Arts & Entertainment

Meet East LA's El Haru Kuroi

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez crashes a rehearsal by El Haru Kuroi, an East L.A. band with musical roots in Mexico, South America, and Africa.

'Die Hard' director freed from prison after 1 year

McTiernan served most of a one-year sentence for lying about his association with a private investigator to illegally wiretap a movie producer.

Oscars 2014: 14 interviews with this year's nominees

To help you prepare your ballots and refresh your memory of this year's great films, we've compiled all the interviews we've done with this year's Oscar contenders.

Taco Bell adds the waffle taco to its breakfast menu (Poll)

Taco Bell recently announced their new breakfast menu launching nationwide in March. It includes a morning version of their Crunchwrap, a flatbread with sausage and yes, a waffle taco.

Oscars 2014: 7 must-see films that weren't nominated

At Sunday's 12th annual FilmWeek event with Larry Mantle at the Egyptian Theatre, our critics picked seven fantastic flicks that should have gotten an Oscar nod.

4 takes on Netflix's streaming deal with Comcast

Netflix and Comcast ended their video streaming feud over the weekend, when Netflix agreed to pay the cable giant for direct access to consumers.

Video: How hot sauces perk up your food and your mood

Sriracha and other spicy condiments make us feel so good, even when they burn so bad. So what's going on in our tongues?

CNN says Piers Morgan's talk show is ending

Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. EST time slot three years ago, was drawing lackluster ratings. In contrast, King had a 25-year run on CNN.

Harold Ramis, filmmaker and actor of 'Ghostbusters' fame, has died (updated)

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and others remember Ramis, who wrote the classic comedies "Animal House," "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day."

iPhone, iPad security flaw revealed; Apple issues software patch

The flaw in the iOS operating system gives hackers potential access to email and login information, according to various reports. A patch was issued.

Last of the 'Sound of Music' Von Trapps dies at 99

Maria Von Trapp, the last of the seven-member Trapp Family Singers that inspired the play and film, died on Tuesday at her home in Vermont.

Nets' Collins becomes first openly gay NBA player in game vs Lakers (updated)

Collins plays for the Brooklyn Nets in their game at Staples Center against the Lakers. He's the first openly gay athlete to compete in the NBA.

KPCC coverage of the 2014 Oscars

Sunday marks the culmination of Hollywood's annual round of self-congratulation: the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony, which takes place tonight in Hollywood.

Father-son video gaming, watched by thousands

Jason Munkel introduced his father to the game a year ago, and their channel on the streaming site Twitch has grown dramatically. Twitch has also grown, and with millions watching every month.

'12 Years a Slave' wins big at NAACP Image Awards

The historical epic's prizes at Saturday's 45th annual ceremony honoring diversity in the arts included outstanding motion picture, directing for Steve McQueen, writing for John Ridley and supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o.

Russia, with home-field advantage, wins Sochi medal race

Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.