Arts & Entertainment

SXSW 2014: Not everything's bigger in Texas

Forget giant breakfast burritos. In Austin, they prefer small (and delicious) breakfast tacos. Follow along as our Take Two producer Jacob Margolis explores SXSW.

World has new top banana as Chiquita, Fyffes merge

Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday they had agreed to merge to create the world's biggest banana supplier.

A theme park for foodies? Italians say Bologna

The Eataly food emporium plans to open a $55 million theme park in Italy, devoted to the nation's culinary pleasures. Some have dubbed it the "Disneyland of food," but Italians aren't impressed.

USC archaeology students exhume remains of Hollywood Park horse

USC students are helping archaeologists excavate the bones of a horse-racing legend Sunday. Native Diver will be moving to Del Mar racetrack in San Diego.

A frat of their own: Muslims create a new space on campus

Alpha Lambda Mu filled a void last year, becoming the first Muslim fraternity in the country. Its founder says he just wanted to provide Muslim American men a place to be themselves.

Revolutionary opera director Gerard Mortier dies at 70

Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely avant-garde impresario, has died.

'True Detective': We unpack the secrets of the title sequence

As HBO's hit show wraps tonight, Patrick Clair — who created the memorable sequence — tells Take Two how the haunting images came together and what's behind them.

Review: LA Opera's 'Billy Budd' hard to surpass

Marc Haefele reviews the LA Opera production of "Billy Budd," an unfinished work by Melville turned into a sprawling opera by Benjamin Britten in 1951.

'The Grand Budapest Hotel': A conversation with Wes Anderson and Tony Revolori

Earlier this week, Take Two had the chance to talk with "The Grand Budapest Hotel" director Wes Anderson and star of the film, Tony Revolori.

Live from SXSW in Austin, it's KPCC!

At Take Two we talk a LOT about music... AND tech... AND film, so we thought we'd send our very own producer Jacob Margolis down to SXSW to check out what's going on.

Family Sky: ‘Cosmos’ reboot expanding into half a billion homes

"Cosmos" is expanding. A panel of otherworldly experts and entertainment executives met this week in Griffith Park to talk about the legacy of Carl Sagan and the reboot of his seminal science series.

'True Detective': The Handsome Family performs the theme song live on KPCC

"True Detective" marks yet another success for HBO, but it has also helped introduce a wider audience to a particularly dark Americana band from New Mexico.

Free weekend? Here are 7 fun and almost-free things to do

Explore the city with endless art, outdoor shopping and a walk on the wild side. With no sign of rain, it'll be a sunny weekend with temps reaching 80 degrees.

Strange but true: Music doesn't make some people happy

Researchers say a small number of people appear to lack the brain circuitry to get pleasure from music.

Funny or Die admits hoverboard prank in new video

Funny or Die admitted that they were behind the hoax in a new video. The larger purpose behind that HUVr Tech hoverboard video prank: Facebook comments.

Pop-art icon Wayne Thiebaud tells his story in 2 SoCal exhibits

We talk with pop-art icon Wayne Thiebaud, now 93, subject of two new SoCal exhibits. He's known for paintings of baked goods, and says he's happy to be known as "the old pie man."