Arts & Entertainment

Al Molinaro, malt-shop owner on 'Happy Days,' dies at 96

The loveable character actor with the hangdog face was known to millions of TV viewers for playing Murray the cop on "The Odd Couple" and malt shop owner Al Delvecchio on "Happy Days."

Scoring horror with 'Saw' and 'American Horror Story' composer Charlie Clouser

Composer Charlie Clouser knows exactly how to set a creepy scene. Before he got into scoring for TV and film, Clouser played keyboard in the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. These days he’s best known for his work scoring all seven films in the Saw franchise, as well as the theme song for the FX series American Horror Story.

ESPN's shuttering of sports/culture site Grantland prompts backlash

On Friday ESPN released a statement announcing it would be suspending the publication of Grantland "effective immediately," saying it wanted to "direct [its] time and energy" elsewhere.

In reversal, SXSW festival plans online harassment event

The festival said that it was holding an "online harassment summit" after it was criticized for canceling two panels related to "GamerGate."

USC AD Pat Haden leaves playoff committee, cites health

The university's athletic director is stepping down from the College Football Playoff selection committee after his doctors advised him to cut back on travel.

Halloween 2015: 7 fun and almost-free things to do

Whether you're dressing up or dressing down this weekend, we've got a list of local events to keep you busy. How about a murder mystery show followed by vegan food and Dia de los Muertos art? Here's everything you need to know.

Starz CEO: Premium cable too focused on 'affluent white males'

Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz shares his views on the state of the TV business and says riding the subways of NYC as a kid made him want to create content by and for a diverse audience.

HomeState lets indie-rockers make their own breakfast tacos

HomeState's Briana Valdez brings the indie bands Spoon, Cold War Kids, ?uestlove and more into her kitchen to make signature breakfast tacos for LA foodies.

Hopscotch: Riding through LA in The Industry's mobile opera for 24 cars

In a new production, The LA-based experimental opera company The Industry is taking opera out of the stuffy concert hall and onto the gritty streets of Los Angeles.

Experience the Rain Room at LACMA

The Rain Room opens this Sunday at LACMA. See what it's like to walk through an indoor rainstorm in KPCC's video and photos.

Checking into the Cecil, the real ‘American Horror Story’ hotel

The Cecil Hotel in downtown L.A. has been home to all sorts of mayhem and mystery, which helped inspire the current season of "American Horror Story."

Can UCB Comedy compete with Funny Or Die?

Upright Citizens Brigade has beloved stage shows and improv schools in NY and Los Angeles, and now it's trying to compete in the crowded online comedy world.

1800s watercolors at Getty Villa show an undiscovered ancient Greece

A new show at the Getty Villa shows the Greece of 200 years ago — an ancient, empty, alien landscape of a long lost civilization, fallen into a ruin of broken columns and shattered pediments.

Watch: 'Hotline Bling' reaches a new (odd) apex in video mashup

In the past week, a video for Drake's song "Hotline Bling" has inspired both memes and jokes. A new entry has its roots in a fictional Australian high school with a gung-ho drama teacher.

Lee Daniels hints at an untold personal story in his new show, 'Star'

The co-creator of "Empire" says his new music-themed show is partly inspired by his early days in Hollywood. The show is set to start production in December.

Ilene Chaiken on what it's like running the hit show "Empire"

The veteran producer talks about the challenge of multi-tasking, the difficulty of breaking into the industry as a woman, and 50 Cent's beef with the show.