Arts & Entertainment

'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."

Kristen Bell in 'Veronica Mars' parody video, gives cameo SPOILER!

Kristen Bell and John Rabe star in a new "Veronica Mars" parody video, and Bell reveals the shocking truth behind the movie's cameos.

Chipotle says there's no 'guacapocalypse' looming

Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.

Artist Daniel Joseph Martinez's 'Ship of Fools' comes to LA

Artist Daniel Joseph Martinez's career has spanned decades. His work has been called unpredictable, bold, challenging. He's taken his art all over the world, from the museums and galleries of New York to sites in Cairo, Berlin, Moscow and Mexico City.

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.