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

Isla Vista shootings: What we know about alleged shooter Elliot Rodger

Elliot Rodger, who allegedly shot and killed six in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, left a large digital footprint, including a 140-page manifesto.

Edgar Wright quits 'Ant-Man'; here's what it would have looked like

Fan-favorite director Edgar Wright has dropped out of directing Marvel superhero movie "Ant-Man," set for next year. Here's video and imagery of what could have been.

'The Pete Holmes Show' canceled; watch 16 of the show's best sketches

TBS has canceled Los Angeles-based "The Pete Holmes Show" after two seasons. Here's a look at the show's funniest, most viral bits.

Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued in LA County

The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm and flash flooding warnings for parts of central Los Angeles County, including Palmdale.

California woman found 10 years after kidnapping

A woman who was 15 when she disappeared 10 years ago from her California home has contacted police and says she was held against her will for years.

JDate rebrands with help from a Los Angeles comedy writer

Jewish dating service JDate has new billboards targeted at millennials, with copy drawn from social media — including from one L.A. comedy writer.

New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' teasers tease another teaser

The first "Guardians" trailer showcased Marvel's spacefaring heroes' goofy side. The new teasers put the laughs away and focus on the "epic" in space epic.

#CapForStrat: The Avengers give a real dying man his last wish

The Avengers are teaming up to fight a formidable foe: Cancer. At least, one man's cancer, through the power of Marvel actors' selfies.

Weather: High in Los Angeles hits triple digits Thursday

The high heat and dry weather continues for another day in Southern California on Thursday. There's a predicted high in Los Angeles near 101 degrees.

New fires burn in Carlsbad, Anaheim, elsewhere

High temperatures have spawned several fires Wednesday, including six in the San Diego area, one in Mission Hills and others in Long Beach, Deer Springs and elsewhere.

LAPD names Ernest L. Allen Sr. as officer killed in Friday collision

Allen was off-duty and driving his own vehicle when he was hit by a cement truck while driving on Loma Lista Drive, according to the Department.

'The Fifth Beatle': Bringing the Beatles' manager's story to life

"The Fifth Beatle" is a lush graphic novel about Brian Epstein, who discovered the Beatles in a Liverpool basement. We talked to the writer about what Epstein's story means to him.

Census report: Commuters biking to work up 60 percent

In Los Angeles, the percentage who bike to work rose from 0.6 in 2000 to 1 percent in the more recent polling data.

Dustin Lance Black re-accepts PCC invitation after being uninvited

"Milk" screenwriter Black has accepted Pasadena City College's invitation to deliver this year's commencement address, after previously being uninvited and replaced.

LA filmmaker's 'Verbatim' makes an argument over a photocopier a hit

The short offers a comedic look at a real case where the witness chose to argue no, he didn't know what a "photocopying machine" was. The New York Times is making it a series.