Arts & Entertainment

Lily Simonson's luminous Antarctica art

The artist knows that not everyone has a chance to visit the South Pole. With her luminous paintings, she hopes to tell the world about the life on land and under the sea in that far-off land.

Eddie Huang: 'The most satisfying thing is to be understood'

The writer, restaurateur and TV host opens up about his fallout with the ABC show, "Fresh Off The Boat," and why he decided to write about the domestic abuse in his childhood home.

Candace Parker disappointed, will not be on US hoops roster

USA Basketball declined to comment on the L.A. Sparks' Parker not being on the team, but is expected to announce the Olympic roster on Wednesday.

Prince's sister says musician had no known will

Tyka Nelson, Prince's only surviving full sibling, said in the court filing that immediate action was necessary to manage Prince's business interests.

'Game of Thrones' weapons master opens the show's deadly war chest

There's no shortage of swords, daggers and axes on "Game of Thrones." But no weapon is just a set piece. Tommy Dunne sees to that.

Breaking down Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

Interspersing the work of British-Somali poet Warsan Shire with her own expletive-laden dialogue and lyrics, Beyoncé has taken a bold step forward in her artistic evolution.

Highland Park Bowl restored to its 1927 splendor

The Highland Park Bowl, which opened in 1927 and was for years known as Mr. T's Bowl, is back to its original state — with modern touches and cocktails.

Steve Julian, longtime voice of KPCC's Morning Edition, dies at 57

"He was a singular talent," said Julian's best friend for over three decades, Larry Mantle, host of KPCC's AirTalk. "He is completely irreplaceable."

Beyond music, Prince's legacy includes black activism

Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist.

Publicist: Prince cremated, celebrated in private ceremony

The publicist's brief statement repeated that the cause of Prince's death was unknown, and said autopsy results wouldn't be received for at least four weeks.

'Purple Rain' to screen at LA theaters this weekend

The movie will play at AMC theaters throughout Los Angeles County.

What politicians can learn from comedians on how to deal with protesters

There are a few ways to deal with a noisy protester. Sometimes, a politician needs to act like a stand-up comic — command the stage, let them have their say, but have a comeback.

John Carney's film are like albums, and 'Sing Street' is his most personal

The director says he wrote the music for "Once" before coming up with the visuals, "Begin Again" was "the difficult second album," and his latest was an opportunity "to come back home."

Michelle McNamara, writer and wife of Patton Oswalt, dies

Michelle McNamara, a crime writer and wife of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, has died at her home in Los Angeles, according to Oswalt's publicist. McNamara was 46.

'Urban Rez' shines light on LA's indigenous people 'declared extinct' by government

Larissa FastHorse's play is part of Cornerstone Theater's "Hunger Cycle" of shows that look beyond physical hunger to examine cultural longing.

Song of the week: 'If I Was Your Girlfriend' by Prince

The song asks how much more open Prince and his partner could be if they were friends, not lovers. Read about what made the song special and watch Prince perform it here.