Arts & Entertainment

Jesse Thorn: Keillor's departure could clear space for other radio voices

"For me as a teenager, when I turned on the radio and heard 'This American Life,' what I thought was, 'Oh my gosh, this is something that includes me.' When 'A Prairie Home Companion' was on the radio, I did not feel welcomed by it."

FilmWeek: 'Independence Day: Resurgence,' 'The Shallows' and more:

Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Lael Loewenstein review this week's new movies releases including "Independence Day: Resurgence," "The Shallows" "Free State of Jones" "Swiss Army Man" and more.

How might #Brexit affect the UK's film, TV and music industries?

Right away some truths are clear: the value of the British pound has dropped and many in the creative communities both in Europe and in the U.S. are lamenting the referendum.

Musicians band together against YouTube over lax DMCA rules

Musicians and record labels believe that YouTube, Google’s video sharing platform, isn’t paying a fair share to artists for the music YouTube users listen to for free.

Code orange: Mac n' Cheetos is a thing

In the never-ending battle for a bigger share of the market, deep-fried culinary crossbreeds may represent a new hope for BK.

Keeping kittens alive during kitten season is a 24/7 job

Once they're old enough, kittens are some of the most adoptable pets, but getting them to that point takes a lot of volunteer hours.

Documentary ‘Unlocking the Cage’ claims chimpanzees are persons too

D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus’ documentary “Unlocking the Cage” shows the culmination of animal-rights lawyer Steven Wise’s years-long battle for the legal personhood of New York’s captive chimpanzees.

Bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley dies at 89

Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang "O, Death" in the film "O, Brother, Where Art Thou."

From Harry Potter to Politicon: 7 ways to spend your weekend

This weekend boils down to one word: nerds. And that's coming from us, a bunch of nerds who love our fellow nerds. Whether you're into politics, cats, musicals or Harry Potter, you can be with your own kind.

$6 million means LA kids won't miss their shot to see 'Hamilton'

The Rockefeller Foundation says it's giving $6 million to help 100,000 school children across the country not throw away their shot to see the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton."

3 non-basketball questions for new Lakers coach Luke Walton

Fresh from Oakland after the Golden State Warriors loss, Walton talks, briefly. Spoiler: None of the questions are about basketball. Also, one is about burritos.

Perfume Genius uses his rough past as inspiration for his music

The Seattle based artist Mike Hadreas will be performing at The Broad's Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings event on Friday, June 24.

Director Taika Waititi 'felt a bit like Herzog' while filming 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” has been doing great business in its home country of New Zealand — and it hits American theaters this week.

Bars of LA: How to see city history through a shot glass

When you want to order an Old Fashioned that lives up to its name, it turns out L.A. is the right city to find one.

‘Stairway' trial ends on a high note for Led Zeppelin

The verdict in Los Angeles settles a point that music fans have debated for decades but didn't find its way to court until two years ago.

Jury rules in favor of Led Zeppelin in 'Stairway To Heaven' copyright lawsuit

If the jury decides that "Stairway to Heaven" infringes the copyright of a song by the band Spirit, it could prevent any legacy act from re-releasing any albums.