Arts & Entertainment

Radiolab wins KPCC's 2014 Public Radio bracket challenge

The battle was neck and neck between "Radiolab" and "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" for much of the week — Friday afternoon, "Radiolab" was trailing by mere votes.

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Actor Mickey Rooney has passed away at his North Hollywood home., the Los Angeles Coroner's office and Rooney's family announced Sunday night.

'Captain America' sets April record with $96.2M take

Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever.

Peter Matthiessen — writer, activist, Buddhist, spy — dies at 86

Matthiessen was a spy, a naturalist, a well-regarded activist and a three-time winner of the National Book Award — for both fiction and nonfiction.

Paul Salamunovich, chorus director who helped score films, dies

Paul Salamunovich, longtime director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale who helped score movies including "The Godfather," has died. He was 86.

David Letterman's meticulously unchoreographed exit

When David Letterman announced his retirement Thursday, it came first not from a press release, but from the same kind of organic, weird, naturalistic charm that characterized the show.

'Game of Thrones': Secrets of Daenerys' and Sansa's costumes revealed

The woman behind some of the elaborate costumes on HBO's hit series reveals some of the hidden details you won't believe.

Top 10: Who should replace 'Late Show' host David Letterman? (Poll)

Late night mainstay David Letterman announced that he plans to retire from the "Late Show" in 2015, sparking immediate speculation about possible heirs.

Tasting french fries for a living can be a pain in the mouth

Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain.

Kurt Cobain's legacy still inspires 20 years after his death

Tomorrow marks 20 years since Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain committed suicide. His death was met with grief and questions and — for many — it signified the end of an era.

Who's boosting box office numbers? Report says Latinos

Although Latinos are 17 percent of the population, they represent almost a third of frequent moviegoers. People of color overall attend movies at rates higher than their percentage of the population.

Mayor Garcetti quickly vies for Letterman's 'Late Show'

Within hours of Letterman's retirement announcement Thursday, Garcetti sent an open letter to CBS president Leslie Moonves, encouraging him to relocate the New York-based "Late Show" to LA.

In the 1870s and '80s, being a pedestrian was anything but

Huge crowds packed arenas to watch the world's best pedestrians walk in circles for six days at a time. Trainers encouraged the athletes to drink champagne — at the time considered a stimulant.

Video: David Letterman announces retirement from 'Late Show' in 2015

During a taping of Thursday's show, Letterman said he has informed his CBS bosses that he will step down in 2015, when his current contract expires.

Free weekend? 6 fun and almost-free things to do

Congratulations: You made it through the grueling work week. Now it's time to unwind, toss your worries aside and enjoy some Southern California sunshine.

Why Cap'n Crunch is making eye contact with your kid

You might not notice it when you walk down the cereal aisle, but your child does: you're being watched. Cereal mascots are designed to make eye contact with you.