Arts & Entertainment

Picture This: Newly found photos detail one of Shackleton's last polar expeditions

Antarctic researchers have uncovered old film negatives left behind by one of Shackleton's teams 100 years ago.

Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in ACE

The timeless story of a movie legend and her mirrors, a hotel and its vintage building, and a 1,600-seat theater resuscitated by the sound of UK space rock.

Actor Ralph Waite, father on 'Waltons,' dies at 85

More recently, Waite had a recurring role on the CBS hit "NCIS" — as the father of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by Mark Harmon.

Henry Rollins: Black Flag's early days, 'uncool' music and Ray Bradbury

The former Black Flag Frontman, writer, publisher and actor talks with KPCC's Kevin Ferguson about Ray Bradbury, Washington, DC, South Bay Punk and Aerosmith.

CD Review: 'The Stigmatized,' a great moment in LA Opera history

One of the L.A. Opera's proudest accomplishments has finally gone on the record: Franz Schreker’s not-quite-forgotten masterpiece, “The Stigmatized.”

Court: No rehearing in Michael Jackson doc's case

The court unanimously upheld Conrad Murray's conviction, determining there was substantial evidence of his guilt presented at trial that he gave Michael Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol.

'Waltons' patriarch Ralph Waite dies at 85

Waite was best known for his role as the patriarch in the 1970s series "The Waltons," but he had had remained a working actor.

First Oscar Concert honors nominated composers

The live concert will take place in the days leading up to the Academy Awards and celebrate the year's nominated music.

Sochi Winter Olympics: In men's figure skating, US pins hopes on a new class

The U.S. is defending its gold medal in men's figure skating, but without the star power of previous games. Two skaters in Sochi represent the near future of the sport in America.

UCLA professor says Kristen Stewart's 'embarrassing' poem isn't that bad

Some critics have dubbed it the worst poem ever. But one poet believes Stewart's work shows some promise, and above all bravery.

Sochi Winter Olympics: USA Hockey beats Slovakia 7-1

Team USA defeated Slovakia in its opening hockey game early Thursday after a six-goal streak in the second period.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free events

Jamzilla may be closing down a six-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway, but we won't be closing our hearts to a delightful three days off.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Substitute racer takes Olympic silver

Olympic athletes often endure weeks of anticipation. That wasn't a problem for Denny Morrison, who got his spot in the speed skating finals just a day ahead of the race.

Shanghai restaurant makes American versions of Chinese food

A new restaurant in Shanghai is offering expats a taste of home and introducing locals to foreign treats like fortune cookies.

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies

The comedian was one of early network TV's biggest stars, and he didn't do smut or smarmy remarks. Caesar did skits: grown-up, gentle comedy for the whole family.

Valentine's Day: Crowdsourced non-icky date options

Where to go for dinner with your lover that doesn't make you part of the Valentine's Industry.