Arts & Entertainment

How the LA Galaxy are riding a World Cup ratings wave

L.A. Galaxy team president Chris Klein joined KPCC's Steve Julian to talk about how the team is taking advantage of a wave of new attention on soccer in the U.S.

World Cup kisses goodbye to Africa

With Algeria's overtime loss against Germany Monday, the last of Africa's representatives in the World Cup head home.

LA band Harbor Party pays tribute to Yacht Rock

Landon Beard, Harbor Party's lead singer, says yacht rock (The Doobies and Eagles, Steely Dan) may seem fluffy, but the tunes are complex and surprisingly difficult to play.

World Cup: US coach Klinsmann worried about Algerian referee

Klinsmann said Monday the French-speaking referee assigned to the Americans' second-round World Cup match will be able to communicate better with their Belgian opponents.

'Code Black' takes us into America's busiest trauma bay

And a young doctor gives us an inside view of the trauma and drama that unfolds in the legendary trauma bay C-Booth at LA County Hospital. His film, Code Black, won best doc at the LA Film Festival.

TV exec Garth Ancier sues accuser in withdrawn sex abuse lawsuit

Garth Ancier filed his lawsuit in a federal court in Honolulu two days after Michael Egan III voluntarily dismissed his case.

Soul singer Bobby Womack dies; 11 of his most epic songs

Famed soul singer Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70, according to a representative for Womack's label XL Recordings. Listen to some of his greatest recordings.

4 things you probably didn't know about Marlon Brando

July 1 of this year marks the 10th anniversary of actor Marlon Brando’s death. Here are a few things to surprise you about this master thespian.

The elusive Dave Chappelle re-emerges, but for how long?

The comedy superstar has been headlining a series of sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall. His routine was a reminder of a singular perspective on race that vanished when he went on hiatus.

Hard news vs. BuzzFeed: Why we lie about what we like to read

According to a Reuters study, we care most about national and local news, the economy and politics. But a look at the most-visited pages on the web shows otherwise.

Gay Wedding Etiquette: A guide to hosting and attending a same-sex wedding

Perhaps you just opened up your mailbox to find an invite for your first gay wedding, wondering if there's a specific set of etiquette and rules to follow. Some tips.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Forget Mercury retrograde. We're surviving with free music from The Internet, World Cup screenings and a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits.

See Dodger Yasiel Puig playing with puppies for All-Star votes

The Dodgers wanted to make a call-to-action movie that would also leave fans feeling warm and fuzzy. Dodgers spokesman Josh Tucker says the answer was simple: Puppies.

NBA draft: Lakers select Kentucky's Randle with 7th pick

The Lakers began their rebuilding process from their worst season in more than 50 years by choosing Randle, the 6-foot-9 power forward with relentless rebounding prowess.

World Cup: Germany beats US 1-0; both teams advance

Close to 700 people watched the U.S.-Germany game at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, where Germany emerged victorious — but both teams are set to move on to the next round.

In-depth with NPR's new president, Jarl Mohn

John Rabe talks with new NPR President Jarl Mohn, who has been a top radio DJ, a guiding force at MTV and VH1, and now promises to raise the kind of money NPR deserves.