Arts & Entertainment

'Patti Cake$' director Geremy Jasper drew from his musical past to make his first movie

The former singer of the indie band The Fever talks about how he made the leap from struggling musician to full-fledged filmmaker.

50 songs for an eclipse: A KPCC playlist

If you're looking up on Monday and happen to notice a hole in the sun, don't be alarmed. It's supposed to be there. Here are some tunes to get you through the darkness.

Wanda Sykes brings same-sex parenting to Disney's ‘Doc McStuffins’

Comedian Wanda Sykes and Chris Nee, the creator of “Doc McStuffins,” discuss an episode of the Disney Jr. show that features same-sex parents.

Spotify makes an effort to strike 'hate music' from its platform

After Digital Music News wrote on "hate-music" groups on Spotify, the streaming service began to remove racist, violent music associated with alt-right movement.

'Gook' revisits the LA riots through a Korean-American lens

"When I told [my dad] that I wanted to make this film, he was really confused," says Chon. "He didn't understand why I wanted to revisit such a traumatic time."

7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Spectator sports have never been so fun. Things to see live in LA this weekend include a local music festival, spicy eating contests and a soapbox race.

With 'Lemon,' Brett Gelman & Janicza Bravo make art out of anxiety

The husband-and-wife duo Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman funneled anxiety, dread and discomfort into their feature film "Lemon."

'Curious Incident' actor on playing a brilliant character whose mind works differently

Adam Langdon stars in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," the story of an incredibly intelligent teen who can't articulate his emotions.

A great artist in 3-D: 'Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage' at LACMA

Chagall’s stage work is a singular combination of great artistry and just plain fun. You don't need to like classical music or ballet to enjoy it ... and be sure to take the kids.

Fans go ham with Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Pantages

Fans of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" enjoyed a performance Wednesday from the show's creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau goes from ‘Game of Thrones’ to gangster

The "Game of Thrones" star — Jaime Lannister himself — talks about the HBO show and his role in the new film "Shot Caller."

'Deadpool 2' stunt goes tragically wrong, killing stuntwoman

Joi Harris was a licensed motorcycle racer who was doing her first movie stunts. She reportedly lost control of her bike and was thrown through a plate glass window.

Stunt driver dies while filming 'Deadpool 2' in Vancouver

"Deadpool 2" star Ryan Reynolds is mourning the death of a motorcycle stunt driver killed during production Monday.

No more 'Game of Thrones' scoops in latest HBO hack

Hackers released more unaired episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Insecure" but the most damaging data may be sensitive personal information of HBO employees.

TV portrayals of autism still fall short

While some are applauding two new TV shows — "Atypical" on Netflix and "The Good Doctor" on ABC — others think they send the wrong messages.

Stream Outside Lands festival this weekend

You can stream performances from Lorde, alt-J, A Tribe Called Quest, Kaytranada, Gorillaz and more.