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

See NASA's travel posters for planets in other solar systems

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a trio of faux travel posters for several "exoplanets" — planets outside our own solar system, orbiting different stars.

Late night hosts speak out about Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo

While some took a "the show must go on" approach, several late night hosts tried to grapple with the Paris attack and what it means for comedy.

'Serial' becomes a romantic comedy trailer

Los Angeles sketch comedians have taken the personal relationship of Sarah Koenig and Adnan Syed to another level with "Serial Dating," a fake rom-com trailer.

Coachella 2015 topped by AC/DC, Jack White and Drake

Coachella announced their 2015 lineup online Tuesday morning. This year's headliners are perhaps even a bit more eclectic than usual.

Marvel trolls fan with ant-sized 'Ant-Man' trailer

You're probably going to be hearing a lot about ants this year, as Marvel's promoting "Ant-Man." Their year-opening salvo: A not-quite-postage-stamp-sized teaser trailer.

Donna Douglas, aka 'Beverly Hillbillies'' Elly May Clampett, dies

Donna Douglas, who played "The Beverly Hillbillies'" Elly May Clampett and the woman under the bandages on the "Eye of the Beholder" episode of "The Twilight Zone," died New Year's Day.

Rose Parade 2015: First campers, decorators brave wind and cold

At least one group of float decorators had to call it quits early Tuesday night as high winds made it tough to work. Meanwhile, the first campers staked their claims for prime parade viewing.

'Gilmore Girls' patriarch Edward Herrmann dies

Edward Herrmann, perhaps best known as grandfather Richard Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls," has died. He was 71 and died in a New York hospital following a fight with brain cancer.

New Year's Eve: Netflix helps parents trick kids into sleeping early

Netflix announced a New Year's Eve special for kids, designed to let parents give their kids an early countdown. If they're up late, watch a live stream of Times Square right here.

Man charged after allegedly shooting at LAPD patrol car

A man who allegedly shot at an LAPD patrol car during gang retaliation has been charged, according to a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office press release.

Former Pasadena official arrested for alleged embezzlement

A former Pasadena city official and two of his friends have been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $6 million, according to the L.A. County DA's Office.

Darlene Love's last Letterman 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

Darlene Love sang "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home" for David Letterman one last time Friday night. She has sung on Letterman's late night shows since 1986.

Sony hack: Obama pledges proportional response; insiders speak out

Employees at Sony learned they'd been victims of a massive hacking operation and the news keeps getting worse. One employee tells KPCC, "We've been outsmarted at every move."

Stevie Wonder to play 'Songs in the Key of Life' at benefit

Stevie Wonder is set to play his 19th annual House Full of Toys benefit concert this Saturday, and it includes him playing the entirety of his classic 1976 album.

Da Vinci Apartment Complex fire was arson, investigators say

The huge fire at the under construction Da Vinci Apartment Complex in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 8 was the result of arson, according to the LAFD and ATF.