on fashion, she began by turning the topic inside out, re-imagining the very presentation of scholarly thought.
Film criticism died at the birth of television. At least, that’s what former Time movie critic and editor-in-chief of Film Comment Richard Corliss said in his 1990 column, “All Thumbs: Or, Is There a Future for Film Criticism?” The cause of his concern? Two new, flashy television personalities he felt were the disintegration of the pure, academic, poetic form of written film criticism — Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.
“I’ve always had a love affair with the city of L.A. I was born here, and spent most of my life in the area that I grew up,” said Issa Rae, the creator, writer and star of her own HBO series, Insecure.
When the popular television series “Game of Thrones” ended last month, fans bemoaned the long wait until the final season. Speculation pegs next summer as the earliest possibility. In the meantime, posts on the dragon Viserion’s blue flames, memes on the hookup of fictional characters Jon Snow and Daenerys and chatter about potential battle strategies indicate that there is plenty to ponder.