Arts & Entertainment

'Dear White People' producer says the movie hits close to home

Effie Brown, who has credits on 17 films, says she's often been the only person of color on several of those projects.

'Who We Be' explores race and culture in America's recent past

Author and cultural critic Jeff Chang looks at how pop art, TV commercials and political campaigns have deeply shaped how we talk about race today.

George Clinton: 'I ain't done nothing yet'

The master of funk stopped by Take Two to discuss when funk was a bad word and why he chose to finally pen a memoir.

At LA fashion school, Oscar de la Renta's death brings tears

Faculty and staff at the Fashion Institute of Design and Technology in downtown Los Angeles remember Oscar de la Renta with tears, memories and inspiration.

A photographer who uses his van as a rolling camera

Still cameras are getting smaller and more digital. At the same time, Ian Ruhter sees his artwork moving in the opposite direction.

Are you scared of clowns just to be cool?

"It just seems fashionable, right now," says Guilford Adams, aka Gilly the Clown. But there's a science behind the scare and some groups of people are more scared than others.

7 cartoons to make your Halloween spook-tacular

Just in time for Halloween, Off-Ramp animation expert Charles Solomon has this exclusive list of spooky cartoons sure to bring both frights and fun.

Police contacted actress Misty Upham before she was found dead

Actress Misty Upham was found dead last week. Police say there was no sign of foul play. Her father has said he doesn't believe she committed suicide.

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose photos of Elvis documented the start of his legendary career, has died of natural causes at his New York apartment.

'Klinghoffer' show goes on, despite protests

The Metropolitan Opera's Monday night debut of "The Death of Klinghoffer" went on as planned, though there were protests both outside and inside the hall.

Caption this image of a clown 'photobombing' William H. Macy

When a clown and William H. Macy showed up for Take Two interviews at KPCC, the result was photo magic. Now we need a caption for this bizarre image!

Start Halloween early with 6-layer cereal cake

Charles Phoenix shares the recipe for his six layer, milk soaked cereal cake with Frosted Flakes frosting.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Danay Suarez, Saul Hernandez and more

Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk new albums from Saul Hernandez, Danay Suarez, Daniel Lanois and Tony Allen, this week on Tuesday Reviewsday.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

A 'Mad Men' actor takes another step back in time

Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell on the AMC series, is now playing Billy Wilder in the off-Broadway show, "Billy & Ray."

Remembering Daniel Pearl: Journalist, violinist

Daniel Pearl, the martyred journalist, is being remembered by thousands of concerts around the world, and one of them is Sunday in Santa Monica