Arts & Entertainment

RIP Mike Atta: Hardcore punk founder, The Middle Class guitarist

John Rabe speaks with LA Record's Chris Ziegler about Mike Atta, the guitarist for the pioneering hardcore punk band The Middle Class, who died on Easter Sunday of cancer.

On television, more transgender characters come into focus

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin speaks out in favor of gay marriage

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin made headlines Wednesday after an excerpt from a podcast he released last year endorsing gay marriage started making the rounds.

Music that burns, literally

Take Beyonce. Take Sinatra. Take whomever you love and set them on fire — with a "Pyro Board." It plays music by pulsing the beats in flame, and when the singer hits a high note — stand back.

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Foster wed Hedison over the weekend. Hedison is a 44-year-old photographer based in Los Angeles.

Mimi Pond's 'Over Easy': Sex, drugs and gourmet omelets

John Rabe talks with Mimi Pond about her new graphic novel, which paints a vivid picture of the 1970s and a crazy diner that changed her life.

Amazon announces deal to stream HBO shows

Today, Amazon announced that they had struck a deal with HBO to make old seasons of several of their series available for Amazon Prime subscribers to view.

Curing your jet lag and keep a travel journal with apps

It's time for our next installment of App Chat. And today we have three apps that want to save you from jet lag, sketchy situations and your bad memory

Bieber trial delayed to July on DUI, other charges

A South Florida judge has delayed the trial of pop star Justin Bieber. The trial was delayed from May 5 to July 7.

What do 'The Simpsons' look like in Lego?

Fox has started releasing images from an upcoming episode of The Simpsons that renders the family in Lego pieces. And as always, all rights are carefully reserved.

HBO shows come to Amazon Prime next month

Prior seasons of current HBO programs — like "Girls" and "Veep" — will become available about three years after airing on HBO. The first batch hits May 21.

Dylan Brody, a comedy icon, and a jerk. Hey! You're reading it wrong!

I went to a Hollywood event a couple of years ago, the kind of event at which I park a block away because I’m afraid the valets may be judging me, and my car may give me away as a fraud.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees and Ray LaMontagne

It's time for another Tuesday Reviewsday. This week, Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter joins A Martinez to chat about three new albums.

Powdered Liquor: Now legal but won't be in your margarita soon

The feds have approved dehydrated versions of vodka and even mojitos. Simply add water and voila! You've got a cocktail. But red tape will likely keep the high-proof powder off the market for a while.

Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson after lost season

The dismissal comes shortly after the Knicks completed a 37-45 season that began with their belief they were a serious contender.

Mad World: An oral history of New Wave artists and songs that defined the '80s

What was it like to be a part of the New Wave movement in the 1980s? Lori Majewski's new book chronicles the experience, and she joins A Martinez to talk about it.