Arts & Entertainment

'Eight is Enough' star Dick Van Patten dies at 86

Van Patten died Tuesday in Santa Monica, California, of complications from diabetes, according to his publicist, Daniel Bernstein. He was 86.

Mexican writer granted asylum creating literary life in U.S.

In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, writer Dolores Dorantes received death threats. The U.S. granted her asylum and now her latest work reflects on her four years here.

'Titanic' composer James Horner believed dead in plane crash near Santa Barbara (update)

Jay Cooper, an attorney for Horner, said the plane was one of several owned by the 61-year-old composer, and that no one has heard from him since the crash.

Women's World Cup: Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 US victory over Colombia

The United States is seeking its third World Cup title, but first since 1999.

Pete Rose bet on baseball games as a player, ESPN reports

After years of denial, baseball's all-time hits leader admitted in 2004 that he bet on games, but only while he was manager. But ESPN obtained documents that show the betting began in 1986.

To pay or not to pay? A day in the life of Apple Music

Taylor Swift posted an open letter criticizing Apple Music's no-pay policy during the trial period for its streaming service. Apple got the message and changed its tune.

'True Detective' main titles show California's dark, gothic edge

Patrick Clair, the mind behind the main title sequences for both seasons of "True Detective," breaks down how he moved the visuals from Louisiana to the Golden State.

True Detective Season 2: Can you name that field?

We know a lot about Los Angeles here, but sometimes even we get stumped. After the opening credits, the very first scene is an open field — where was it shot?

Former NFL player, Spanish-language TV pioneer dies at 77

Family members and officials at New Mexico State University, where Villanueva was a member of the athletic hall of fame, confirmed his death.

'True Detective': KPCC’s new podcast 'Welcome to Vinci' covers season 2

We sat down with "Off-Ramp" producer Kevin Ferguson to talk about his new show "Welcome to Vinci." He'll be uncovering the show's connection with SoCal's Vernon and delving deep.

Welcome to Vinci - KPCC's new 'True Detective' podcast

We're going to do our best to fill you in on the California of True Detective — where do this season's plot lines come from? Are things really that grim and corrupt in LA politics?

'True Detective' city of Vinci has a real-life LA counterpart

In the new season of HBO's noir TV series, Colin Farrell's Det. Ray Velcoro works for the fictional city of Vinci, a city with a lot of secrets. We take a look at its real-life inspiration.

'The Wolfpack' brothers go from captivity to making movies

Finally freed from their family's apartment, the movie-obsessed brothers of "The Wolfpack" reflect on life after starring in the documentary.

Marc Maron tells us 'WTF' is with him interviewing the president

We have the first interview with Marc Maron after he interviewed the president. He tells us what the deal is and what kind of laughs he got from the Secret Service.

The rise of EDM and the perils of being a DJ in 'Eden'

Electronic dance music is a huge worldwide industry, but the film "Eden" tells what it's like to be there for the genre's rise and the personal costs involved.

Brian Williams' opens up on 'Today' show

The anchorman opened up on the "Today" show Friday about the scandal that virtually ended his career.