Arts & Entertainment

11 shows creating LA's new storytelling renaissance

When I started in comedy, I saw hundreds of comics just finding their voices as they moved toward stardom. LA's storytelling scene has that feel now. It's a golden age.

The 7 key events from San Diego Comic-Con 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014, is in the books. Here are the key moments — and lack of key moments — that fans are talking about coming out of this year's convention.

Tuesday Reviewsday: The Psycho Sisters, Quetzal, Nightmare & the Cat and Chiquis

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by experts Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila.

Margot Adler, NPR journalist for three decades, dies

Adler joined NPR in 1979 and covered everything from the emergence of the AIDS epidemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 68.

At 75, Batman still seeks justice, not revenge

Batman keeps avenging the death of his parents, but "it's not a vendetta, it's a crusade," says author Glen Weldon. "He represents the idea of: 'This thing that happened to me? Never again.' "

Vincenzo Nibali first Italian in 15 years to win Tour De France

The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.

Miles Tackett of Breakestra back with solo album

Miles Tackett lit up the funk scene in LA for over a decade with his band Breakestra, but now he's back with a solo album that calls to his roots in Topanga Canyon, CA.

Pasadena occultist Marjorie Cameron to get solo show at MOCA

Marjorie Elizabeth Cameron Parsons Kimmel was an occultist, an artist, an actress and wife to one of the world’s first rocket scientists.

Heat hacks: How to keep yourself and your pets cool if you don't have AC

Forecasters predict the Southland will reach up to 100 degrees this week, and the summer may get even hotter. We curated a list of ways to beat the heat.

Man United buries LA Galaxy 7-0 in Pasadena

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said he had "nothing but respect" for United's performance. "Getting punished for mistakes and really getting a lesson on the speed of play, we can actually use it as a positive for them."

CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.

‘Blue Mind’ examines how water influences our senses and well-being

Marine biologist and researcher Wallace J. Nichols has devoted a large portion of his career in the water. In ‘Blue Mind,’ Nichols lays out the argument and science as to why others should follow in his footsteps.

Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV

Star Nathan Fielder opened the Dumb Starbucks coffee shop in a Los Angeles strip mall in February. He'll explain its origins and aftermath on Comedy Central next week.

The 10 most important stories to know before Comic-Con 2014

The 2014 edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the mecca for hundreds of thousands of pop culture fans every year, runs through Sunday. Here's a look at this year's highlights.

10 cheap places to take the kids this summer

Swim lessons are coming to a close. Arts camp is over. Now what? From free museum days to summer reading programs, here's a list of ways to power through August.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Weird Al, Laura Welsh, Naomi Shelton, Fink, Willie Nelson, Somi

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com join A Martinez in studio for another episode of Tuesday Reviewsday.