Arts & Entertainment

A small group of people rallied outside the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Monday to protest that paintings by famous French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir are featured in the museum.

/Courtesy of Max Geller

3 questions with the guy who hates Renoir

Max Geller led a small crowd in protest of the fact that paintings by renowned French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir hang in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

Tech Industry On Display At Consumer Electronics Show In Las Vegas

Can TiVo stay relevant in today's TV-watching (and streaming) marketplace?

In an era of cord-cutting and standalone streaming platforms, what’s the need for a digital video recorder?

Dust and Grooves

'Dust & Grooves': One-on-one with the world's most obsessive record collectors


Eilon Paz and Sheila Burgel, the book's creator and editor, talk about their love of vinyl and the lengths people will go for their most coveted record.

For the LA Philharmonic's Beethoven cycle, one orchestra is not enough

For the "Immortal Beethoven" series, the local musicians will have help from Gustavo Dudamel's other band: the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

New music from Janet Jackson, Rudimental and more

This week music supervisor Morgan Rhodes joins A Martinez to talk about new music from Janet Jackson, Rudimental, Jono McCleery and more.

Playwright David Henry Hwang gives language lessons in 'Chinglish'

Hwang's comedy is a playful look at language and the power it holds, and it's based on real encounters he had while visiting China.

Director Ridley Scott says 'The Martian' isn't science fiction, it's science fact

The new movie, which opened to rave reviews and big box office, is based on the book of the same name by author Andy Weir.

Disneyland boosts prices for annual passes

The new Signature Plus Passport, which carries no blackout dates, is available for $1,049.

How a show about zombies looks at legacies of real violence

'Fear The Walking Dead' is telling a story not often explored on prime-time television: generational rifts over the violence that immigrant parents have experienced.

UC Irvine's 50 years features decades of drama

Robert Cohen is the founding chair of the university's vaunted drama department, and he shared memories of his five decades at UC Irvine with KPCC.

South African singer Pauline Malefane, the Isango Ensemble find US audience

The company is performing a unique version of the opera "Carmen" at the Broad Theater, translating the French original into English with an all-South African cast.

How Idris Elba blurred the line between actor and subject in 'Beasts of No Nation'

The actor explains how he and writer-director Cary Fukunaga used Elba's star power on a set of untrained actors to enhance his role as the commandant of a child army.

Song of the Week: 'Put Your Number in My Phone' by Ariel Pink

"Put Your Number in My Phone" comes off last year's "Pom Pom," and it's a trippy one.

Filmweek: ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Walk,’ ‘He Named Me Malala,’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics review this week’s new releases including “The Martian,” “The Walk,” “He Named Me Malala” and more.

‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead’ director, producer on how ‘National Lampoon’ changed comedy’s course

Most of us probably know a National Lampoon movie or two because they’ve survived the test of time. Today, Larry will sit down with the director and producer to talk about making the film.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Halloween starts now. We know it's only Oct. 2, but the festivities have already begun. (Don't know what to dress up as? How about El Niño? Just throwing out ideas...)