Arts & Entertainment

Trial needed to solve 'Blurred Lines' case, judge says

A jury should decide a claim by the children of Marvin Gaye that the 2012 hit song "Blurred Lines" improperly copied elements of their father's music.

Waterboarding, choking, nudity: Have extreme haunts gone too far?

Forget masked monsters and walk-through haunted mazes. There's a new, and sometimes troubling, standard for extreme haunts.

Photos: 'Haunts' provide actors with gigs as ghouls and ghosts

Haunted house attractions — from theme parks to the Queen Mary to theater stages — are a good source of seasonal income for actors.

Halloween costumes: 5 rules for what you should and shouldn't wear

Just in time for last-minute Halloween costume shoppers, we have a list of etiquette tips to help you find something appropriate, edgy and fun.

Halloween 2014: Best places to trick or treat in LA (...and beyond)

From toddler-friendly blocks to teen-tolerant neighborhoods, KPCC has compiled a map of trick-or-treating hotspots. Did we miss one? Let us know your favorite neighborhood!

Chef Susan Feniger turns pumpkin mush into delicious recipes

What do you do with the leftover pumpkin mush? Well, why not turn it into delicious recipes? Chef Susan Feniger shares some of her favorites dishes.

Why Jake Gyllenhaal channeled a coyote for his role in 'Nightcrawler'

The actor talks about why he's happier playing dark characters, why he loves "playing live" onstage, and how the coyote became his "Nightcrawler" character's spirit animal.

Halloween: Find where famous dead people are in Southern California

This collection of maps looks at the locations of the eternal resting places of a number of luminaries, including many buried right here in Southern California.

Decoding the food and drink on a Day of the Dead altar

Day of the Dead celebrates the dead and welcomes their return to the land of the, while enticing them with food, drink and musical offerings.

Halloween for adults: Are adults adulterating Halloween?

Fright Night is not just for kids anymore. For Halloween 2014, the National Retail Federation predicts, some 75 million adults will put on costumes.

'Song Exploder': Deconstructing the music of Julia Holter

In this edition of the Song Exploder podcast adapted for The Frame, Julia Holter joins Hrishikesh Hirway to dissect her song, "Horns Surrounding Me."

All upcoming Marvel, DC movies — and why there's no Hulk, Black Widow

There are plenty of Marvel and DC Comics movies coming up, but some fans' dream movies aren't happening. Here's why, plus a calendar of all the announced movies.

Skirball Center exhibit celebrates Nazi targets who changed Hollywood

Maybe it’s time we had an entire museum dedicated to the cultural migration that transformed Hollywood when the Nazis took power.

Jennifer Lawrence tops Most Valuable Stars list

Vulture.com ranked the top 100 actors and actresses with metrics that included box office returns, critics' ratings, tabloid appeal and feedback from studio executives.

I threw my cat a birthday party. Here's how you can, too.

Pet parties are actually a big thing, so KPCC's Leo Duran went all out to celebrate his own cat, including a cat-themed playlist and "kitty litter" cake.

Marcus Samuelsson shares diverse dishes he cooks at home in new book

The renowned chef born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden includes LA dishes like K-Town noodles, as well as music to cook by and the best kitchen tool in his new cookbook about eating at home.