Arts & Entertainment

ABC Family pilot 'Alice in Arabia' faces online backlash

ABC Family announced this week it will add three new pilots to its programming. One is “Alice in Arabia,” and it's already seen a backlash on Twitter.

Pacifica Quartet in offbeat venue does Shostakovich proud

After a Clark Library performance, Marc Haefele writes, "I’ll die happy if I ever get to hear the rest of Shostakovich’s chamber music played like this."

Phil Jackson returns to Knicks as team president

This will be the former Lakers coach's first time as an executive and the Knicks say he will be in charge of all basketball decisions.

St. Patrick O'Nomics

Guinness, that most Irish of beers, sells six times the amount of beer it normally sells on St. Patrick's Day. Meanwhile, Samuel Adams is expected to see their sales jump 13 percent this week.

Local singer tours with her kids in tow

It's a family affair for Los Feliz-based singer Eleni Mandell, who tours across the U.S. with her three-year-old twin children in tow.

Kick up St. Patricks Day with a whiskey cake

It's a culinary creation whipped up by our favorite King of Kitsch, Mr. Charles Phoenix, who joined Take Two to talk about his new creation.

City of Industry's Frank & Son is a year-round comic-con

For 25 years now, a 65,000-square-foot warehouse has been the geek version of Costco. Off-Ramp's Alana Rinicella takes a tour of Frank and Son.

KPCC's 2014 Public Radio Bracket Madness is live! Vote here

Last year, "This American Life" took home the trophy, but it's another year, which means it's a new chance for you to pick your favorite public radio shows.

Djokovic beats Federer to win Indian Wells title

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) to win the BNP Paribas Open for the third time.

Westboro Baptist founder is 'on the edge of death,' son says

Fred Phelps is in hospice care and has been excommunicated from the church he founded in Topeka, his son Nathan wrote in a statement he posted to Facebook Saturday.

Uniform rule may keep religious Americans from military service

Observant Sikhs need to get an exemption in order to keep maintain long hair and beards. One service member who is Sikh says the application process has a chilling effect on those who want to serve.

'Veronica Mars,' 'This American Life' take over KPCC studios

The "Veronica Mars" movie opened in limited release Friday, and it features a very special guest star: The KPCC studios, doubling for the home base of "This American Life."

Comedian David Brenner, Carson 'Tonight Show' favorite, dies

The gangly, toothy Brenner made more than 150 appearances as a guest and substitute host on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," starting in the 1970s.

Police: Tyler, The Creator arrested for inciting riot at SXSW

L.A.'s Tyler, The Creator, has been arrested for allegedly inciting a riot during the South By Southwest. Police say the Odd Future rapper was arrested Saturday.

Why you won't win Warren Buffett's billion-dollar bracket

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.

TV dance next for snowboarder Amy Purdy after Paralympic bronze

American snowboarder Amy Purdy had a strenuous routine in Sochi — on the mountain in the morning, then dancing at night.