John Horn

Host, The Frame

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John Horn is the host of The Frame. He previously was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered the film business for more than a decade. Before joining The Times, Horn was a senior writer at Newsweek magazine, a senior editor at Premiere magazine, an entertainment reporter for The Associated Press and a television reporter for the Orange County Register. He is an honors graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Dramatic Arts. He is a former member of the vestry at All Saints Church and a former member of the boards of the National Arts Journalism Program and Union Station Homeless Services.

Stories by John Horn

Was 9/11 really inevitable?

Lawrence Wright question that assumption in "The Looming Tower," a Hulu miniseries that focuses on FBI and CIA infighting in the period leading up to the attacks.

Filmmakers in the news: Del Toro poised for an Oscar and Tarantino under fire

Actress Uma Thurman leveled accusations against both Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino in a bombshell interview with the New York Times.

Aimee Mann's latest album is 'Mental Illness' but she's pretty sane

The sound on the singer/songwriter's new album is acoustic and stripped down. The title started as a joke between friends, but it was so perfect that it stuck.

'Dear Evan Hansen' songwriters: 'It's an exciting time' for musicals

Justin Paul and Benj Pasek wrote the song lyrics for "La La Land" and the songs for the current Broadway hit musical, "Dear Evan Hansen."

Daveed Diggs' 'Blindspotting' is not your average 'buddy comedy'

Diggs and his longtime friend, Rafael Casal, co-wrote and co-star in a film that's an ode to their rapidly changing hometown of Oakland.

Ed Moses says he doesn't make 'art' — he makes 'magic' (UPDATED)

Ed Moses hates the words "make" and "create" and "art." As far as he's concerned he's a "shaman" who engages in "magic."

How artists from Mexico influenced a closed-off China

“Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the 20th Century” is the first show in the re-opened USC Pacific Asia Museum.

How 'Coco' writers/directors did justice to the tradition of Día de los Muertos

The story by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina delves into themes of family, tradition, remembering the deceased, and the importance of following your dreams.

Sexual harassment on set is ‘the status quo,’ says Zoe Kazan

The actress and writer, who starred this year in "The Big Sick," weighs in on Hollywood's long history of exploiting women and what to do about it.

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney embark on second season of 'Ozark'

John Horn catches up with the stars of the Netflix series just before starting production on season 2.

Judd Apatow says Hollywood could shut down sexual predators — here’s how

The filmmaker says the culture of Hollywood enables bad behavior, which allows offenders to remain in positions of influence and power.

How a deaf girl with no acting experience became the star of ‘Wonderstruck’

The young deaf actress who plays Rose in the new Todd Haynes movie hopes the film will expand audiences' understanding of deaf people.

A Noise Within is more than your average community theater

Over the past 25 years, Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, co-producing directors of A Noise Within have built a respected, classical repertory company essentially from the ground up.

NBC passed on a bombshell Harvey Weinstein story. Why?

As more women come forward with their sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein questions keep piling up. Among them: Why did Ronan Farrow, a reporter for NBC News, publish his story about Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker?

Dick Gregory's political comedy takes on new meaning in 'Turn Me Loose'

Joe Morton plays the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory on stage in "Turn Me Loose." That Gregory's comedy remains so relevant today, Morton says, is both remarkable and troubling.