The show has a new host and a new home. On Saturdays and Sundays, Arun Rath will be broadcasting from NPR West in Culver City, Calif. Veteran NPR reporters give the new host a rundown of what to expect out West, and a flavor of how All Things Considered's national coverage can have a fresh perspective.
The iconic Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood reopens to the public this weekend after a four-month renovation. The venue now holds one of the nation's largest IMAX screens. And it has a new name, after a purchase from Chinese TV maker TCL.
The first time nature writer Jackson Landers spotted a black widow spider on his front porch, he was transfixed. He grew curious about the spiders and kept one for months as a pet. One day, he got bit.
Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt appeared at three Los Angeles library branches Saturday to read aloud from Herman Melville's Moby Dick and discuss its complexities with audience members. Host Arun Rath talks to Oswalt about his obsession with the white whale.
West Hollywood's Sunset Strip used to be the home of the city's hottest music venues — places that launched the careers of everyone from The Doors to Jane's Addiction — but has lost a lot of its influence over the years. NPR's Arun Rath visits the Strip with L.A. Times writer August Brown.