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Mike Roe is the arts & entertainment editor for LAist, as well as being part of KPCC's broader coverage online and on air. He's covered events like Comic-Con and E3, as well as breaking news, from fires to shootings. He was nominated for a National Entertainment Journalism award for his pop culture coverage and created KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness, which received national attention.
When he's not covering the waterfront for LAist/KPCC, Mike writes TV drama scripts with his wife Kristiana; his writing has been honored in several contests. He also writes and performs sketch comedy. He's studied sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the Pack Theater, and elsewhere.
Mike began his broadcast career at his high school radio station in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, then interned in commercial radio and public television. He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and also spent time studying communications, music, and religion.
Stories by Mike Roe
Colbert is re-emerging and making a series of announcements about his version of "The Late Show."
Young A-list female stars like Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence are part of a trend pushing out actresses in their thirties and presenting unrealistic relationships.
The artistic director of the L.A. Philharmonic talked with us about why he chose to stay in L.A. over New York or Berlin, and how classical can reach younger, less white, less rich audiences.
Feig tells us how he makes movies like "Bridesmaids," the new "Spy" and the upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters," how he got into and out of movie directing jail and shares his creative process.
"Aloha" has been hammered by critics — it's at 14 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, they're giving away the movie's first eight minutes online to try luring in fans.
One-man show "Satchmo at the Waldorf" stars John Douglas Thomas as jazz great Louis Armstrong, reflecting on his career months before he died in 1971.
"Creativity is anytime we take the world and, with our own hands, we make a change in it," Glass says. He continues to work hard, as always — he had day jobs until he was 42.
In part one of our conversation with women filmmakers we discussed specific instances of gender bias the women faced. Now we talk possible solutions.
While the women-directed "Pitch Perfect 2" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" are hits, we talk with the women behind movies like "Twilight" and "Crash" about facing bias even after success.
We’re sending Dave off with smaller moments that made his show so special, from a stand-up who got bumped to a letter that shouldn't have gone to Nic Cage.
G. Willow Wilson is a Muslim woman who's also writing top books at Marvel Comics, creating both their first lead Muslim superhero and writing the new all-female Avengers, A-Force.
"We wanted to make it the last real action film, and to do the stunts as real as possible. And so we designed all of that into the vehicles as we went."
"It used to be, when we would go to war with a country, we'd actually go to the country," writer and director Andrew Niccol says. "That doesn't happen anymore.
B.B. King has passed away at 89 years old. Robert Cray, who played with him, explains what he did to make Eric Clapton ask, "What are we going to do now, Robert?"
Jon Stewart thanked Letterman for telling him "Do not confuse cancelation with failure," while Tom Waits dedicated a new song to Dave: "Take One Last Look." Watch both here.