Arts & Entertainment

Bill Cosby seeks to dismiss new sex abuse lawsuit (updated)

LAPD Chief Beck told reporters Thursday that the department is ready to investigate accusations brought against Cosby — even past the statute of limitations.

'It's a Wonderful Life' — unless you're Cosby, Ghomeshi, or Sterling

R.H. Greene likes it that Frank Capra let Mr. Potter keep Bailey Building and Loan's money in his holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life."

The story behind Jerry Brown's gubernatorial portrait

As California governor Jerry Brown gears up for his fourth term, artist Don Bachardy talks about the portrait he made for the governor 30 years ago.

Near downtown LA's Skid Row, a haven for harpsichords

It's no longer surprising to find good restaurants and craft cocktails in downtown LA, but you will be surprised to discover what Curtis Berak has been up to in his basement since 1976.

Faces rocker Ian McLagan dead at 69 after stroke

A statement on his official website said Ian McLagan died Wednesday in Austin, Texas, after suffering a stroke a day earlier. He was 69.

Kevin Costner's timely 'Black or White' enters the nation's racial debate

The film is centered on a widowed grandfather who fights to retain custody of his bi-racial granddaughter. How much does race fuel each side's case?

2 friends who helped integrate 'Peanuts' gang with Franklin

In 1968, several parents, including Harriet Glickman and Ken Kelly, convinced Charles Schulz to create Franklin, the first black character in "Peanuts."

Mischief under the mistletoe: Office partygoers behaving badly

Partying with co-workers can lead to awkwardness and even worse. And surprise: HR experts say alcohol is often to blame.

LA Music Center 50th Anniversary: Who was Dorothy Chandler?

KPCC's Patt Morrison interviews her grandson, Harry Chandler, about the socialite and philanthropist who brought the Music Center to Los Angeles.

Brooke Shields opens up about her late mother, Teri

Mother, manager, alcoholic... Brooke Shields' relationship with her mom informed who she is as a person, but there were plenty of problems along the way.

Cameron Esposito may be the hardest working comedian in show biz

She has an online column and video series, two podcasts and a new album, “Same Sex Symbol." For comedians, "that is the norm now," she says.

A #SadTree lot: Your photos of the Charlie Browniest trees

To mark 50 years of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" airing on American televisions, our readers are sharing photos and memories of Christmas trees.

New music from Willie Nelson, Jimmy Greene and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, journalist Steve Hochman joins us to talk about the latest from Willie Nelson, Bessie Smith and more.

For #GivingTuesday: A guide to gifts that give back

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans.

Bobby Keys, the Rolling Stones' saxophonist, dies at 70

During the course of his long career, Keys played with everyone from John Lennon to Eric Clapton, but it was work with the Stones for which he was most famous.

On The Lot: Sony gets hacked and Star Wars comes back

Sony Pictures got hack, we get a taste of the new Star Wars movie and much more this week in "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.