Arts & Entertainment

Christine Cavanaugh, voice of 'Babe,' dies at 51

Christine Cavanaugh, a prolific voice actress whose characters included the titular character of "Babe," has died. She was 51.

Peter Sellars on the politics of flex dancing and revisiting the Spanish conquest

Still iconoclastic after all these years, the stage and opera director talks about the intersection of history and social issues in the arts.

Was North Korea really behind the Sony hack?

A California cyber-security firm has done its own investigation on the Sony hack and concludes North Korea is not behind the attacks.

How did women and minorities play out in Hollywood in 2014?

The hack attack at Sony and the studio’s film, “The Interview,” dominated recent headlines, but plenty more happened this year in the movie world.

Luise Rainer, first to win consecutive acting Oscars, dies

Rainer took the best actress prize for "The Great Ziegfeld" in 1936 and "The Good Earth" in 1937, becoming the first to win in consecutive years — a feat since achieved by only four other actors.

Writer-director J.C. Chandor spares the violence in 'A Most Violent Year'

The filmmaker says he wants to make movies that "get people off of their couch," to make the effort and experience a worthwhile journey.

How did 'The Interview' fare at the box office and on video-on-demand?

Sony says its controversial comedy brought in $15 million online and $2.8 million in theaters, but will the studio ever make back its investment?

Normalizing US-Cuba diplomatic relations may paint a new picture for artists

For Esterio Segura, the possibility of easier travel between Cuba and the U.S. means having his voice heard through art.

'The Interview,' now Sony's top online film ever, earns $15M

The film also earned nearly $3 million through screenings at 331 theaters. The comedy that was pulled from widespread release following threats was rented or bought more than 2 million times.

Rob Marshall's 'Into the Woods' gets lost in Sondheim's Irony

The big problem is that Marshall isn't nearly ruthless enough in rethinking "Into the Woods" as an honest-to-God movie.

Before the Internet, librarians would 'answer everything' — and still do

The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions.

Box Office: 'Hobbit' wins Christmas, 'Big Eyes' flops

Despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

The enduring life of lit mags: We'll always have (The) Paris (Review)

Magazines of all stripes are struggling to negotiate the digital age — but writer Juan Vidal finds hope for the future of reading in the pages of his favorite new literary magazines.

For Hollywood, 'Selma' is a new kind of civil rights story

The film, about a 1965 voting rights march, stands out for its focus on black characters, including some of the movement's lesser-known organizers, and the way it humanizes Martin Luther King Jr.

Facebook finds that not all users like the 'Year In Review' app

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

From Blood Moon to Dumb Starbucks: KPCC's top 10 stories in 2014

With the new year fast approaching, here's a look back at the most popular stories on this year. Do you have a favorite KPCC story?