Arts & Entertainment

Oscars 2014: 7 must-see films that weren't nominated

At Sunday's 12th annual FilmWeek event with Larry Mantle at the Egyptian Theatre, our critics picked seven fantastic flicks that should have gotten an Oscar nod.

4 takes on Netflix's streaming deal with Comcast

Netflix and Comcast ended their video streaming feud over the weekend, when Netflix agreed to pay the cable giant for direct access to consumers.

Video: How hot sauces perk up your food and your mood

Sriracha and other spicy condiments make us feel so good, even when they burn so bad. So what's going on in our tongues?

CNN says Piers Morgan's talk show is ending

Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. EST time slot three years ago, was drawing lackluster ratings. In contrast, King had a 25-year run on CNN.

Harold Ramis, filmmaker and actor of 'Ghostbusters' fame, has died (updated)

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and others remember Ramis, who wrote the classic comedies "Animal House," "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day."

iPhone, iPad security flaw revealed; Apple issues software patch

The flaw in the iOS operating system gives hackers potential access to email and login information, according to various reports. A patch was issued.

Last of the 'Sound of Music' Von Trapps dies at 99

Maria Von Trapp, the last of the seven-member Trapp Family Singers that inspired the play and film, died on Tuesday at her home in Vermont.

Nets' Collins becomes first openly gay NBA player in game vs Lakers (updated)

Collins plays for the Brooklyn Nets in their game at Staples Center against the Lakers. He's the first openly gay athlete to compete in the NBA.

KPCC coverage of the 2014 Oscars

Sunday marks the culmination of Hollywood's annual round of self-congratulation: the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony, which takes place tonight in Hollywood.

Father-son video gaming, watched by thousands

Jason Munkel introduced his father to the game a year ago, and their channel on the streaming site Twitch has grown dramatically. Twitch has also grown, and with millions watching every month.

'12 Years a Slave' wins big at NAACP Image Awards

The historical epic's prizes at Saturday's 45th annual ceremony honoring diversity in the arts included outstanding motion picture, directing for Steve McQueen, writing for John Ridley and supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o.

Russia, with home-field advantage, wins Sochi medal race

Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Officials say suits didn't hurt speed skaters

U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun praised U.S. athletes for their performance at Sochi and said that the problem with US Speedskating wasn't the Under Armour suits.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Latvian hockey player tests positive

The International Olympic Committee says Vitalijs Pavlovs tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine after Latvia's loss to Canada in the quarterfinals.

Sochi Winter Olympics: US men's hockey loses bronze to Finland

There will be no medal from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games for Team USA. Finland routed the U.S. in the bronze-medal match Saturday 5-0.

Asian-American contestant, 'villain' of 'Jeopardy,' set to return

Arthur Chu's aggressive playing style on the game show led to a four-day winning streak and has stoked racist comments on social media.