Arts & Entertainment

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.

NBA bans Clippers owner Donald Sterling, fines him $2.5M (updated)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that an NBA investigation confirmed that it was Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice on two recordings featuring racist rants.

Who runs the world? Time Magazine says Beyoncé

In the same week that Lupita Nyong'o was declared the most beautiful woman in the world by People Magazine, Time named Beyoncé one of the world's "100 Most Influential People."

Tuesday Reviewsday: Kelis, Sza and Asher Roth

It's time again for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, music supervisor Morgan Rhodes is back with music, including some Future Soul.

Why do racist words have more impact than racist actions?

The controversy around Donald Sterling's alleged remarks has shed light on the business of professional sports and the media itself.

'How About Never': New Yorker cartoon editor on his life in comics

The New Yorker has published 78,000 cartoons since its inception, and more than 14,000 of those were published under current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff.