Arts & Entertainment

Surviving the indignities of age with humor and honesty

Aging is a pain in the… granny panties, “so serious you have to make a comedy out of it,” author Annabelle Gurwitch told an appreciative crowd at KPCC.

From 'Field Of Dreams' to 'Draft Day': Who cares about the front office?

Sports movies seem to have made a strange turn from focusing on players to focusing on agents and managers. It makes for a sad progression from magical realism to yelling about money.

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

Gabriel García Márquez hailed as literary giant

Author Gabriel García Márquez died Thursday, and there has been an worldwide outpouring of sadness and appreciation for the influential author.

Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies at 83

Dean's "Paul Robeson" originally starred James Earl Jones when it opened on Broadway in 1978. It would go on to several revivals in New York and Europe.

A new night market kicks off in Koreatown

The KTown Night Market runs through Saturday night. With a long list of K-Pop and hip-hop artists taking the stage, organizers have dubbed it "KTown Coachella."

What if a Chilean surrealist filmmaker had directed 'Dune?'

A new documentary called "Jodorowsky's Dune" shows how an unmade film version of "Dune" might have made "Alien" possible.

Free weekend? 7 things to do that aren't Coachella

Couldn't afford Coachella this year? Get tickets to watch emerging artists at Brokechella Saturday before attending a new flea market and a food extravaganza Friday.

Coachella 2014: Locals left out when world comes to party

Indio's teens grew up with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, now in its 15th year. That comes with perks and drawbacks.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Los Angeles connection

The author, who died Thursday, was honored locally in 2003 when part of Clarence Street, which had been home to a Boyle Heights gang, was renamed Gabriel Garcia Marquez Street.

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that 87-year-old Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died.

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.

Light and dark: The racial biases that remain in photography

Syreeta McFadden used to dread being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.

Pasadena company still puts music on cassette tape. Really

Cassette tapes may seem to have been buried by the Internet, but they’re still spinning along, and one of America's biggest cassette producers is a small business in Pasadena.

Ford Mustang turns 50: Used Mustang salesman reflects on the iconic car's history

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we talk with a man who's been selling used Mustangs from the same address since 1969. Prices have gone up since then.

Disney Channel's 'Jessie' breaks romantic ground

The title character of television's "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: Toward the altar.