The 91st Academy Awards gave way to a wide-range of writing when it came to the Adapted Screenplay category. A string of western frontier short-stories; A Hollywood remake of a remake of a book of a remake; One of America’s greatest novelists; A Memoir of admitted plagiarism; And a story too strange to be fiction. We look into the books that inspired the Screenplays and answer why ‘A Star Is Born’ should not have even been there, and why ‘Black Klansman’ won.
Pom Pom Squad is the brainchild of musical force Mia Berrin. While the band’s name and imagery might evoke something fun and light, the reality is far darker and much, much heavier. Musically and… | watch
Joe Virgillito looks at prediction markets and their relationship to elections. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie Birds of Prey.’ Plus a preview of Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. | watch