Arts & Entertainment

Argentine rock legend Gustavo Cerati dies

Gustavo Cerati, Grammy-winning frontman for the legendary Argentine band Soda Stereo, has died of respiratory failure after spending four years in a coma.

What does a defunct amusement park sound like?

One music collector discovered the sound effects and narration recorded for Pacific Ocean Park, an ambitious seaside amusement park that lasted just nine years.

Meet the man who hand-painted hundreds of signs at Disneyland

Off-Ramp talks with Patrick Smith about his days at the happiest place on earth and how the Vietnam War made it possible.

Joan Rivers dead; comedian was 81

She was best known as a comedian, a television host and a red carpet critic. A longtime Manhattan resident, at the time of her death the 81-year-old Rivers lived in Malibu.

CBS's Thursday Night Football: An ambitious alliance with a lot at stake

On Sept. 11, CBS and the NFL will debut Thursday Night Football games. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it's a sure bet that two of the world's biggest corporations have a lot riding on.

Actress/comedian Charlyne Yi takes risks, goes her own way

Charlyne Yi's humor has always made people uneasy. Besides being recognized as "the awkward character" from "House," Yi has always tested her audience.

Frank O’Hara’s 'Lunch Poems' turn 50

"I drove home just too late to pick up some dinner, and so had a small tomato for supper, which tasted very good, incredible, in fact, because I was tasting it with Frank O’Hara’s tongue."

Book news: Floating library to open on New York's Hudson River

Also: Sheila Heti on making art; Nick Cannon enters the (already heavily populated) world of celebrity children's books.

Public Enemy, En Vogue, others to play in celebration of black music at Hollywood Bowl

Grammy-winning musician Marcus Miller and producer/director Reginald Hudlin are coming together at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate "The Black Movie Soundtrack."

New York St. Patty's Day Parade organizers lift ban on gay groups

A gay group will be able to march under its own banner for the first time in the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade lost sponsors and supporters this year because of the ban.

Michael Sam's 2nd chance comes on Cowboys' practice squad

Sam, the NFL's first openly gay drafted player, isn't likely to be on the active roster for Sunday's opener against San Francisco.

Telluride: 'The Imitation Game' screenwriter and director make a splash

Director Morton Tyldum and writer Graham Moore discuss their film about WWII British code breaker Alan Turing, who became a hero but then paid for his homosexuality.

Telluride: How stage fright inspired Ethan Hawke's documentary 'Seymour: An Introduction'

The actor explains how the desire to overcome creative pitfalls motivated him to direct the documentary about musician and mentor Seymour Bernstein.

Apple acknowledges some celebrity info compromised

Apple says it found no evidence of a widespread problem in iCloud or its Find my iPhone service in the hack, which involved photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and others.

Celebrity nude photo hack brings to question safety of cloud storage

The leak of celebrity nude photos stolen from iCloud storage has sparked concern about privacy issues and cybersecurity. The large cache of photos include pictures of actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst, model Kate Upton, and others.

Celebrity photo hack: FBI says it's addressing nude pics

Naked images purporting to be of Lawrence and other female stars began appearing online Sunday. The source of the leak was unclear.