Culture

A frat of their own: Muslims create a new space on campus

Alpha Lambda Mu filled a void last year, becoming the first Muslim fraternity in the country. Its founder says he just wanted to provide Muslim American men a place to be themselves.

Free weekend? Here are 7 fun and almost-free things to do

Explore the city with endless art, outdoor shopping and a walk on the wild side. With no sign of rain, it'll be a sunny weekend with temps reaching 80 degrees.

Funny or Die admits hoverboard prank in new video

Funny or Die admitted that they were behind the hoax in a new video. The larger purpose behind that HUVr Tech hoverboard video prank: Facebook comments.

Who should compete in KPCC's 2nd annual Public Radio Bracket Madness?

KPCC is about to launch its second annual Public Radio Bracket Madness, in which we ask you, the listener, to vote on your favorite public radio programming.

Religion and Culture: Vedic astrology takes root in Los Angeles

Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotish, has been part of Indian culture for thousands of years, and its following has grown in the last few decades.

Carl Kasell retiring from 'Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!'

Kasell, a popular judge and scorekeeper of "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me," is retiring after more than a decade on the show.

Is your second language a 'secret' language?

Here's a scenario: You're out at a coffee shop, and people at the next table start talking in a foreign language...about you. Maybe you can only tell based on how they look at you. Or maybe you caught them because you know the language.

Dunk now, pay later: Elite college players may suffer in middle age

Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but researchers say they will often have more health problems than people who never played sports.

Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

Hindu-Americans aren’t writing off Sanskrit just yet

Hinduism's canon of sacred texts is written in Sanskrit, a language few Hindus today can read or speak. But there's a resurgence of interest among young Hindus in learning it.

The 'Big Bad Armo Show' takes its unique slice of LA life on the road

The Armenian American sketch comedy troupe plays with ethnic stereotypes and lets audience members laugh at themselves.

Pete Carroll says he wouldn't have left USC had he known about sanctions

Super-bowl winning coach Pete Carroll told KPCC in an interview that he "wouldn't have been able to leave" USC had he known about the NCAA sanctions centered on Reggie Bush.

Free weekend? Festival of Whales, dinosaur puppets, more

Don't let Southern California's storms put a dent in your sunny spirit this weekend. Plenty of energizing indoor and outdoor activities await.

App Chat: Retro gaming on your phone

Thief - a popular video game series from the early two thousands is being rebooted, with the newest version coming out for Playstation Four and Xbox One this Friday. But what if you want something simpler? Today on App Chat we have a list retro gaming apps for your phone.

iPhone, iPad security flaw revealed; Apple issues software patch

The flaw in the iOS operating system gives hackers potential access to email and login information, according to various reports. A patch was issued.

Nets' Collins becomes first openly gay NBA player in game vs Lakers (updated)

Collins plays for the Brooklyn Nets in their game at Staples Center against the Lakers. He's the first openly gay athlete to compete in the NBA.