Popular now on KPCC
Arts & Entertainment, LAist
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
Comic books have their own version of the Oscars — the Eisners. Find out what some of the nominees have to say about their work.
This is the second producer change since the show began, both due to features. Drew Goddard left for a Spider-Man movie and Steven DeKnight for an unannounced project.
Two casting directors explain how they chose the stars for "Man of Steel," "Hairspray," "Wonder Woman," "Cloud Atlas," "Game Change" and more.
This is your rundown of what to watch out for and the background behind everything in the new movie. We're still saving the biggest reveals for you to discover in theaters.
Speaking at an annual film industry convention, the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America introduced a website where consumers can access content legally.
The move shows Marvel Studios standing behind Nicole Perlman, who was embroiled in a dispute over credits for the "Guardians" script with director James Gunn.
The president of the National Association of Theatre Owners is presiding at a time when theater owners want more women, more minorities and more family films.
Tame Impala, brainchild of Australian musician Kevin Parker, just played Coachella. Parker told the Frame how the band is moving from in-your-face to in-your-heart.
A low-res, subtitled version of the "Batman v Superman" trailer was leaked, so Warner Bros. responded by releasing its official teaser a few days early.
Kyle Kinane has had a wild life, which has served as grist for his widely acclaimed comedy. His new album is titled, "I Liked His Old Stuff Better."
Dominic Cooper has appeared in both the Marvel movies and on "Agent Carter" as Howard Stark, but now he's got a new role for the competition at DC.
The Peabodys are considered the Pulitzer Prize for broadcasters. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans was on this year's jury and he told The Frame about the selection process.
WikiLeaks has posted a searchable database of the Sony documents that were previously leaked in a hack the White House tied to North Korea over the movie "The Interview."
The new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer is out, featuring members from the original cast and a smashed Darth Vader mask. Watch it here, along with more livestreaming from Star Wars Celebration.
The museum will relocate from its longtime home with hopes that it can return when the site is redeveloped as part of the Metro Expo Line extension.