Arts & Entertainment

Movie chains balk at Netflix's plan for simultaneous release

The streaming service plans to release Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, in theaters and online at the same time. But at least four major movie theater chains won't be showing it.

Jim Harbaugh becomes Oakland A's coach for a day in Arizona

The former coach of the San Francisco 49ers appeared in full uniform Saturday for the A's. He was expected to coach first base for an inning or two against the L.A. Angels.

Robert Christgau on a lifetime of listening

The so-called "Dean of Rock Critics" talks about the first time he knew he wanted to write about music, and why pop music is still important.

Claire Keane follows her dream with 'Once Upon A Cloud' children's book

The illustrator talks about leaving her coveted job at Disney to pursue her dream of being a children's book author.

Fan misses Art Laboe’s ‘civic engagement’ on LA radio

Twelve radio stations in the Southwest still run Laboe's show, including one in the Inland Empire. But you can't hear him in L.A. proper, at least for now.

How does Scott Snyder write best-selling issues of 'Batman'?

The writer was an unlikely choice to take over DC's best-selling comic, but his tenure in indie comics and his approach to the character have left people clamoring for more.

'Maps to the Stars' writer Bruce Wagner's life informed his dark take on Hollywood

The Beverly Hills native used his knowledge from growing up among celebrities to create the dark story of director David Cronenberg's latest movie.

Patt Morrison, meet Patricia Morison

On Sunday, March 15, veteran Broadway actress Patricia Morison will observe her 100th birthday with one more performance. We knew the perfect person to talk with her.

Could a quokka beat a numbat? Oddsmakers say yes

In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists.

'Chappie': Star Sharlto Copley reveals how he brought a robot to life

The star of Neill Blomkamp's newest sci-fi adventure plays the title character, a robot designed to fight crime who instead learns what it means to feel emotions.

Nominate shows to compete in KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015

It's almost time for you to vote in the third annual KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness, and we want to know which shows you'd like to nominate to the ballot this time around.

Free weekend? 9 fun and almost-free things to do

Angelenos, our sunny SoCal weather is back. Close those laptops and turn off the tablets because there’s plenty to do in real life.

Wayne Federman's film fest lets comedians geek out on movies

The comedian hosts his fourth annual film festival, where he lets fellow funny people choose movies that inspired them.

'Blurred Lines' trial: Hit song made almost $17 million

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke profited greatly from the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines," which is at the center of a courtroom battle nearing its end.

Composer Jake Heggie on the long life of 'Dead Man Walking'

On the eve of its L.A. premiere, the opera's composer reveals the reasons why the opera he wrote 15 years ago is still so powerful and resonant.

Ferguson, fire, Mexico unrest ignite LA artist’s creativity

Images of fire, protests and tear gas from Ferguson, Mexico City, and downtown L.A. have landed in the inbox of L.A. painter Sandy Rodriguez.