Stephen Hoffman

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Using the film Get Out to explain Black Horror

Lots of people are going to be watching scary movies tonight ... you know, to get themselves in the mood for Halloween 

3 things to binge-watch to get you in the Halloween mood

Take Two contributor Mark Jordan Legan stops by with a curated list of the best things to stream this Halloween weekend.

The Binge: catch up on Search Party, Chewing Gum and Ozark

The Binge is our monthly list of the best movies and television shows you should be streaming. Mark Jordan Legan is our guide, and here are his picks.

Ned Colletti, former Dodgers GM, talks about his time in ‘The Big Chair’

Ned Colletti helped turn the Dodgers into a winning team during the tumultuous era of the McCourts. He talks about his new book, "The Big Chair."

The Binge: 'Blue Ruin,' 'Green Room' and 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore'

Every month we get a list of great movies and shows that are available for streaming. Writer Mark Jordan Legan is our guide.

The Binge: From the seas to the forests

Every month Take Two contributor Mark Jordan Legan stops by with a curated list of the best things to stream on the web, we call it - THE BINGE!

Ear Hustle - looking at life inside San Quentin State Prison

We talk to Earlonne Woods, an inmate at San Quentin State Prison, and also the co-host and co-creator of the podcast, Ear Hustle.

Popular security measure called ineffective, how do we make airports safe?

At the heart of President Trump's travel ban is the idea that terrorists are planning to sneak into the country under the guise of refugees. And, like a lot of our concern about terrorism, the travel ban has been playing out at our nation's airports.

New music from Bell Biv DeVoe, Omar, Kid Koala and more

Every week we'll get the latest and freshest in new tunes. This week music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from bring in their selections.

OC Assemblyman stands by claim California legalized child prostitution

Travis Allen wrote a provocative piece criticizing a new law aimed at treating child sex workers as victims, writing "teenage girls (and boys) ... will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money."

Arrest of heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica rattles LA Pride event

Law enforcement officials arrested a heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica early Sunday who told police he had been heading to L.A.'s Pride event.

Implicit bias - how it might play a role in the courtroom

Does the subconscious mind play more of a role in the legal system than most people have assumed?

The trans movement - is this the transgender community's moment?

With the recent Vanity Fair cover shot of Caitlyn Jenner, and the attention that Orange is the New Black trans actress Laverne Cox are getting, many people feel that we are living in a transgender movement.

Sorry, but a magic unicorn won't make your pledge for you

KPCC listeners v a magic unicorn. Guess who wins?

Robert Townsend on 'Hollywood Shuffle' and roles for black actors today

Robert Townsend wrote, directed and starred in the movie, and its being celebrated as part of L.A. Magazine’s look at the '80s.