Arts & Entertainment

Renowned LA theater artist Lynn Manning dies at 60

The poet, actor and playwright had quietly been battling liver cancer. Blinded at the age of 23, his work explored disability and race.

'Diary of a Teenage Girl' challenges 'virginal princess' tropes by depicting teen sexuality on screen

In "The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” actress Bel Powley plays Minnie, an artsy 15-year-old girl who begins the movie by confessing she’s just had sex for the first time.

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers mix sounds and traditions

The group's debut album, "Heavenly Fire," combines gospel with folk, country, R&B and blues.

Roger Corman tells us about his original 1994 'Fantastic Four'

How indie film legend Roger Corman, the Galactus from Detroit, exploded the Marvel universe without even trying. Watch the original "Fantastic Four" here.

New music from Mac DeMarco and LA band HEALTH

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday our critics join our hosts in the studio to talk about what you should be listening to in one short segment.

Happy Art Laboe Day! And happy 90th, Art!

Radio legend Art Laboe - the "Dick Clark for Latinos" - turns 90 on Friday. He's been playing music and talking on the radio in Southern California for 60 years.

Comedian was inspired by Jon Stewart to make Iraqi 'Daily Show'

"The Daily Show" has been a phenomenon on U.S. television. But it’s also spawned spin-offs and copy-cats around the world — sometimes in places you’d hardly expect.

Hard Summer Fest: The aftermath of 2 drug-related deaths

In the past ten years, almost 20 people have died in local drug-related incidents at EDM festivals, which raises questions of safety and prevention.

Writer Diablo Cody's mother-in-law was the inspiration for 'Ricki and the Flash'

Meryl Streep's character represents a common challenge for women in the entertainment business: balancing work and motherhood.

Marlon and me: Patt Morrison remembers a decade-long conversation with Marlon Brando

“Listen to Me Marlon,” the documentary, introduces the world to a man a few of us were fortunate enough to know. Ours was not always an easy friendship but it was, to the last, a true one.

Missing Special Olympics athlete turns up 350 miles away

Andi Gusmari, a bowling competitor, disappeared from the University of Southern California sometime after 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Actress Michael Hyatt on playing a State Attorney on 'True Detective'

Hyatt is a veteran of TV and film—she played Brianna Barksdale on HBO's The Wire and portrayed a detective in 2014's Oscar-nominated Nightcrawler. She talked with KPCC's Welcome to Vinci about her work on True Detective and beyond.

Review of leaked test results shows doping is widespread in track and field

The reports are based on the results of more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. Experts said analysis shows the sport's governing body has failed to take sufficient action against dopers.

How do I play DJ without embarrassing myself?

You're in the passenger seat. The driver asks you to pick the music. What's an insecure DJ to do?

Pro wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61; 7 of his greatest moments

Piper was a major part of the rise of the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, particularly at the first Wrestlemania, where he teamed against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

5 Every Week: The Clock, churros and Next Fest

Here are five great things you should do in Southern California this week.