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

A look at Jon Stewart’s numerous pre-’Daily Show’ gigs

Jon Stewart wasn’t a well-known quantity when he took over “The Daily Show” in 1999. Here are some of the other, less memorable hosting and acting jobs he's had.

Renowned LA theater artist Lynn Manning dies at 60

The poet, actor and playwright had quietly been battling liver cancer. Blinded at the age of 23, his work explored disability and race.

'Sons of Anarchy' is no more, but the band plays on thanks to The Forest Rangers

The show's music supervisor, Bob Thiele, "got the band back together" to form a group called The Forest Rangers, which has released its first album, “Land, Ho!”

Kurt Sutter learns to let go of being a 'control freak' for 'Southpaw'

Kurt Sutter is making the move from TV's "Sons of Anarchy" to film with "Southpaw." He discusses making the movie without Eminem and why his new boxing movie is unique.

Leon Russell documentary, 'A Poem is a Naked Person,' is released after 40 years

The musician was unhappy with the documentary he commissioned from filmmaker Les Blank in the early 1970s, so he refused to allow its release. But Blank's son, Harrod, has resurrected the project.

Women's World Cup ratings climb as U.S. team advances to finals

Fox invested a lot of money to broadcast the men and women's World Cup tournaments through 2026, and it's paying off with record-setting viewership.

Playing with Apple Music to see if it can compete with Spotify

Apple launched its new streaming service Apple Music Tuesday, which includes streaming music, radio and other features. But is better than Spotify?

NBC cuts Donald Trump ties over comments on immigrants

NBC Universal is terminating business ties with Donald Trump over derogatory comments made during his presidential bid announcement.

Fat actresses still often defined by size while 'dadbods' become cool

Actress Julie Brister talked with the Frame about what it's like being a "Fat Amy"-sized actress in Hollywood, and how she's been able to take roles that aren't demeaning.

Capturing Nina Simone’s passions and demons in ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

“What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a documentary by Liz Garbus that looks at Nina Simone's civil rights efforts, passions and inner demons.

Tim Minchin on adapting Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' for the stage

Multi-talented artist Tim Minchin strung together various gigs for several years before he was asked to write music and lyrics for the stage adaptation of "Matilda."

'True Detective': KPCC’s new podcast 'Welcome to Vinci' covers season 2

We sat down with "Off-Ramp" producer Kevin Ferguson to talk about his new show "Welcome to Vinci." He'll be uncovering the show's connection with SoCal's Vernon and delving deep.

Marc Maron tells us 'WTF' is with him interviewing the president

We have the first interview with Marc Maron after he interviewed the president. He tells us what the deal is and what kind of laughs he got from the Secret Service.

California lawmakers work to keep film scoring work in the state

It's not just runaway film production anymore — more and more California musicians are seeing their work go out-of-state or overseas.

How 'Inside Out' was made, according to the Pixar team

In “Inside Out,” Pixar had to create a place where no one had ever been before: the mind of an 11-year-old girl. That meant researching how a real brain actually works.