A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists. All episodes of The Frame can be streamed from Southern California Public Radio.


The Grammys have H.E.R. in the awards mix

January 15, 2019 ·

The 21-year-old singer who prefers to remain anonymous is nominated for Album of the Year and Best New Artist; NBC Universal joins the crowded field of streaming services; the Spanish singer Rosalía is putting a fresh spin on flamenco.

L.A. Dance Project settles into its new home

January 14, 2019 ·

The company led by Benjamin Millepied is presenting its first full season in its new home in L.A.’s Arts District; a former Weinstein Company film, “The Upside,” won the box office this weekend. What has become of all the former Weinstein properties?; …

‘A Star is Born’ has the upper hand in awards season

January 11, 2019 ·

The remake with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga is the only movie nominated in all 11 guild and film society award competitions; Merrill Markoe and Megan Koester chat about their audiobook, “The Indignities of Being a Woman”; the venerable country-swing b…

‘The Good Place’: Finding laughs in ethics and philosophy

January 10, 2019 ·

Series creator Michael Schur and one of the show’s key writers, Jen Statsky, talk about the ways that the cast and crew take their own research and turn it into a hit show; John Lasseter was ousted from Pixar over inappropriate behavior, and his hiring…

Why so few women behind the camera?

January 9, 2019 ·

In 2018, for the first time in the 90-year history of the Academy Awards, a woman was nominated for cinematography. Why did this recognition take so long?; L.A.-based singer/songwriters recently gathered in Topanga Canyon to share their works; on Song …

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ continues to reverberate

January 8, 2019 ·

The film just received a Writers Guild Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and is considered a contender for several Academy Award nods; ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ revisits scathing accusations against the singer; The Count Basie Orchestra swings it…

Nothing escapes the eye of Mark Seliger

January 7, 2019 ·

The photographer’s wide-ranging vision is on exhibit at the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles; Eugene Jarecki’s Elvis Presley documentary, “The King,” has a Grammy nomination for Best Music Film.

David Byrne keeps on the sunny side

January 4, 2019 ·

The singer/songwriter wrote his Grammy-nominated album, “American Utopia,” prior to our recent political discord, but he remains determined to find the silver lining in society; studio executives are talking the talk but not walking the walk when it co…

‘Sorry For Your Loss’ has a lot to say about grief

January 3, 2019 ·

Kit Steinkellner talks about creating the Facebook Watch series about a widow dealing with her husband’s unexpected death; the 2019 Coachella headliners include Childish Gambino(!) and Ariana Grande(?); Janelle Monáe breaks down a song from her Grammy-…

Leigh Silverman strikes one for women on Broadway

January 2, 2019 ·

The stage director made history with “The Lifespan of a Fact” by assembling the first all-female design team for a Broadway show; Netflix has pulled an episode of Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” from its service in Saudi Arabia after a protest from the Sa…

Alfonso Cuarón Digs Deep For ‘Roma’

December 28, 2018 ·

Alfonso Cuarón reveals the intense process of mining his own memory, and those of his siblings and childhood nanny, to recreate their shared story for the screen in “Roma.”

Musician-filmmaker Ariana Delawari goes from LA to Afghanistan

December 26, 2018 ·

Afghan-American artist Ariana Delawari documents the process of recording an album of music in her family’s homeland; Max Baca of the band Texmaniacs on covering the Woody Guthrie song “Deportee”; Boz Scaggs still sings the blues.

The Frame’s 2018 Year-End Special

December 25, 2018 ·

We bring you some of our favorite interviews from the year — covering television, movies, music and the arts. Guests include Tessa Thompson, Riz Ahmed, Lena Waithe and Hannah Gadsby.

John C. Reilly plays Oliver Hardy to Steve Coogan’s Stan Laurel

December 24, 2018 ·

John C. Reilly joins “Stan & Ollie” director Jon S. Baird to talk about making a movie about the legendary comedic duo Laurel and Hardy. Then, Joanna Kulig stars in “Cold War,” Poland’s official submission for Oscar which is also the story of filmmaker…

Mimi Leder can relate to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s story

December 20, 2018 ·

The future Supreme Court Justice endured a lot of sexism in her career, and so has the director of the biopic, “On the Basis of Sex”; writer/director Adam McKay takes on Dick Cheney in the darkly comedic “Vice.”

Steve Carell does double duty in ‘Marwen’ and ‘Vice’

December 19, 2018 ·

The actor has two movies debuting in the coming days, and another that opened earlier this fall, “Beautiful Boy,” is still in theaters; the annual so-called “Black List” of exceptional un-produced scripts has been released.

Barry Jenkins walks down James Baldwin’s ‘Beale Street’

December 12, 2018 ·

The director follows up the Academy Award Best Picture-winning “Moonlight” with “If Beale Street Could Talk,” an adaptation of the Baldwin novel that plays like a tone poem; composer Nicholas Britell collaborates with Jenkins once again.