Arts & Entertainment

John Oliver reprises his role in the revived net neutrality debate

In 2014, Oliver rallied his viewers to contact the Federal Communications Commission in support of net neutrality. With the new FCC head looking to roll back regulations, Oliver is back at it.

MTV Movie & TV Awards break gender barriers

In a break with tradition, men and women will compete together in the acting categories.The awards show will also honor television, for the first time.

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths.

Kanye West goes dark on social media

Kanye West has apparently deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Both accounts went dark sometime Friday, for unknown reasons.

Chris Gethard isn't kidding about 'career suicide

The comedian talks about his struggles with suicidal thoughts and his complex relationship with his psychiatrist, in his new HBO special.

Would you wear Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes? Twitter says nope

"The Sports World is Forever Changed," Big Baller Brand said in introducing NBA prospect Lonzo Ball's shoes — though some aren't feeling moved.

When Elmo and Big Bird talk to refugees

Sesame Workshop is creating educational programming for refugee children around the world. But first, it's doing a lot of homework to make sure the lessons it teaches are the right ones.

​Club owner who turned Sunset Strip into rock heaven dies

Mario Maglieri, the Hollywood entrepreneur who doubled as a godfather figure to generations of rock stars from the Doors' Jim Morrison to Guns 'N Roses' Axl Rose, has died at age 93.

Crayola gives the people what they want: A new blue crayon

After Crayola announced it was retiring the yellow crayon Dandelion, the company said its replacement would be blue, but would it be a true blue? No, it's actually an accidental blue.

'Lost City of Z' director: Filmmakers must be 'relentlessly egotistical'

Doing justice to a life story as insane and multifaceted as explorer Percy Fawcett’s was a challenge for writer/director James Gray.

First came 'Rocky,' now there's 'Chuck'

Chuck Wepner's life inspired Sylvester Stallone to write and star in the film "Rocky." Wepner is getting a film of his own, with Liev Schreiber in the role of Wepner. Schreiber talked to Morning Edition about the stepping in the shoes – and the life – of a real person.

'BANG: The Bert Berns Story': Uncovering the legacy of a legendary R&B producer

Brett Berns makes a documentary about his dad — an influential producer who shaped the sound of pop and R&B in the '60s when the music industry resembled the Wild West.

LA architectural landmark by Frank Lloyd Wright becomes a stage

The Hollyhock House in Los Feliz was supposed to include a theater, but Wright and his client, Aline Barnsdall, couldn't agree on a design. Almost a century later, the house will host a stage production.

‘Dream Big’ aims to inspire young women to become engineers

A film at the California Science Center hopes to attract young women to become engineers by featuring women professionals and their impressive engineering feats.

Off-Ramp Recommends: Supporting your local Comic Book Shop

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day! The annual tradition is held every first Saturday in May at participating comic book specialty shops.

6 ways to spend your weekend in SoCal

Not into margaritas or mariachis? We've rounded up plenty of ways to spend your weekend including suggestions for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.