Arts & Entertainment

#rubberduckLA: Have you spotted this big duck?

Is it art or is it just a big yellow duck? A Dutch artist's giant "Rubber Duck" is being teased ahead of a planned appearance at the Tall Ships Festival LA.

Fans ask #WheresGamora in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' merch

"Guardians of the Galaxy" stormed multiplexes with its Star Warsian vibe, but if you want to pick up some merch, there's less of it for the film's female lead Gamora.

Aubrey Plaza talks 'Life After Beth' and the zombie rom-com

The actor and comedienne appears in "Life After Beth," as a young woman who actually comes back from the dead as a flesh-eating zombie -- thus perhaps giving life to an all-new genre: The zombie rom-com.

Actor Brendan Gleeson discusses 'Calvary'

Stories of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have become unfortunately all too common, and the crimes can often go unpunished in the real world. However, one victim of abuse at the hands of a priest decides to take his revenge in the film "Calvary," and reveals his intentions to a priest during confession.

6 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Put a bird on it because it's going to be a good one. Did we mention? Sunday is Duran Duran Day. Here's everything you need to know.

Landon Donovan says he'll retire after season

The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best soccer player in American history. The 32-year-old Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history and a five-time league champion.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Shabazz Palaces, Common, James Brown, Fonseca and Viento Callejero

Joining A Martinez in studio this week is Justino Aguila, Associate Editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine and Oliver Wang from

KPCC airs 4 favorite shows again at 9 pm

Here is the new schedule for weeknights at 9 p.m., which replaces "Tell Me More," a show that NPR chose to cancel this summer.

Can't catch LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl? Listen on KUSC.

KUSC will be broadcasting the concerts every Sunday night through mid-October, and they'll make the recordings available for online streaming for up to a week. See the full schedule.

Chef grills steak, volcano-style, with molten lava

After Sam Bompas roasted marshmallows over lava at a volcano in Japan, he wanted to recreate the experience. So he asked a geologist and sculptor who'd built an artificial volcano to host a barbecue.

Women in film: Latinas more likely to appear nude, study says

A study of the top 100 grossing films in 2013, by USC's Annenberg school, found that women and minorities continue to be underrepresented and Latinas sexualized on screen.

How one musician crowdfunded her music career from Kansas

For years, musician Kawehi struggled to succeed in LA, so eventually she moved to Kansas. That's when things started to change for the better for her career.

Rappers, anything you can spit can be used against you

A lot of rappers glorify crime in their music. Sometimes, lyrics that appear to boast about crimes can lead to arrest. Should violent rap lyrics be used as an admission of guilt?

2 Bible Belt filmmakers expand box office horizons

Filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick' films have grossed nearly $80 million on four films made for less than $4 million combined. But outside the world of Christian-themed cinema, many have never heard of their films.

Google's quest to build a universal typeface

Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world's written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.

Writer/director James Gunn on Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

A Martinez speaks with James Gunn, the director/writer of "Guardians of the Galaxy" about what it was like creating the biggest movie of the summer.