Arts & Entertainment

Super Bowl XLVIII: 5 points to help simplify Sunday's big game

Ahead of Sunday's Super Bow, NPR's Mike Pesca dams up the river of hype to create a cool lagoon of Super Bowl reason.

Dylan Farrow speaks out on alleged abuse, calls out Hollywood

Woody Allen's alleged sexual abuse of daughter Dylan received renewed attention following his lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, and now she's speaking out.

Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

Schell, a fugitive from Hitler who won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died. Watch highlights from his performances here.

Irwindale spicing up suit against Sriracha hot sauce plant

A Los Angeles suburb is spicing up its lawsuit against a hot sauce manufacturer it claims polluted the air with pungent smells.

World Cup 2014: Where to watch the South Korea vs. US game Saturday

Saturday, the U.S. national men’s soccer team plays South Korea in an exhibition game. The match is a friendly, but a lot is at stake ahead of the World Cup.

Super Bowl XLVIII: A game day potluck recipe with a twist

Don't be that guy or gal who brings a boring old bag of chips. Why not take a little time and show up with something unexpected and delicious?

Yes, Jesse Eisenberg should absolutely play Lex Luthor

Don't dismiss the idea of Jesse Eisenberg being a great Luthor — he's played a pretty impressive megalomaniac before.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Guelaguetza's Bricia Lopez on guacamole done right

You've probably heard by now that Superbowl weekend is high season for the avocado — the closest thing California has to an official state food. Here's two guacamole recipes from Guelaguetza's Bricia Lopez.

Anna Gordy Gaye, former wife of Marvin Gaye, has died

Gaye was the sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy and former wife of the late singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye. She died early Friday morning surrounded by family.

Super Bowl XLVIII: 8 things you need to throw the ultimate LA party

How to throw a memorable last-minute party on Super Bowl Sunday — the easy, SoCal way.

Mama Lu's Dumpling House works overtime to meet Lunar New Year demand

It's the start of lunar New Year today and in Asian homes all over the world people gather together and eat to celebrate the coming year with family, friends and a table full of food. Reporter Sasa Woodruff stopped by a popular dumpling restaurant in Monterey Park to see what might be served up.

For a twist on the Lunar New Year dumpling, add green tea

Cookbook and children's book author Ying Compestine recently gave her favorite steamed dumplings an update by adding green tea.

'Paris By Night,' a bridge between Vietnam and adopted lands

Playing would-be lovers, singers Duy Truong and Huong Thuy sashay on the stage at the Pechanga Casino and Resort, as a full band keeps beat.

Free weekend? 6 fun and almost-free things to do

Come down from your scattered showers high and gear up for the weekend. We've got artsy activities to keep you occupied — plus one broed-out event for the football fans.

Oscars 2014: Best Makeup nominee Joel Harlow

Academy Award winner Joel Harlow is a man of a thousand faces, but almost none of them are his. He's nominated again, this time for his work on Johnny Depp in "The Lone Ranger."

RIP Colonel Meow: 'Minions' mourn death of Internet-famous sourpuss

Get your tissues ready, celebrity cat lovers. Beloved Internet-famous sourpuss, Colonel Meow, has died.