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Photos: Adam Carolla shows Elvis Mitchell his impressive vintage race car collection

Posted March 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
BRE-Datsun-Roadster (Photo: Jenny Radelet)

You’ve probably heard of comedian Adam Carolla from his chart-topping podcast The Adam Carolla Show or his stint co-hosting MTV’s Loveline. His latest project, and directorial debut, is the film “Road Hard,” based on a tough time in his life when he was forced to go back out on the road to support his family. It was 2009, and he had just lost his job …

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Listen: New York Times’ Charles Blow reads from his memoir

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Charles Blow. Photo:  Beowulf Sheehan

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow joined Elvis Mitchell on The Treatment to talk about his new memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” He said it wasn’t until he was in his 40s with children of his own, that he had the courage to relive his own childhood trauma, most notably the experience of being molested in his Gibsland, Louisiana childhood home. His memoir fearlessly recollects …

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Remembering Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Posted August 11, 2014 by , and | 0 Comments | ]

Updated August, 12, 2014.
Prolific comedian and actor Robin Williams has died at age 63. He was found unresponsive in his Marin County home, in an apparent suicide.
Appearing on KCRW’s The Treatment, Williams said he was an outsider who found a craft he loved. “I like doing supporting parts the best, you’re not carrying the burden of the movie. And you can make a character and do all …

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Who was Skid Row’s ‘Avant Guardian’?

Posted April 8, 2014 by | 2 Comments | ]

In the 1980s, Skid Row was still home to the poorest people in Los Angeles, but it also had a thriving avant garde theater scene. Actors like Tim Robbins, John Cusack, and Jeremy Piven got their start at the Wallenboyd, an experimental theater space at the corner of Wall and Boyd St., in the heart of Skid Row.
Another permanent fixture was Clyde Casey, a …

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Tacos, doughnuts, guns: At SXSW, bitcoins buy it all

Posted March 14, 2014 by | 8 Comments | ]
You can buy guns, t-shirts, and other accessories at Central Texas Gunworks using bitcoin

It’s been a tumultuous month for the virtual currency bitcoin. Last week, Newsweek Magazine ran a cover story unmasking Bitcoin’s founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, only to have the subject of the article deny he’s the guy. And Mount Gox, formerly one of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world, filed for US Bankruptcy Protection after losing millions of dollars worth of bitcoin.
Bitcoin is difficult to …

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#CouchXSW: How to enjoy the best of SXSW Interactive, without leaving home

Posted March 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

Bummed you’re missing the 21st Annual SXSW Interactive Festival this weekend? Don’t be. You can enjoy the best of what SXSW Interactive has to offer without getting up off the couch. So brew a fresh pot of coffee and prepare to be enlightened. When your friends get back from Austin next week, they’ll be jealous that you learned just as much as they did without having to …

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5 things we learned from Oscar expert Dave Karger and Elvis Mitchell on The Treatment

Posted February 27, 2014 by | 2 Comments | ]

Self-professed ‘Oscar nerd’ Dave Karger hosts Fandango FrontRunners, and serves as the official ‘Oscar expert’ for shows like Access Hollywood, E! and TODAY. This week on KCRW’s The Treatment, he and host Elvis Mitchell dish on the most interesting stories coming out of this year’s Academy Awards:

1. “Oscar-nominated” is not always synonymous with “good,” and vice versa.

Inside Llewyn Davis was a favorite among cinephiles …

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Is it time to get rid of ‘Pilot Season?’

Posted May 13, 2013 by | 3 Comments | ]
Associate Producer, Marshall Boone works 20-hour days during pilot season.

This week, the big five broadcast networks will unveil their fall lineups to advertisers and press at the Upfronts in New York City, hosting star-studded presentations and lavish parties to lure advertisers and press.
The Upfronts also mark the end of pilot season, the frenetic time of year from January to April when the television industry churns out dozens of pilots, which are trial episodes …

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For filmmakers, getting into Sundance is exciting – and scary

Posted January 17, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

Sundance kicked off today in Park City, Utah. Just getting into one of the world’s premiere film festivals is a big deal. This year, only 113 of more than 12,000 submissions were accepted. But for many independent filmmakers, the thrill of getting in quickly turns to panic.
Right after Thanksgiving, director Francesca Gregorini got a call from a programmer at Sundance, telling her her film, …

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