Arts & Entertainment

Soul singer Bobby Womack dies; 11 of his most epic songs

Famed soul singer Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70, according to a representative for Womack's label XL Recordings. Listen to some of his greatest recordings.

4 things you probably didn't know about Marlon Brando

July 1 of this year marks the 10th anniversary of actor Marlon Brando’s death. Here are a few things to surprise you about this master thespian.

The elusive Dave Chappelle re-emerges, but for how long?

The comedy superstar has been headlining a series of sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall. His routine was a reminder of a singular perspective on race that vanished when he went on hiatus.

Hard news vs. BuzzFeed: Why we lie about what we like to read

According to a Reuters study, we care most about national and local news, the economy and politics. But a look at the most-visited pages on the web shows otherwise.

Gay Wedding Etiquette: A guide to hosting and attending a same-sex wedding

Perhaps you just opened up your mailbox to find an invite for your first gay wedding, wondering if there's a specific set of etiquette and rules to follow. Some tips.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Forget Mercury retrograde. We're surviving with free music from The Internet, World Cup screenings and a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits.

See Dodger Yasiel Puig playing with puppies for All-Star votes

The Dodgers wanted to make a call-to-action movie that would also leave fans feeling warm and fuzzy. Dodgers spokesman Josh Tucker says the answer was simple: Puppies.

NBA draft: Lakers select Kentucky's Randle with 7th pick

The Lakers began their rebuilding process from their worst season in more than 50 years by choosing Randle, the 6-foot-9 power forward with relentless rebounding prowess.

World Cup: Germany beats US 1-0; both teams advance

Close to 700 people watched the U.S.-Germany game at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, where Germany emerged victorious — but both teams are set to move on to the next round.

In-depth with NPR's new president, Jarl Mohn

John Rabe talks with new NPR President Jarl Mohn, who has been a top radio DJ, a guiding force at MTV and VH1, and now promises to raise the kind of money NPR deserves.

Joan Baez: Don't talk during my concerts!

Baez is performing July 3 at the Greek Theatre in Los Feliz and in anticipation of her show, Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson got her on the phone.

Ceci Bastida's new solo effort inspired by Murakami, Mexico and motherhood

Formerly of the ska/punk band Tijuana No!, Ceci Bastida is back with a contemporary sounding solo effort called "La Edad de la Violencia."

'Salute!' to old school restaurateur Piero Selvaggio, a food revolutionary

Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with Piero Selvaggio, owner and founder of Valentino Restaurant in Santa Monica. The 42-year old restaurant is one of the birthplaces of the Food Revolution.

Judge won't dismiss Dodgers' Puig lawsuit

In the lawsuit, Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot claims he was falsely accused by Puig of involvement in human trafficking and was subjected to torture in Cuban prisons.

FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The ban covers Uruguay's next nine international games.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: George Lucas museum boon for city

The addition of the 'Star Wars' creator's museum of art and movie memorabilia will give Chicago a museum campus as impressive as the Smithsonian, Emanuel said.