Arts & Entertainment

'Strangers' wins the 2015 KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness!

This year's winner is a little... stranger. (Hint hint!) The third annual KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness is in the books, and this year's winner is "Strangers"!

Actor who played 'Dukes of Hazzard' sheriff dies at age 88

The prolific character actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" has died. James Best was 88.

Why Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard sort of hates LA

Ben Gibbard sits down with Take Two's Alex Cohen to talk about his relationship with Southern California, former bandmate Chris Walla and more.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Calexico, Tal National and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about the best in new music releases.

Artists in residence give high-tech projects a human touch

A 3-D printing software company hands artists high-tech tools to craft human-centered projects. But it's not the first program to pair imagination with practicality.

'American Odyssey' took over 3 years to get to the small screen

'American Odyssey' co-creators talk about going with a female protagonist and the criticism directed towards the portrayal of the Muslim world.

WonderCon wrap-up: Convention moving to LA as female fandom grows

This year's WonderCon featured more female fans and previews of 'San Andreas' and 'Last Man on Earth.' Looking ahead, the pop culture convention moves to LA.

De La Soul previews their new Kickstarter-funded album 'And the Anonymous Nobody'

De La Soul's David Jude Jolicoeur and Kelvin "Pos" Mercer talk sampling, making music without a record label and what you can expect from their new album.

Drinking with 'Mad Men:' Cocktail culture and the myth of Don Draper

The culture of retro cocktails that the show helped reignite is intriguing, considering how much of "Mad Men" is actually about excessive — even abusive — drinking.

'Furious 7' races past expectations with $143.6 million

The box-office sum is a studio and franchise best for the homegrown car-obsessed series, which has continued to grow over the past few films.

Why director Hal Hartley almost passed on Aubrey Plaza

Director Hal Hartley talks about his latest film 'Ned Rifle,' how it fits into his trilogy of films and what it was like working with Aubrey Plaza.

Art and activism collide on Alcatraz Island

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has turned the former prison into a showcase to address human rights and freedom of expression.

Crash course on 'Mad Men' ahead of its final season

With the acclaimed series about to start its swan song, here are a few key episodes you can watch to help get you up to speed.

Actor Equity: Hear both sides of the 99-seat plan argument

The union that represents theater actors and stage managers is considering changes that would increase pay for its members, but that could reduce opportunities.

Silent film legend's costumes discovered in Georgia trunk

In the 1920s, Alla Nazimova was a household name in America and one of Hollywood's highest paid actresses.

Bogart and Bacall's son Stephen Bogart on Film Noir

To kick off the Egyptian Theatre's Film Noir festival, John Rabe talks Stephen Bogart, with the son of Noir royalty.