Arts & Entertainment

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.

California brewers fear drought could leave bad taste in your beer

In the wake of 2013, Lagunitas' owners say they're nervous about shortages that could mean a switch from the river water to not-as-tasty well water.

The Obscura Society takes you to the Devil's Gate and beyond

Atlas Obscura is a travel website for stuff that you won't see in Lonely Planet: offbeat museums, waste treatment plants and beyond. The Obscura Society takes you there.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Canada beats US 1-0 to reach gold-medal game

Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday in the semifinals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free things to do

You've made it through the work week. Let's rage on running, books, bikes and more. What are your plans?

'Guardians of the Galaxy': Do crowds want heroes they don't know?

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" trailer sets out to answer the question in almost everyone's minds: Who or what exactly are the Guardians of the Galaxy?

Sochi Winter Olympics: Kimmel pranks fans with fake wolf video

Kate Hansen, Californian Olympic luge competitor, tweeted a video Wednesday allegedly showing a wolf roaming her Olympic hallway. But it's actually a Jimmy Kimmel prank.