Arts & Entertainment

If Salt-N-Pepa told you to brush your teeth, you'd surely listen

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?

Talking and singing about — and biking to — the Emmys

“Mad Men” producer Tom Smuts will arrive at the red carpet not in a limo, but on two wheels. Plus, Dan Bern sings his odes to Emmy nominees.

NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

M.I.A. and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the rapper's flash of the middle finger during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.

Emmys 2014: KPCC's The Frame previews Monday's awards

Emmys preview, biking to the red carpet, multi-culti mash-ups and more

Being a female game developer in a male dominated industry

Even though women make up 48 percent of the video game playing market, they're still underrepresented in and by the gaming industry.

Sexualized Spider-Woman art makes the web sling some hate

Female superheroes can be great at kicking butt, but Spider-Woman has gotten a lot of negative attention for showing too much of her own.

Celebrating 30th anniversary of the Olympic freeway murals

After years of abuse from weather and graffiti, the 1984 Summer Olympics murals painted along the 101 and 110 freeways are coming back to life/

"Opera" about the 1994 Northridge earthquake makes its Southern California debut

This Saturday, "I Looked Up at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky" will be performed for the first time ever in Southern California.

Mark Duplass gives a "multi-faceted" performance in "The One I Love"

Mark Duplass' character in "The One I Love" is very multi-faceted. And the unique "Twilight Zone-esque" film is worth seeing.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

The '90s are back! Grab your crop tops and carpenter jeans and get ready for a walk down nostalgia lane. Here's everything you need to know.

Emmys 2014: Everything you need for your viewing party

The Emmys are airing on a Monday this year — Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. on NBC — but don't be discouraged by a weekday party. Here's everything you need to make yours a hit.

The Getty brings street art to El Segundo

What do LA's top graffiti artists have in common with a rare, 17th-century text found in the Getty's rare book collection? As it turns out, plenty.

Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

Trayvon Martin's death explored in a short play

Playwright Dan O'Brien and composer Quetzal Flores collaborated on a 10-minute drama with music titled "The Ballad of George Zimmerman."

'Turtle Power' doc traces 30 years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Randall Lobb, who by day is a high school English teacher, is the filmmaker behind "Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

No Photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Facebook, for its part, encourages parents to use the site's privacy setting if they want to limit who can see their baby photos and other posts.