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Posts Tagged ‘Frances Anderton’

KCRW’s DnA Just Got a Lot Stronger

There was a distinguished visitor last night at Elon Musk‘s Santa Monica store. Ahead of the relaunch of KCRW’s monthly program DnA as a weekly podcast, host and executive producer Frances Anderton (pictured) dropped by to chat with the Tesla founder.

The additional weekly podcasts will start posting Tuesday March 26. The monthly radio show will also continue and drop into the Web rotation at each appropriate turn. From today’s announcement:

KCRW’s show exploring the world of design and architecture will grow to a weekly podcast, a lively blog and a team of design journalists, also known as “DJs,” to report on emerging design talent in LA and beyond…

“LA is admired the world over for its innovation in architecture, fashion, entertainment design and more,” says Anderton. “And, the design of our visual environment has a huge impact on how we live our lives. I’m thrilled that we will increase our coverage of, and participation in this creative community and the work that shapes our lives.”

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KCET Aims to Turn Viewers Into Programmers With Artbound

Today KCET launched a new series called Artbound, and with it a novel approach to arts journalism, one that lets readers vote on what stories the TV station will produce.

The Artbound web presence features articles and columns by a host of contributors, including Sharon Mizota of the LA Times, Frances Anderton of KCRW and DWELL magazine, and Joel Beers of the OC Weekly. It reads like a pretty standard arts section, but with a touch of American Idol thrown in. KCET explains:

These long-form, multimedia articles will be rated by readers and vetted by the Artbound editorial team; highly compelling stories will be produced in a short format video documentary and featured online. Artbound’s audience will have the opportunity to share, discuss and comment on the films. Shortly thereafter, four original 30-minute TV episodes will be produced culled from the content and social activity online.

Allowing the audience to choose KCET programming is a compelling idea. But readers of arts coverage do not tend to the be most vocal of online commenters, so we’ll be curious to see how much participation this project inspires.

Dwell: June Issue


Dwell’s theme for June is Homes with History. Very little of the content is online, alas.

Andrew Wagner writes on rebuilding in Pass Christian, Mississippi, post-Katrina. Cool design, cool piece, wish it was longer.

LA editor Frances Anderton interviews Art Center president Richard Koshalek.

Eviana Hartman takes a tour of Mexico City, guided by art dealer/architect Hilario Galguera which is great, but would be better with an accompanying video.

Glen Martin and Claudia Plasencia realize it’s not a house that makes a home in Topanga-based Dwell Home II.