Arts & Entertainment

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.

'Newtown' documentary explores aftermath of Sandy Hook shooting

The documentary "Newtown" chronicles the lingering effect of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in hopes of keeping the topic of gun violence in the public conversation.

A Nation Engaged: A Syrian star is reborn in Hollywood

Actor Jihad "Jay" Abdo fled persecution in Syria, ending up in Southern California. His road back to the silver screen is an American success story.

Why NBC sat on the 'Access Hollywood' Trump tape

Despite having the "Access Hollywood" Trump tape days before the story broke, NBC wasn't first to publish. TV writer Mareesa Guthrie and attorney Susan Seager explain why.

Dispatch from 'Oldchella': Baby boomers, politics and fine dining

The opening weekend of new music festival Desert Trip featured a lineup of veteran rockstars, fine dining options and more than a few walkers.

A Nation Engaged: playwright Jon Robin Baitz

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.

Drake shatters American Music Awards nominations record

Drake earned a record-breaking 13 nominations thanks to his latest album, "Views," shattering Michael's Jackson's mark of 11 nominations in a single year for 1984's "Thriller."

'Westworld' creators answer critics who find their show too hard to watch

Series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy address issues people may have with the sexual violence in the series, while highlighting the big ideas they hope to address on an epic scale.