Arts & Entertainment

In immigration news: Disenchanted Latino voters, legacy of Filipino farmworkers, kids' court

Latino voting participation has been growing, but some organizers worry about losing some of those gains because of increasing disenchantment with President Obama. Also, Filipino farmworkers feel overlooked in the new "Cesar Chavez" film.

Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74

Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at the age of 74.

Moses Sumney: One of LA's most talked-about musicians

Moses Sumney is one of the most talked-about LA musicians of 2014 and he hasn't even released an album yet. To understand why, check out a video of his live performance.

3 parents can be a crowd, but for some it's a family

Massey and Ella have two moms and a dad. The father was a sperm donor for the female couple, and state law allowed him to be a third parent. As families change, laws in some places are changing, too.

In civilian snapshot of Iraq, an artist is a 'corpse washer'

"The Corpse Washer," set in Baghdad in 2003, shows the U.S. invasion through the eyes of an aspiring Shiite artist and a handler of the dead.

'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

Paramount's biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $44 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

By any other name, does Vermont's maple syrup taste as sweet?

Forget "Grade A" — Vermont has a new system for grading maple syrup. The state hopes names like "Delicate" and "Robust" will educate consumers, but some residents are just plain confused.

Extreme DIY: Reuben sandwich class

Attend this four-hour culinary workshop and learn how to make every ingredient in a Reuben Sandwich from scratch--well, except the swiss cheese.

#CancelColbert: Suey Park, the activist behind the hashtag

She doesn't like the term "hashtag activism." A writer from the Chicago area, Park says her crusades against sexism and racism go beyond pithy one-liners on Twitter.

LA artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst at the Whitney Biennial

This year, Zachary Drucker and Rhys Ernst — a transgender LA couple — made their debut at the famous New York biennial. They talk with Off-Ramp about their work.

Creator of '60s TV 'Batman' Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies

The man behind "Bif! Bam! Pow!" being the three words — well, sounds — most associated with superheroes has passed away.

Meet Philippe Vergne, the new man at the helm of LA's MOCA

Earlier this year the Museum of Contemporary Art announced the appointment of its new director, Philippe Vergne, formerly the director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York

Live on KPCC: The English Beat's Dave Wakeling performs in studio

Dave Wakeling from The English Beat joined Alex Cohen in KPCC's studios for a chat about his career. Listen to two songs he performed here.

Why we got fatter during the fat-free food boom

In the 1970s, the U.S. Dietary Goals advised Americans to cut back on fat and eat more carbs to lower the risk of heart disease. But some experts say this high-carb, low-fat diet helped fuel obesity.

Bridging the language barrier at movies

A new app called myLINGO allows movie-goers to listen to the Spanish-language soundtrack in sync with the movie.

Los Angeles festival offers Stradivarius violins

Eight Stradivarius violins have been brought together for "Strad Fest LA," a four-day series of performances culminating with a Saturday charity concert.