Arts & Entertainment

'Star Wars' Episode VII gets a name, Internet makes jokes

The new "Star Wars" movie has finished principal photography — and has a new name. Fans responded with, of course, jokes. We've got the best ones.

Netflix to film series from Lemony Snicket's 'Unfortunate Events'

The streaming service reportedly plans to adapt "A Series of Unfortunate Events" into a TV show..

Largest gift of art in LACMA's history includes works by Monet, Picasso and more

The bequest from L.A. businessman Jerry Perenchio — with an estimated value of $500 million —has one big string attached: the museum must first complete its planned overhaul of the Miracle Mile campus.

Artie Lange's '@midnight' appearance canceled over racial remarks

Comedian Artie Lange had a scheduled appearance on Comedy Central's "@midnight" canceled after making racially-charged remarks about an ESPN host on Twitter.

Tyler, The Creator brings out his playful side for Camp Flog Gnaw

From rapper to entrepreneur — how Tyler, The Creator went from starting his own hip-hop collective to running his own carnival event.

The 5 films to see at the AFI Festival

From Oscar hopefuls to groundbreaking foreign dramas, we break down the top movies to see at this year's AFI Festival.

Election 2014: 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' strain to lampoon Democratic losses

Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire.

Minnie Driver joins cast of 'Peter Pan Live!'

Minnie Driver is joining the cast of NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" She will play the character Wendy Darling as an adult and narrate the musical, the network said.

LACMA to announce 'largest gift in its history' (Updated)

The donation is being made by former Univision owner Jerry Perenchio, whose collection includes work by several European masters.

Trademark law: Why Disney is fighting Canadian DJ Deadmau5

Deadmau5 makes dance music. But he also sells hats, pint glasses, t-shirts—all featuring the eerie, circles-for-ears cartoon "mau5head" that is his symbol.

'Morning Edition' celebrates 35 years with a trip down memory lane

On this day in 1979, Morning Edition broadcast its first show, bringing a new style of storytelling to the early-drive-time airwaves. That first show was hosted by Bob Edwards and Barbara Hoctor.

Susan Stamberg welcomed Ray and the late Tom Magliozzi to NPR

NPR veteran host Susan Stamberg remembers the genesis of NPR's "Car Talk," and the genius of Tom Magliozzi, who died Monday.

'Invisible Cities' opera moves from Union Station to your listening device

Yuval Sharon, artistic director of The Industry, and album producer Nick Tipp talk about their recording of the innovative opera.

Is this the golden age of political satire on TV?

John Stewart and Stephen Colbert helped establish a new kind of political comedy and newcomer John Oliver has quickly made his mark as well.

How to wean your kids off Halloween candy: Cold, hard cash

After the costumes and candy comes the hard part: the fights and negotiations that go along with trying to limit kids' sugar intake.

2015 emoji update will include more diverse skin-tones

The Unicode Consortium had previously backed only one skin color, a yellow-orange tone it considered generic. But the group threw away that approach after a wide call for more variety.