Arts & Entertainment

Meet Philippe Vergne, the new man at the helm of LA's MOCA

Earlier this year the Museum of Contemporary Art announced the appointment of its new director, Philippe Vergne, formerly the director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York

Live on KPCC: The English Beat's Dave Wakeling performs in studio

Dave Wakeling from The English Beat joined Alex Cohen in KPCC's studios for a chat about his career. Listen to two songs he performed here.

Why we got fatter during the fat-free food boom

In the 1970s, the U.S. Dietary Goals advised Americans to cut back on fat and eat more carbs to lower the risk of heart disease. But some experts say this high-carb, low-fat diet helped fuel obesity.

Bridging the language barrier at movies

A new app called myLINGO allows movie-goers to listen to the Spanish-language soundtrack in sync with the movie.

Los Angeles festival offers Stradivarius violins

Eight Stradivarius violins have been brought together for "Strad Fest LA," a four-day series of performances culminating with a Saturday charity concert.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

Get lost in La La Land with an abundance of food and culture. Head out to Santa Anita Park Saturday for endless ramen before an afternoon of books at Grand Park.

The 10 best sentences in literature: Do you agree?

Editors at The American Scholar magazine have put out their list of the "10 Best Sentences" in fiction and nonfiction. Do you have a favorite sentence? Share it!

NLRB says Northwestern football players can unionize

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that college football players at Northwestern University have the right to unionize. Do you approve?

'Parentology' looks at the science of raising kids (Excerpt)

Sociologist Dalton Conley tried an experiment: deliberately try out what parenting and science research says on his own two children.

The online life of a teenager

According to Boyd, the ability to socialize on one's own terms is what determines when one is keyed into technology, not age or tech savviness.

KPCC's 2014 Public Radio Bracket Madness Round 4! Vote here

We've reached the semifinals of KPCC's bracket madness tournament. The semifinalists: "Snap Judgment," "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," "Radiolab" and "Fresh Air." Vote here.

Frida Kahlo photo archive now at Museum of Latin American Art

MoLAA in Long Beach is the only West Coast museum to exhibit the recently unsealed photo archive of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

App Chat: 3 apps that'll help you handle rough relationships

Regardless of where you are in your relationship we have three heartless pieces of technology that can help you if you're stressed out about what is or what was.

Paul Walker death: Car going 80 mph or more when it crashed

The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was speeding at the time of the crash; mechanical problems were not a factor.

Foster the People performs stripped down version of new single

LA-based band Foster the People is back with its sophomore album "Supermodel." The band performs live in studio with Q Radio.

'Mistaken for Strangers': The National get a documentary

"Mistaken for Strangers," a new documentary about the indie band The National, goes deeper than just a band profile. It's about how fame and fortune have impacted the relationship between two brothers.