Arts & Entertainment

'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

Paramount's biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $44 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

By any other name, does Vermont's maple syrup taste as sweet?

Forget "Grade A" — Vermont has a new system for grading maple syrup. The state hopes names like "Delicate" and "Robust" will educate consumers, but some residents are just plain confused.

Extreme DIY: Reuben sandwich class

Attend this four-hour culinary workshop and learn how to make every ingredient in a Reuben Sandwich from scratch--well, except the swiss cheese.

#CancelColbert: Suey Park, the activist behind the hashtag

She doesn't like the term "hashtag activism." A writer from the Chicago area, Park says her crusades against sexism and racism go beyond pithy one-liners on Twitter.

LA artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst at the Whitney Biennial

This year, Zachary Drucker and Rhys Ernst — a transgender LA couple — made their debut at the famous New York biennial. They talk with Off-Ramp about their work.

Creator of '60s TV 'Batman' Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies

The man behind "Bif! Bam! Pow!" being the three words — well, sounds — most associated with superheroes has passed away.

Meet Philippe Vergne, the new man at the helm of LA's MOCA

Earlier this year the Museum of Contemporary Art announced the appointment of its new director, Philippe Vergne, formerly the director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York

Live on KPCC: The English Beat's Dave Wakeling performs in studio

Dave Wakeling from The English Beat joined Alex Cohen in KPCC's studios for a chat about his career. Listen to two songs he performed here.

Why we got fatter during the fat-free food boom

In the 1970s, the U.S. Dietary Goals advised Americans to cut back on fat and eat more carbs to lower the risk of heart disease. But some experts say this high-carb, low-fat diet helped fuel obesity.

Bridging the language barrier at movies

A new app called myLINGO allows movie-goers to listen to the Spanish-language soundtrack in sync with the movie.

Los Angeles festival offers Stradivarius violins

Eight Stradivarius violins have been brought together for "Strad Fest LA," a four-day series of performances culminating with a Saturday charity concert.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

Get lost in La La Land with an abundance of food and culture. Head out to Santa Anita Park Saturday for endless ramen before an afternoon of books at Grand Park.

The 10 best sentences in literature: Do you agree?

Editors at The American Scholar magazine have put out their list of the "10 Best Sentences" in fiction and nonfiction. Do you have a favorite sentence? Share it!

NLRB says Northwestern football players can unionize

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that college football players at Northwestern University have the right to unionize. Do you approve?

'Parentology' looks at the science of raising kids (Excerpt)

Sociologist Dalton Conley tried an experiment: deliberately try out what parenting and science research says on his own two children.

The online life of a teenager

According to Boyd, the ability to socialize on one's own terms is what determines when one is keyed into technology, not age or tech savviness.