Arts & Entertainment

The book Scientology effectively banned for 27 years

"The Bare-Faced Messiah," a biography of L Ron Hubbard, was first published in 1987. But it's only now, 27 years later, that the biography is finally available in the U.S.

Former pro wrestler the Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

The WWE says James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler the Ultimate Warrior, has died. Hellwig was one of pro wrestling's biggest stars in the late 1980s.

How stereotypes explain everything and nothing at all

The early days of college hoops were dominated by flashy players who were thought to be naturally suited for the game and who saw the sport as their way out of the ghetto. They're not who you suspect.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Madlib, D'Angelo, Mobb Deep and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes, join us to talk about the latest in music.

HBO heads to Silicon Valley

HBO premiered "Silicon Valley" this week. The show finds the funny side of what it means to struggle to be the next WhatsApp or Instagram.

Chuck Stone, pioneering black journalist and professor, dies at 89

More than 70 men turned themselves in to Chuck Stone during his time as a columnist. The suspects trusted the Philadelphia Daily News journalist but feared police brutality.

'Game of Thrones' premiere crashes HBO GO; 2nd big outage

The online video streaming service crashed because of an overload of traffic, leading some to speculate that users were accessing the show by sharing passwords.

Tech experts make HBO's 'Silicon Valley' a bit more real

"I like to think that they were looking for both a data compression expert and a penis joke expert..." says Vin Mishra who consulted on HBO's new series "Silicon Valley."

American art to flood US billboards this summer

Five museums say they are organizing the largest outdoor art show to showcase American art nationwide this summer.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to receive 1st Fred Rogers award

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will receive the first Fred Rogers Legacy Award, which is named for the creator and late host of the public television show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Radiolab wins KPCC's 2014 Public Radio bracket challenge

The battle was neck and neck between "Radiolab" and "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" for much of the week — Friday afternoon, "Radiolab" was trailing by mere votes.

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Actor Mickey Rooney has passed away at his North Hollywood home., the Los Angeles Coroner's office and Rooney's family announced Sunday night.

'Captain America' sets April record with $96.2M take

Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever.

Peter Matthiessen — writer, activist, Buddhist, spy — dies at 86

Matthiessen was a spy, a naturalist, a well-regarded activist and a three-time winner of the National Book Award — for both fiction and nonfiction.

Paul Salamunovich, chorus director who helped score films, dies

Paul Salamunovich, longtime director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale who helped score movies including "The Godfather," has died. He was 86.

David Letterman's meticulously unchoreographed exit

When David Letterman announced his retirement Thursday, it came first not from a press release, but from the same kind of organic, weird, naturalistic charm that characterized the show.