Arts & Entertainment

Who should compete in KPCC's 2nd annual Public Radio Bracket Madness?

KPCC is about to launch its second annual Public Radio Bracket Madness, in which we ask you, the listener, to vote on your favorite public radio programming.

Who's behind the 'Back to the Future' hoverboard video?

The latest to seize on hoverboard dream is HUVr Tech, but the "Back to the Future 2" devices appear to remain imaginary for a wide variety of reasons.

Oscars 2014: Ellen gives pizza delivery man $1,000 tip

The pizza delivery man who fed stars at the Oscars received a best tip award for a supporting player: $1,000 in cash handed over by ceremony host Ellen DeGeneres.

Religion and Culture: Vedic astrology takes root in Los Angeles

Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotish, has been part of Indian culture for thousands of years, and its following has grown in the last few decades.

Carl Kasell retiring from 'Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!'

Kasell, a popular judge and scorekeeper of "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me," is retiring after more than a decade on the show.

Our supercomputer overlord is now running a food truck

IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on "Jeopardy!", is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Regina Carter, Linda Perhacs, La Santa Cecilia and 3BallMTY

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we have new albums from Regina Carter, Linda Perhacs, La Santa Cecilia and 3BallMTY.

Is your second language a 'secret' language?

Here's a scenario: You're out at a coffee shop, and people at the next table start talking in a foreign language...about you. Maybe you can only tell based on how they look at you. Or maybe you caught them because you know the language.

Using art to reinforce identity and ties to the Philippines

Los Angeles is home to the biggest Filipino population in the mainland U.S. However, they have limited access to art from their home country. A new exhibit at USC's Fisher Art Museum gives these residents a rare chance to reconnect with the breadth of Filipino creativity.

Diversity at the Oscars: Is Hollywood coming around?

This year’s Oscars ceremony is being characterized as a big win for diversity in Hollywood. Critics say it wasn't perfect, but they're optimistic.

A colorful night at the Oscars. More of the same to come?

Artists of color won in some of the most prestigious categories at Sunday's Academy Award ceremony. Is this a sign of change, or exceptions to the rule?

The friendship behind 'Madam Satan,' Cecil B. DeMille's musical disaster

Dance writer Debra Levine tells the untold story of the legendary director's only musical and one of his few flops.

Dunk now, pay later: Elite college players may suffer in middle age

Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but researchers say they will often have more health problems than people who never played sports.

Sandwich Monday: The Shamrock Shake

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the classic McDonald's seasonal offering: The Shamrock Shake. Does green mean go?

Oscars 2014: 8 ways they made diversity history

Starting with the best picture win for "12 Years a Slave," this year's awards featured a number of firsts, particularly having to do with the diversity of winners.

The lives of real life superheroes in 'Heroes in the Night'

The lives of RLSH or Real Life Super Heroes can be fraught with danger, but that doesn't stop some people from donning capes and costumes to fight crime.