Arts & Entertainment

YouTube launches streaming service as artists look to pull music

YouTube is launching YouTube Music Key, a new premium subscription service set to compete with the likes of streaming music services like Spotify and Rdio.

Farewell to Randy Jackson, an example of all that ails 'American Idol'

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Randy Jackson embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.

GLAAD media study: 'We've made incredible gains over the past decade'

Matt Kane, director of entertainment media for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, examines the group's annual study that examines LGBT characters on TV.

The Frame 'First': How Jake Gyllenhaal was inspired by Denzel Washington to become an actor

Jake Gyllenhaal talks about how watching an emotional performance in "Glory" inspired him to become an actor.

Jon Stewart: ‘Rosewater’ production lacked ‘baby’s butt smoothness’ of ‘The Daily Show’

The TV show host talks about directing "Rosewater," what he was prepared to handle, and having to use the dreaded phrase with his crew: "I don't know."

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins Cy Young Award

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw pitched a shutout, becoming the unanimous winner of the NL Cy Young Award after leading the majors in victories and ERA and throwing a no-hitter.

Inside the living, breathing Disney Hall organ as it turns 10

John Rabe and organ builder Manuel Rosales take us inside the Disney Hall Organ, the iconic centerpiece of Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Huntington exhibit: Who captured iconic photos in England? Two Americans!

Paul Caponigro supposedly said, “I love people. I just don’t want them getting in front of my camera.” But his contemporary, Bruce Davidson, made his living photographing people.

AFI Fest: 'Merchants of Doubt' is the Lord's work, done badly

Robert Kenner's new documentary "Merchants of Doubt" could be more accurately called "Preachers to Choirs."

Actress who played Mrs. Wolowitz on 'Big Bang Theory' dies at 62

Carol Ann Susi died on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas. Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mom Debbie on the CBS hit.

'The Homesman': Hilary Swank says director Tommy Lee Jones is no 'yes man'

Then actress talks about her new film, "The Homesman," and whether there’s a definable characteristic in the roles she chooses.

Video: Big Bank Hank, of Sugarhill Gang, dies at age 57

Big Bank Hank, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group the Sugarhill Gang responsible for one of the most popular rap songs of all time.

Lakers guard Ellington takes leave following father's death

Lakers guard Wayne Ellington will be taking an indefinite leave of absence following the murder of his father in Philadelphia this past Sunday.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mariachi El Bronx, Damien Rice and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk about new albums from Ximena Sariñana, Damien Rice, Mariachi El Bronx and more.

Why Del Toro, Cuarón and Iñárritu used MoMA to slam the Mexican government

Speaking with KPCC's The Frame, the Mexican-born filmmaker explained a joint statement from him and countrymen Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu.

The Frame 'First': Geena Davis on shooting her first film, 'Tootsie'

Another Frame 'First': Geena Davis talks about not knowing what to do on the set of "Tootsie," the first movie she was cast in.