Arts & Entertainment

Casting directors reflect on diversity in American TV

Several successful new shows reflect a new level of diversity on TV. Does this represent a sea change in an industry that has for many years been criticized for its homogeneity?

'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm has treatment for alcohol addiction

Hamm had the support of his longtime partner, actress-filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt, in his struggle, publicist Annett Wolf said in a statement Tuesday.

Laker Steve Nash retiring after 19-year NBA career

Nash broke his leg during his second game with the Lakers and consequently was only able to play 65 games over the last three seasons due to injuries.

Laura Marling used the city of LA to inspire 'Short Movie'

The British singer-songwriter says she's never stayed in one place for more than a month. But she spent an entire year in Los Angeles to record her latest album.

Revenue from music streaming surpasses CD sales for the first time

That's good news for services such as Spotify and Pandora, and streaming will likely continue to grow once Apple puts its muscle behind Beats Music.

How the writers on 'Justified' kept Elmore Leonard's spirit alive

With the FX series ending its six-season run, creator Graham Yost says whenever the show's writers got stuck, they would ask themselves: What Would Leonard Do?

'The X-Files' is back: Here are 5 times it predicted the future

"The X-Files" is coming back as a six-episode limited series on Fox with the original stars, but in some ways it never left. Here's a look at what it saw first and what it inspired.

Public Radio Bracket Madness: Round 3 — Serial vs. This American Life!

Round 2 is in the books, and we're down to the top 8 in KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness! Go vote in Round 3 (including dream match This American Life vs. Serial)!

James Corden debuts as new host of CBS' 'The Late Late Show'

Cordon, who followed Craig Ferguson as host of "The Late Late Show," is part of major changes for CBS late-night. Mila Kunis and Tom Hanks were guests Monday night.

Twin Shadow doesn't see being a pop star as a bad thing

The latest album from George Lewis Jr. marks the transition from an indie sound to pop, but according to the artist, it's part of a natural progression.

'Little White Lie' traces one woman's quest to discover her true biracial identity

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz talks about her decision to pursue her story via film, how she came to understand her true ethnicity and what she plans on teaching her kids about race and identity.

Recording Modest Mouse's new album almost made Isaac Brock go crazy

Eight years. That's the length of time a president might serve, or for fans of the band Modest Mouse, it's how long they've had to wait for a new LP. That wait's finally over.

Pro wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr. dies after match with Rey Mysterio

Perro Aguayo Jr. apparently hurt himself in the wrestling ring's ropes while getting ready to take one of Mysterio's signature moves, the 619.

GLAAD sees gains in depictions throughout media — except film

On the eve of the awards ceremony, GLAAD's director of entertainment media breaks down the current situation for LGBT characters in entertainment.

Iranian rockers Kiosk celebrate Nowruz with free show at LACMA

Find out what access Iranians have to popular music, why Kiosk's founder decided to leave Tehran and how he got his hands on rock music.

Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015 — Vote in the finals!

It's time for this year's bracket featuring all of your favorite public radio shows, including podcasts for the first time. Show your love and vote!