Arts & Entertainment

2 LA-area art shows you should check out this week

Ezra Jack Keats and June Wayne are two artists with parallel backgrounds who evolved very differently. Both are the subjects of LA area shows worth seeing.

Who has the best burger in Los Angeles? You vote!

National Burger Day is coming up and we want to hear from you as to what your favorite burger is. If your nomination wins, we'll feature it on the show.

JDate rebrands with help from a Los Angeles comedy writer

Jewish dating service JDate has new billboards targeted at millennials, with copy drawn from social media — including from one L.A. comedy writer.

App Chat: 4 apps to help you enjoy the great outdoors

Do you really need apps to enjoy in the outdoors? No, but they can still be helpful. That's why we have apps to help you find campgrounds, trails and more.

'Freakonomics' authors explain why it's important to 'Think Like A Freak'

The term "freak" has certainly been around for a while, you've got freak of nature, control freak, super freak. But in 2005 people started talking about another kind of freak, "Freakonomics."

Lakers get No. 7 pick in NBA draft lottery, Cavaliers take No. 1

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick on June 26. Meanwhile, the Lakers are at No. 7 with the Sacramento Kings at No. 8.

Judge expresses ongoing concerns about Casey Kasem's welfare

A judge is expanding the powers of Casey Kasem's daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care and says he still has concerns.

Marc Maron on gentrification, breakups and how WTF saved his life

John Rabe goes to LA's Highland Park neighborhood to talk with Marc Maron about his memoir "Attempting Normal," which is just about to celebrate its 500th episode.

Sandra Tsing Loh on social media, menopause and middle age

Both the L.A. and New York Times devoted major profiles to Loh and her new book over the weekend. If you haven't met her yet, you should get to know her.

New LA exhibit restores Pompeii from its ashy ruins

A new interactive exhibit on Pompeii that opened Tuesday at the California Science Center features 150 artifacts that haven't been shown before outside of Italy.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Michael Jackson, DJ Vadim, Nas and more

It's Tuesday, which means that it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Here to do just that is Oliver Wang from and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.

Photographer Brenda Biondo captures images of playgrounds past

Photographer Brenda Biondo captured historic pieces of playground equipment scattered throughout parks around the country, from the creaky metallic slides that are decades old to the squeaky new plastic swings that children today play on.

5 lessons from a year of discussing race and culture online

Curating a valuable discussion about race on the Internet is highly difficult. But it can yield great rewards. Here's what we've learned from our yearlong experiment, and what we're trying next.

The best commencement speeches ever made

YouTube has made instant classics of some modern commencement speeches, but inspiration is timeless. NPR has rounded up more than 300 going back to 1774 that they consider the best.

The song goes on as San Diego Opera avoids closure

Two months after saying it was closing for good, the opera announced Monday that it would hold a 2015 season.

Scientist-sculptor addresses plastic pollution — with plastic

He's traveled the world in search of one thing — plastics. Using the bottles and bags we throw away, he turns them into art, and he hopes we'll develop better solutions to plastics pollution.