Arts & Entertainment

Amazon unveils Fire TV set top streaming device

The device runs Google's Android operating system and will offer Netflix, Hulu and other streaming channels in addition to Amazon Prime instant video.

'Condor' screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies

Semple also wrote for the 1960s TV series "Batman." Semple once said it was the best thing he'd ever written.

LACMA architect Renzo Piano revamps Boston's Gardner Museum

The Gardner Museum got a $118 million renovation by architect Renzo Piano, who brought us the Resnick Pavilion and Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA.

Can a television network be a church? The IRS says yes

Previously undisclosed financial records from Daystar Television are examined and raise issues like the definition of "church" and the role of government in religion.

Review: 'How I Met Your Mother': An awful end to a long love story

"How I Met Your Mother" ended a nine-season run on Monday night, and it managed to do just about everything wrong.

Samsung and Apple back in court fighting over patent issues

Tech giants Apple and Samsung are back in court fighting over patent issues and the outcome of the case could change the face of the lucrative smartphone market.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mac DeMarco, St. Vincent, Jimmer and Death

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, we have journalists Shirley Halperin and Roy Trakin from The Hollywood Reporter.

How science can improve your April Fools' jokes

Authors Peter McGraw and Joel Warner delved into the science of what makes things funny in their new book, "The Humor Code."

Oakland's American Steel Studios an industrial haven for artists

Big industrial art spaces are becoming hard to afford in the expensive Bay Area. But American Steel Studios in West Oakland has become a destination for all types of artists: sculptors, woodworkers and especially metal workers.

When the twit hit the fan: 'I'm still here,' Colbert says

In his first show since a controversy erupted last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media and himself, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter, "I'm still here."

KPCC Bracket Madness Finals: 'Wait Wait' vs. 'Radiolab'

It's all come down to public radio game show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" facing off against the science meets editing wizardry of "Radiolab." Vote now!

In immigration news: Disenchanted Latino voters, legacy of Filipino farmworkers, kids' court

Latino voting participation has been growing, but some organizers worry about losing some of those gains because of increasing disenchantment with President Obama. Also, Filipino farmworkers feel overlooked in the new "Cesar Chavez" film.

Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74

Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at the age of 74.

Moses Sumney: One of LA's most talked-about musicians

Moses Sumney is one of the most talked-about LA musicians of 2014 and he hasn't even released an album yet. To understand why, check out a video of his live performance.

3 parents can be a crowd, but for some it's a family

Massey and Ella have two moms and a dad. The father was a sperm donor for the female couple, and state law allowed him to be a third parent. As families change, laws in some places are changing, too.

In civilian snapshot of Iraq, an artist is a 'corpse washer'

"The Corpse Washer," set in Baghdad in 2003, shows the U.S. invasion through the eyes of an aspiring Shiite artist and a handler of the dead.