Arts & Entertainment

Animator Floyd Norman, from Disney to 'Fat Albert'

Off-Ramp contributor CJ Greenspon profiles Disney's first black animator, Floyd Norman, who also helped create 'Fat Albert.'

The retro and lively sounds of The Dustbowl Revival

Despite The Dustbowl Revival's mix of genres that come from the American South, it's a distinctly LA band.

'Life Itself' documentary a fitting cinematic tribute to Roger Ebert

The new documentary, "Life Itself," follows the life and death of legendary film critic, Roger Ebert.

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

In late June, Rhode Island-based Briarbrook Auction Services sold a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of the film "My Gal Sal" for $79,200.

Brazilian hip-hop artist Emicida captures youth culture in Sao Paulo

Emicida is putting Brazilian hip-hop on the world map as well, raising hot topics such as poverty, wealth and social progress in his music.

#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave: US goalkeeper emerges hero despite loss

After a wrenching loss to Belgium, fans are touting the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard.

7 last-minute things to do July 4th weekend

Rarely do we get a three-day weekend, so let's take advantage. Here are seven fun and almost-free things to do with your time off.

Publicist: Shia LaBeouf being treated for alcoholism

Kates said in a statement that LaBeouf's recent actions — which include an arrest for disrupting a Broadway play — are symptoms of a larger health problem.

LA Anime Expo: Japan focusing anime and manga on foreign audiences

As AnimeExpo descends on LA, Roland Kelts talks about how shifting demographics in Japan are leading to a change in how anime and manga are developed and marketed.

Robin Williams pursues ongoing 12-step treatment

A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old actor-comedian says Williams planned the visit as a respite to recharge after more than 18 straight months of work.

Oscar-nominated writer-director Paul Mazursky dies

Paul Mazursky, the writer-director of such films as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.

Court to reconsider Barry Bonds' felony conviction

In 2011, a jury found Major League Baseball's all-time homerun leader guilty of giving evasive testimony to a grand jury investigating athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Iman Omari, Miles Tackett, Vacationer and more

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from bring us new music by Iman Omari, Miles Tackett, Vacationer and more.

Robert Townsend on 'Hollywood Shuffle' and roles for black actors today

Robert Townsend wrote, directed and starred in the movie, and its being celebrated as part of L.A. Magazine’s look at the '80s.

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.