Arts & Entertainment

Tony Hale breaks down his character from 'Veep'

He's the Emmy-winning personal assistant to now-President Selina Meyer —you know, the guy who's constantly whispering in her ear.

'Mad Men' creator pushed himself to 'go deeper' with show

After 7 seasons, "Mad Men" is headed toward its series finale. The show changed how we think of advertising and midday cocktails, and helped usher in an era of great TV.

Can art have a role in dealing with California's drought?

Water — the way we use it and abuse it — is central to the conceptual artwork of Lauren Bon and her Metabolic Studio collaborators.

Comic-Con teams with Lionsgate to launch new streaming service

They're building on the event that delivers a crowd of 130,000 to San Diego every summer — and the target audience that turns movies like "The Avengers" into huge hits.

Judith Hill moves closer to stardom with her Prince-approved debut album 'Back In Time'

With a little help from the artist currently known as Prince, the longtime backup singer is ready to step into the spotlight by herself.

'Super Troopers' filmmakers crowdfund a sequel

After “Super Troopers” became a cult hit 10 years ago, the team behind it has tried to get a sequel funded. Now they've done so thanks to fans giving on Indiegogo.

Coachella 2015: Breaking down the schedule, making hard choices

It's difficult to watch every band at Coachella, but Consequence of Sound's Phillip Cosores will help make some of those decisions a little easier.

USPS picks perfect line for Maya Angelou stamp — if only it were hers

A limited-edition stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, which was intended to honor the late poet, bears a quote that was actually written by a different author.

Actor Geoffrey Lewis, father to Juliette Lewis, dies at 79

The prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.

Fox's 'Last Man On Earth' survives for a second season

Fox apocalypse sitcom "The Last Man On Earth" has been renewed for another season. It's arguable whether this is despite or because of the show's offbeat, dark premise.

NFL hires Sarah Thomas, 1st female official

Thomas will be the first full-time female game official. She has already broken ground in the officiating field as the first woman to work college games in 2007.

'Ex Machina' director Alex Garland says tech giants are 'NASA in the 1960s'

Alex Garland talks about how the Turing Test factors into "Ex Machina" and how a comic book artist helped him design his A.I. character, Ava.

VIDEO: Comedy genius Stan Freberg dies

The comic genius behind the landmark recordings "The United States of America" was also considered the father of the funny commercial.

100 years of Billie Holiday: Her Los Angeles legacy

Jazz icon Billie Holiday was born 100 years ago Tuesday. And while she's primarily associated with New York City, she often performed in Los Angeles.

Coachella: Night Terrors of 1927 start from the bottom up

Night Terrors of 1927 consists of members from other bands that didn't last. Find out how members of Rilo Kiley and the Honorary Title started fresh and ended up at Coachella.

'Strangers' wins the 2015 KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness!

This year's winner is a little... stranger. (Hint hint!) The third annual KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness is in the books, and this year's winner is "Strangers"!