Arts & Entertainment

'Delicious!': Ruth Reichl's time at Gourmet mag inspires her first novel

KPCC's John Rabe talks in-depth with food writer Ruth Reichl about her debut novel, "Delicious!," in which a food prodigy from Santa Barbara comes of age at the ideal food magazine.

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

The British actor was best known for films such as "The Long Good Friday," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Mona Lisa." Hoskins' agent confirmed his death from pneumonia.

NBA bans Clippers owner Donald Sterling, fines him $2.5M (updated)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that an NBA investigation confirmed that it was Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice on two recordings featuring racist rants.

Who runs the world? Time Magazine says Beyoncé

In the same week that Lupita Nyong'o was declared the most beautiful woman in the world by People Magazine, Time named Beyoncé one of the world's "100 Most Influential People."

Tuesday Reviewsday: Kelis, Sza and Asher Roth

It's time again for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, music supervisor Morgan Rhodes is back with music, including some Future Soul.

Why do racist words have more impact than racist actions?

The controversy around Donald Sterling's alleged remarks has shed light on the business of professional sports and the media itself.

'How About Never': New Yorker cartoon editor on his life in comics

The New Yorker has published 78,000 cartoons since its inception, and more than 14,000 of those were published under current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff.

Why isn't Sterling's history of sexism getting more attention?

Donald Sterling's history of racism has been thrown in the spotlight since a taped conversation attributed to him came to light, ut there are many allegations that show he also has a long history of sexism.

Tony Awards nominations: 'A Gentleman's Guide' leads with 10

The musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" has nabbed a leading 10 Tony nominations, while "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," with Neil Patrick Harris, won eight.

Craig Ferguson announces retirement from 'The Late Late Show'

It's the second late-night retirement for CBS, with David Letterman's decision to leave "Late Show" in 2015. Ferguson says he will retire this December.

'Medora' trails underdog team, town in search of a win

The once-thriving town of Medora, Ind. is now home to boarded-up businesses and a dwindling population. 'Medora' documents the town’s struggle through that of its 0-44 basketball team.

The top 10 (most annoying?) corporate buzzwords

Office speak comes from all around the world, and the phrases usually come from the top-down. We've collected a top 10 list.

Voice recognition technology is better than you think it is

Will Oremus recently wrote an article using voice recognition technology and even though it's far from perfect, Will says that the tech has gotten better.

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell arrested in Connecticut

Police in Connecticut say Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

NBA commish on Clippers owner's alleged remarks: No sanctions yet

Adam Silver said that he was "not prepared yet to discuss any sanctions against Donald Sterling" but that the league would move quickly in its investigation.

ET's home found: Trove of Atari games unearthed in New Mexico

For decades, it was a legend: a dump rumored to harbor millions of copies of the E.T. video game, so bad that burying it in the desert seemed the best way to move on.