Arts & Entertainment

MOCA's huge American flag exhibit will blow you away

William Pope.L's "Trinket" — at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary — is just a flag in the wind, but it's also so much more.

11th-seeded UCLA upsets 6th-seeded SMU 60-59 on controversial call

Bryce Alford made four 3-pointers in the final 3:40, his last on a controversial goaltending call with 13 seconds remaining, to push 11th-seeded UCLA to a 60-59 upset.

ASCAP director Paul Williams wants fair pay for songwriters in the digital age

How is the music industry affected, specifically songwriters, as streaming music becomes the new normal? ASCAP director Paul Williams says the system is broken.

Ashley Judd takes trolls to task, and the Internet reacts

The actress's decision to press charges over tweets that contained abusive and sexually threatening language has tapped a nerve online.

Apple to cater to 'cord cutters' with streaming TV service

Apple is reportedly developing a streaming TV service. Among the channels it could offer are ABC, CBS, FOX, FX and ESPN— but, for now, not NBC.

Bakersfield Confidential: The Bakersfield Museum of Art

If Bakersfield doesn’t yet have its own school of painting, it’s certainly taking the right steps toward creating one.

Tobias Jesso Jr. on how his misfortunes led to writing an album

Three years ago, if it hadn't been for bad luck, Jesso would've have had no luck at all. Now, with his debut album out, he’s the toast of the pop music world.

KPCC's 2015 Public Radio Bracket Madness is live — vote here

It's time for KPCC's third annual Public Radio Bracket Madness voting! We've got 15 new shows, 17 returning shows and the addition of public radio podcasts. Let's do this.

Elton John boycotts Dolce & Gabbana after 'synthetic children' remarks

Dolce and Gabbana are locked in a public argument with Elton John over their recent remarks saying same-sex couples shouldn't raise children.

With instruments packed, the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel head for Asia

Did you ever wonder what it takes to prepare more than 120 musicians and secure more than a few priceless instruments for a two-week tour?

'The Jinx' joins list of documentaries intervening in legal cases

The developments in the HBO series highlight the critical role that documentary producers and filmmakers have played in criminal cases.

Former Toto bass player Mike Porcaro dies at 59

No cause was given for Porcaro's death Sunday, but he had suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease for several years. He left the group in 2007 because of declining health.

Lebowski Fest: White Russians, bathrobes and bowling

As the "Big Lebowski" phenomenon grows each year, diehard fans wonder if the increased exposure is taking the festival out of its element.

Aykroyd, Belushi widow launch Blues Brothers record label

The new record label is dedicated to the development of blues artists. The label's music will be distributed by Capitol Music Group's Blue Note Records.

With sunny, modern homes, Joseph Eichler built the suburbs in style

The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architecture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler homeowner Adriene Biondo.

Making pies for Pi Day: Think inside the circle

As math lovers know, it's Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.