Arts & Entertainment

The Gefilte Fish Line: A sweet and salty history of Jewish identity

Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa's wife Amber Rose files for divorce

Model Amber Rose is ending her yearlong marriage to Wiz Khalifa. She is seeking custody of their 20-month-old son and spousal support as laid out in a prenuptial agreement.

Streisand's history-making 'Partners' marks 6 decades of No. 1 albums

Billboard says Streisand's latest release debuted atop its 200 Albums chart, making her the only artist to issue No. 1 albums six decades in a row. Listen to a preview.

Larry Wilmore talks new comedy 'black-ish' tackling racial identity in today's world

The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore talks about the new TV show "black-ish" that he co-created and produced and his new role as host of "The Minority Report."

The keepers and sleepers of fall TV, from romances to murder

We look at a few of the fall shows that might be worth checking out, or at least worth checking on later.

Geena Davis Institute study shows gender gap in film/TV prevalent worldwide

The actress' research institute has released new data showing that women aren’t just getting a short shrift here in the U.S., but in movies and TV all around the world.

Space-inspired works by NASA artists now on display at AXS Festival in Pasadena

A series of lectures, performances, exhibitions and installations in Pasadena examines the points where art and science intersect. KPCC's Sanden Totten reports.

Tuesday Reviewsday: James Brown, Jason Moran and more

Our music critics join Alex in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday to talk about the latest in new music, including tunes from Jason Moran, Foreign Fields and more.

Are 'Gotham' and other comic book TV shows just a fad?

FOX's Batman prequel is the latest trend in comic book television shows that are popping up on the fall schedule. But has this genre been exhausted?

Creating TV's fictional 'Madam Secretary' after Albright, Rice and Clinton

The show's creator, Barbara Hall, explains how the reality of being a woman in a man’s world has always found its way into her work.

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

Alaskan TV reporter Charlo Greene gave her audience a four-letter farewell Sunday after revealing she was the owner of a medical marijuana business.

Eric Lynch, Howard Stern's diminutive foil, dies

Eric "The Actor" Lynch originally called in to Howard Stern's radio show 12 years ago to rant against Stern, but the calls persisted, the two became friends and Lynch was frequently on the show.

U2 guitarist's plan for Malibu development gets OK

The California Coastal Commission staff has agreed to allow U2's guitarist to build a scaled-down compound in the mountains above Malibu.

Kevin Smith says 'Tusk' is the only movie he's ever made while stoned

The director says he came up with his new film while under the influence, which is why coming up with weed strains is the perfect marketing tie-in.

Jazz master Clark Terry gets his due from Quincy Jones in 'Keep On Keepin' On'

The trumpeter has been mentoring young musicians for decades. His relationship with a recent protegé is chronicled in a new documentary.

Why Liam Neeson was 'very reluctant' to star in 'A Walk Among the Tombstones'

The actor was concerned that the role was too close to his character in 'Taken,' but writer/director Scott Frank came up with a persuasive argument.