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Julia Murray is an Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk with Larry Mantle.
Prior to joining KPCC, Julia interned at Los Angeles Magazine and the Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency. She has also done editorial work for various independent authors and enjoys storytelling through writing and audio.
Julia was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in English and minors in Biology and Interdisciplinary Writing. She loves books, music and tending to her rapidly growing collection of plants.
The HFPA Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk is generously supported by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust
Stories by Julia Murray
For working parents, staying on top of childcare is difficult enough. Yet increasingly, American parents are being squeezed by the pressure of not only caring for their kids, but their aging parents as well.
When producer Richie Jackson moved to New York City as a young man in the 1980s, he joined a gay community still fighting for basic rights and recognition under the law.
It’s hard to imagine how the sprawling, ambitious IMAX documentaries of today could be descendants of films like the silent and largely staged documentary “Nanook of the North,” released nearly one hundred years ago.
In recent years, American elections have been marked by reports of voter suppression, problems with election administration, misinformation campaigns and inflammatory rhetoric-- all of which pose a threat to civilian trust in fair elections.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the film and television industries have had to reckon with one of their most essential and troublesome elements: the sex scene.
Amazon sealed the deal with top-selling author Dean Koontz, whose contract expired last year.
More than half of California’s recycling centers have closed in the past six years, creating a crisis for recycling in the state.
At the Golden Globes last Sunday, host Ricky Gervais wasted no time taking aim at what he sees as the hypocrisy of Hollywood.
With a career that spanned fourteen Best Pictures nominations, director Sidney Lumet produced an incredible body of work that included American classics like “12 Angry Men” and “Network.”
“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see,” Winston Churchill once said, regarding the importance of studying history.
Dysfunctional families have long been ripe material for film. Tense dinner scenes are a mainstay in dramas and comedies alike, often used as sites of generational strife and cultural impasse.
While we typically measure a film’s cultural relevance by its accolades and box office numbers, there is another, more informal consideration: the quality of its spoofs.
November 2019: A time where cars fly, off-worlds trips are possible and complex Artificial Intelligence beings walk the streets.
Not only can a four-day workweek mean happier employees, it turns out it can produce more efficient ones as well.
Chinese Americans’ relationship with Hollywood is as empowering as it is complicated, argues award-winning filmmaker and author Arthur Dong.