Arts & Entertainment

'Let that crowd noise come through': A chat with Bob Miller, voice of the LA Kings

Miller has been the voice of Kings hockey for more than four decades. He talked with Morning Edition about longevity, heart surgery and connecting to a city.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

This weekend is jam packed with something for everyone — whether you're already in the Halloween spirit or not.

Can 'Desierto' change the conversation about immigration?

Filmmaker Jonás Cuarón's action-thriller "Desierto" which has an American vigilante hunting migrants on the US-Mexico border evokes the tension of Stephen Spielberg's 1971 movie "Duel."

In an Armenian kitchen, finding a heritage lost to domestic violence

She grew up disconnected from her abusive father and his Armenian heritage. Years later, she reconnected to that heritage through her grandmother's kitchen and cooking lesson.

'A Nation Engaged': As power shifts, things get ugly, but 'it makes me feel hopeful'

NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees goes it alone and gets personal

Tyler Glenn's first solo album, “Excommunication," is inspired by his recent departure from the Mormon church due to his sexual orientation.

Photographer Rafael Cardenas documents a changing LA

A new book and exhibition capture the vivid imagery of a changing Los Angeles.

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Dylan, who was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941, “has the status of an icon,” the Swedish Academy wrote in a biographical note.

IndieCade, the gaming industry's Sundance, heads to LA

IndieCade is coming to Los Angeles for the first time Friday, featuring everything from video games to mobile Shakespearean plays.

America Ferrera nearly quit acting to be an activist - now she does both

The star and a producer of the NBC comedy, "Superstore," recently worked on a documentary series called "America Divided" to examine U.S. immigration policy.

'A Nation Engaged': 'I feel most American when I'm not in the States'

NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.

I'm just drawn this way: Teen finds gender identity through art

Long before Youth Radio's Desmond Meagley had the words to describe his identity, he used art as an outlet. Drawing was more than a hobby for him; it was a way to find comfort when nothing else fit.

Actress Constance Wu: U.S. needs a 'fierce and productive' conversation on race

NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.

Improvisos Peligrosos improv troupe brings bilingual comedy to the UCB stage

In a city where 40 percent of the population speaks Spanish, the group is trying to show people who didn't grow up speaking English that improv could be for them.

Can new Prairie Home host Chris Thile bring in new listeners?

Singer, mandolin virtuoso, and frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion becomes the host of the show October 15, taking over from its creator, Garrison Keillor. He talked about the creative challenges of his new job with Off-Ramp host John Rabe.

One Anaheim family's recipe for immortality through falafel

Achieving the American dream can mean different things to different people: owning a house, climbing the career ladder — or making falafel an American household name.