Arts & Entertainment

5 Every Week: neon museum, VR theme park, secret food window and more!

Behold: Five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to an adventure we'll call "the Wild Card," from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

USC Athletics Director Pat Haden to retire in June

USC Athletics Director Pat Haden will step down from his position at the end of June, the school announced Friday.

6 places to go when everyone else is watching the Super Bowl

Take advantage of one of the few times when the roads will be empty and you can go anywhere. Sanden Totten is here to help.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

Cheers to the weekend! Here's everything you need to know to have an awesome couple of days off, from L.A. Cookie Con to where to watch the Super Bowl.

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

One of the musicians behind "September," perhaps the happiest-sounding wedding song of all time, died in his sleep. Verdine White announced the death of his "brother, hero and best friend."

'Baskets' co-creator Jonathan Krisel: 'What I like is the absurdness of reality'

The writer and producer is attracted to making and working on shows with an offbeat sense of humor, including: "Portlandia," "Tim & Eric" and his latest, "Baskets."

Playboy begins anew as a never-nude magazine

Compared with the primness of Tobias Fünke, the famed sufferer of Never Nude syndrome from "Arrested Development," Playboy's take on the concept is a bit different.

This KPCC voice helped launch the last showgirl act in Vegas

KPCC's Rita Pardue remembers her early days, when she was cast as a singer in the original production of "Jubilee," now the last showgirl production in Vegas.

Butch meets hyperfeminine in photographing Liz Taylor's home

Catherine Opie's photos of Elizabeth Taylor's home show a real, warm person with a sense of humor, and Opie says the gig challenged her identity.

'Kung Fu Panda 3' lures Chinese-speaking audience in US

At seven AMC theaters in the U.S., movie-goers can see English and Chinese versions of the film. Four of those theaters are in Southern California.

In the Hollywood diversity conversation, where does Sundance fit?

Sundance may be just one part of a much bigger puzzle, but filmmakers of color say it has an important role to play.

Why Trevor Noah still hasn't found his groove on 'The Daily Show'

No one expected Jon Stewart's replacement to pick up right where the longtime host left off. But four months into Noah's tenure, it's clear that 'The Daily Show' isn't as vital as it used to be.

The Styled Side: the rise of fancy boutique sweets

There's more to chocolate than just eating: LA chocolatiers are creating artisanal bars covered in fashionable wrappings that are Instagram-worthy.

Why a manipulated magazine photo plays a pivotal role in 'The People v. OJ Simpson'

Series creators Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander say when Time magazine darkened Simpson's skin, it became a key moment in the story.

‘Through the Looking Glass’: How residents of 2 LA neighborhoods found common ground

You don’t usually hear Leimert Park and Montebello in the same sentence, but residents found they have a lot in common through a community theater project.

'Mad Max' sound designer Mark Mangini was inspired by 'Moby Dick'

Mangini and his partner David White have an Oscar nomination for making the massive truck that Charlize Theron's character drives sound like a living beast.