Mike Roe

Arts & Entertainment, LAist

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Los Angeles is the home of arts and entertainment. My job is to help you figure out what is worth your time, and introduce you to other talented Angelenos who make it happen. This is a space for the creative work you care about — or don’t know about yet.

Stories by Mike Roe

Audiobook acting: How they prepare, how a woman can be Edward from 'Twilight'

Most of the thousands of audiobooks recorded every year are read by literary character actors — you don't know their names, but you recognize their voices.

Percy Sledge's greatest legacy: 'When a Man Loves a Woman'

The R&B singer, who died Tuesday at 73, had 15 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but he's likely to be remembered by most fans for his 1966 hit.

New 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah isn't talking Twitter, is talking Ebola

In his first U.S. club dates since being named Jon Stewart's successor, the South African comedian stayed away from the controversy that got him in hot water.

New 'Ant-Man' trailer gets the Marvel tone right this time

Despite its original writer/director walking off the project, and a mediocre early teaser trailer, reaction to the new "Ant-Man" trailer has been positive all around.

DC Comics says 'bye to NYC, hello to Burbank; Marvel responds

Friday is officially DC Comics' last day in its historic homeland of New York City, moving closer to its bread and butter of movie and TV adaptations.

Live stream Coachella 2015 right here

If you didn't get tickets or are simply avoiding the sweaty desert temperatures, you can plunk yourself down here and watch everything live-streamed online.

Comic-Con teams with Lionsgate to launch new streaming service

They're building on the event that delivers a crowd of 130,000 to San Diego every summer — and the target audience that turns movies like "The Avengers" into huge hits.

Fox's 'Last Man On Earth' survives for a second season

Fox apocalypse sitcom "The Last Man On Earth" has been renewed for another season. It's arguable whether this is despite or because of the show's offbeat, dark premise.

'Strangers' wins the 2015 KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness!

This year's winner is a little... stranger. (Hint hint!) The third annual KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness is in the books, and this year's winner is "Strangers"!

WonderCon wrap-up: Convention moving to LA as female fandom grows

This year's WonderCon featured more female fans and previews of 'San Andreas' and 'Last Man on Earth.' Looking ahead, the pop culture convention moves to LA.

WonderCon Anaheim 2015: 7 things you absolutely shouldn't miss

For all the sad comic book and pop culture fans who weren't able to get tickets to San Diego Comic-Con, we've got good news: WonderCon. Here's what you need to know.

WWE looks to springboard from Wrestlemania 31 into new audiences

The promoters of male soap opera face a time of transition as they try to reach out to female fans and to hardcore fans, looking to take WWE to another level.

Gov. Brown announces mandatory statewide California water reductions

Brown issued an executive order to put in place California's first-ever mandatory statewide water reductions. He made the announcement as the state's snowpack hit a record low.

Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: The Finals — Strangers vs. Radiolab

In a stunning upset, Strangers took out Bracket Madness year 1 winner This American Life. Now they face year 2 winner Radiolab. Vote now and read the story thus far!

KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: Round 4 — Who makes the finals?

We're down to the final four. Here's what went down (who won in the battle between Serial and This American Life?!) and what's up next. Come vote!