Arts & Entertainment

Gay depictions increase on TV: GLAAD study

The media advocacy group GLAAD said Wednesday that 3.9 percent of the characters regularly seen on prime-time network series this season will be gay, lesbian or bisexual.

FX's 'The Bridge' finds authenticity in Spanish-language scenes

"We're giving those 33 million Hispanics in the U.S. ... a point where they can actually identify themselves," says Demian Bichir, a star of the cross-border crime drama.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Markéta Irglová, Los Tigres del Norte and more

Justino Aguila and Steve Hochman join Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the latest in new music on this week's Tuesday Reviewsday.

New exhibit rediscovers a lost generation of San Francisco artists

Jess, Duncan, and their circle feel like an all-embracing family you never got to meet — and you can’t stop wishing you’d been a part of it.

This year's list of possible Oscar nominees is trending white

As prognosticators begin making their lists of who might vie for an Academy Award, one trend is apparent: there's not much diversity.

Film series seeks to change perspective of Africa

Surfing. Street art. Hip hop. Topics not typically part of the news that comes from Africa, but that's the point of a new series of short films part of a project called My Africa Is.

Quiz: Where to find the best pizza in Los Angeles

Whether you're eating a personal pie by candlelight in one of the city's nicest restaurants or digging into a slice the size of your face in front of the TV, L.A. has a lot to offer in the way of pizza. Where are your favorite pizza places? Can L.A.'s pizza compete with New York's or Chicago's?

Chris Strachwitz's musical taste is simple: 'No Mouse Music'

The producer's commitment to artists such as Clifton Chenier and Flaco Jimenez is chronicled in the documentary, "This Ain't No Mouse Music."

Sandwich Monday: The pizza cake

For this Sandwich Monday, NPR tries the Pizza Cake, which is a fancy way of saying "a bunch of pizzas stacked on top of each other."

'I Am Eleven': Film explores what 11 year olds around the world care about

Filmmaker Genevieve Bailey spent six years traveling the world to ask 11 year olds in 15 countries what they care about. The results are funny, surprising and heartwarming.

Behind the scenes at 'The Simpsons' studio (plus Sunday's couch gag)

As the show launches its 26th season, we go inside the yellow halls and cluttered work stations of the people who bring Springfield to life, plus a look at Sunday's weird couch gag.

Brothers tackle racism with movie 'Boiling Pot'

The movie premieres at the Catalina Film Festival on Saturday. It tackles racism by weaving together the real-life stories of four American college students.

'Gilligan's Island' — a show from a time of TV innocence

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is a show loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.

Exploring one of Hollywood's oldest, weirdest filming spots

When a rock quarry shuts down, sometimes it becomes a swimming hole, a nuisance, or an eyesore. But in Los Angeles, an abandoned quarry can turn into the Bat Cave.

How the FAA ruling on drones will change the film industry

The FAA recently approved six companies to use drones on film sets. Previously, filmmakers could only use that technology outside the U.S.

Concert with Jay-Z and Sting aims to end poverty

The Global Citizen Festival is live in New York (and on TV) on Saturday. The superstar-studded event is designed to encourage concertgoers to care about the issues.