Arts & Entertainment

NBA to appoint Clippers CEO; announce 'We Are One' merch

The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations and that they'll sell "We Are One" merchandise.

Local horse California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza made a decisive move and quickly sprinted clear. They finished the 1¼ miles in 2:03.66.

Kareem on Donald Sterling's punishment: 'There's light now'

Abdul-Jabbar calls the punishment for the Clippers owner's racist remarks wise and just, but wonders why the NBA tolerated his "shameful record" for so many years.

Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies; played sleuths on TV hits

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.'s streak of success as a leading man on TV included parts of three decades. The star of "77 Sunset Strip" and "The F.B.I." died at home in California.

Watch this hamster eat two tiny burritos

Do your pets eat better than you? A hamster with a taste for Tex-Mex food gets to feast on homemade burritos, courtesy of his very own chef.

LA filmmaker's 'Verbatim' makes an argument over a photocopier a hit

The short offers a comedic look at a real case where the witness chose to argue no, he didn't know what a "photocopying machine" was. The New York Times is making it a series.

KPCC hosts, reporters share their favorite family food traditions

How do KPCC celebrities like Larry Mantle and Alex Cohen honor their family through food? What are some of their favorite dishes from mom?

In 'Carter Girl,' Johnny Cash's stepdaughter pays tribute to her musical family

Carlene Carter was destined to make music. Related to June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, she's out with a new album called "Carter Girl." She joins Alex Cohen to talk about her family's legacy.

Shuttle bus service to view of Hollywood sign begins

A new shuttle bus service starts rolling this weekend to bring people to a picture perfect view of the Hollywood sign. It's the must-have photo stop for anyone visiting L.A.

Free weekend? 9 fun and almost-free things to do

With super hot temps come a gaggle of air-conditioned events. Watch the Kentucky Derby from a local bar, celebrate Union Station's 75th birthday or view Mike Kelley's remarkable art.

Jackfruit: A ginormous fruit to feed the world

It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious, pretty easy to grow and has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But does it taste good?

Longtime 'Mad' magazine editor dies at 88

Al Feldstein, who edited the iconic satire magazine from 1956-1984, turned it into a must-read for baby boomer-era adolescents.

Teens tackle tough topics at Tucson poetry slam

There's a trend catching on with teens in Tucson. This one is making their English teachers happy. Spoken word poetry has a growing following in high schools there.

Kings cap comeback with 5-1 Game 7 win vs Sharks

Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal to cap the Kings' historic comeback from three games down for a victory over the Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series.

'Delicious!': Ruth Reichl's time at Gourmet mag inspires her first novel

KPCC's John Rabe talks in-depth with food writer Ruth Reichl about her debut novel, "Delicious!," in which a food prodigy from Santa Barbara comes of age at the ideal food magazine.

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

The British actor was best known for films such as "The Long Good Friday," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Mona Lisa." Hoskins' agent confirmed his death from pneumonia.