Arts & Entertainment

9 fun and almost-free things to do on Labor Day weekend

Forget the Made in America music festival. Our weekend lineup includes an L.A. River Race, free comedy at UCB and selfies with one big duck.

Telluride Film Festival kicks off Oscar race with 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' more

The tiny Rocky Mountain town becomes the center of the movie universe over Labor Day weekend with premieres of prominent titles.

Jack Kirby: 6 things you might not know about the comics legend

He's the man who co-created classic Marvel Comics characters like Captain America and the Fantastic Four, but his decades-long career also involves Groot, the CIA and more.

Made in America festival traffic: Street closures, detours, Metro routes

The Made in America music festival in downtown Los Angeles is expected to draw at least 50,000 people to Grand Park per day this Labor Day weekend on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31. Here is what to expect for traffic.

'Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide,' final edition — a death in the family

R.H. Greene talks with Leonard Maltin and critics about the death of Maltin's indispensable movie guide. The 2015 edition is the last one.

Disneyland drones? Park files patents for unmanned aircraft

Disney has applied for three patents for unmanned aircraft — yes, drones! — that would be use in the park's entertainment shows.

How the 'Kung Fu Fighting' melody came to represent Asia

The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.

Judge lets 'X-Men' director Singer's accuser drop lawsuit

A former child model can dismiss his lawsuit that accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse, but he has the option to re-file later, a judge ruled Wednesday.

New galleries highlight 'whippersnapper' part of the Huntington

"More American Art" is a great way to christen tons of new gallery space and show that the Huntington isn't just "The Blue Boy."

Vote in our best LA burger poll: Is In-n-Out tops?

Zagat named In-n-Out’s double double the best burger in the city of LA. It’s a coveted title, especially in a region known to have catapaulted the hamburger into US uber-popularity.

How to make a good Hyperlapse video (plus a tour inside KPCC).

Instagram released time lapse recording app Hyperlapse on Tuesday. Here's how to use it best, plus a Hyperlapse tour inside KPCC. Share yours with us!

Social media users shy away from opinions

People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Emmys 2014: Little diversity among winners

Top-nominated Orange is the New Black gets shut out. Sofia Vergara's 'diversity' bit gets panned by some viewers.

Amazon buys video game streaming service for $970 million

Amazon is betting big on the future of streaming video games online by purchasing Twitch.TV for $970 million, but will their investment pay off?

Tuesday Reviewsday: Helado Negro, Max Capote and more

Justino Aguila, associate editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine, and music critic Steve Hochman join the show for another edition of Tuesday Reviewsday.

Emmys 2014: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' dominate

The stars of "The Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family" and "Veep" scored wins at the 2014 Emmys in downtown L.A. Monday night.