Latest Arts Robert Millard/LA Opera Review: LA Opera's 'Billy Budd' hard to surpass Marc Haefele Marc Haefele reviews the LA Opera production of "Billy Budd," an unfinished work by Melville turned into a sprawling opera by Benjamin Britten in 1951. Add your comments Film / Television More Family Sky: ‘Cosmos’ reboot expanding into half a billion homes Lisa Brenner "Cosmos" is expanding. A panel of otherworldly experts and entertainment executives met this week in Griffith Park to talk about the legacy of Carl Sagan and the reboot of his seminal science series. 'True Detective': The Handsome Family performs the theme song live on KPCC Video Kristen Bell in 'Veronica Mars' parody video, gives cameo SPOILER! Who's behind the 'Back to the Future' hoverboard video? Video MARTIN SCALI/20TH CENTURY FOX/BE 'The Grand Budapest Hotel': A conversation with Wes Anderson and Tony Revolori Culture More Free weekend? Here are 7 fun and almost-free things to do Monica Luhar and Kristen Lepore Explore the city with endless art, outdoor shopping and a walk on the wild side. With no sign of rain, it'll be a sunny weekend with temps reaching 80 degrees. Funny or Die admits hoverboard prank in new video Video Religion and Culture: Vedic astrology takes root in Los Angeles Slideshow Carl Kasell retiring from 'Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!' Courtesy Facebook/This American Life Who should compete in KPCC's 2nd annual Public Radio Bracket Madness? Music More Strange but true: Music doesn't make some people happy Nancy Shute | NPR Researchers say a small number of people appear to lack the brain circuitry to get pleasure from music. Tuesday Reviewsday: Regina Carter, Linda Perhacs, La Santa Cecilia and 3BallMTY Live from Crawford Family Forum: Robert Hilburn on Johnny Cash A win for fair use after record label, copyright lawyer settle Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW Live from SXSW in Austin, it's KPCC! Arts More Pop-art icon Wayne Thiebaud tells his story in 2 SoCal exhibits John Rabe and Marc Haefele | Off-Ramp Video We talk with pop-art icon Wayne Thiebaud, now 93, subject of two new SoCal exhibits. He's known for paintings of baked goods, and says he's happy to be known as "the old pie man." Using art to reinforce identity and ties to the Philippines Artist gets Asians parent and child to swap styles Queen Victoria's private family photos on display in new Getty exhibit Courtesy of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California Artist Daniel Joseph Martinez's 'Ship of Fools' comes to LA Food More Chipotle says there's no 'guacapocalypse' looming Maria Godoy | NPR Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated. Our supercomputer overlord is now running a food truck Sandwich Monday: The Shamrock Shake US lets 141 trillion calories of food go to waste each year Meghan McCarty Where to eat Creole and celebrate Mardi Gras in LA Books More With fearlessness and a 'code name,' Iraqi helped Navy SEALs NPR Staff | NPR Interpreter "Johnny Walker"'s memoir details his experiences with the U.S. military on countless missions in his war-torn home country of Iraq and his family's long path to U.S. citizenship. Hilton Als on 'White Girls', Eminem and André Leon Talley Who gets to be a superhero? Race and identity in comics Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future Chicago Review Press The lives of real life superheroes in 'Heroes in the Night'