Arts & Entertainment

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.

Why isn't Sterling's history of sexism getting more attention?

Donald Sterling's history of racism has been thrown in the spotlight since a taped conversation attributed to him came to light, ut there are many allegations that show he also has a long history of sexism.

Tony Awards nominations: 'A Gentleman's Guide' leads with 10

The musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" has nabbed a leading 10 Tony nominations, while "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," with Neil Patrick Harris, won eight.

Craig Ferguson announces retirement from 'The Late Late Show'

It's the second late-night retirement for CBS, with David Letterman's decision to leave "Late Show" in 2015. Ferguson says he will retire this December.

'Medora' trails underdog team, town in search of a win

The once-thriving town of Medora, Ind. is now home to boarded-up businesses and a dwindling population. 'Medora' documents the town’s struggle through that of its 0-44 basketball team.