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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.
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Nominees include "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
The singer is under investigation in an egg-throwing incident targeting a neighbor's home. Deputies found a drug in Bieber's residence and arrested Lil Za.
Egging houses has long been a rite of passage for many young people, but egging can come at a cost, especially in a ritzy neighborhood.
Key events connected to the Northridge Earthquake and its aftermath in the days, weeks, months and years following the devastating natural disaster.
Embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his plans to retire at the end of the month at a press conference Tuesday morning.
There was a death on the Metro Gold Line Saturday afternoon in South Pasadena. An eyewitness said that the man was moving slowly
Airlines at LAX are reporting cancellations of a total of 35 flights through midnight Friday related to the storm system affecting the Northeastern United States.
A 3.1 earthquake hit Los Angeles's Westside late Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's website.
The settlement ends a lawsuit brought by the city of L.A. Beverly Hospital will also update its policies and procedures, and provide its staff with more training.
Roger Rodas, who was driving at the time, lost control "for unknown reasons" leading to the fatal crash that killed the pair, according to the report.
One of the first major projects to test the big-time capacity of crowdfunding for films, "Veronica Mars" has released its trailer.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig was arrested Saturday morning for reckless driving. Puig was allegedly driving 110 miles per hour down "Alligator Alley."
A horse ran loose on a back trail at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Saturday, NBC4 reports, leaving three adults and three minors with minor injuries.
LaBeouf's short was made widely available Monday and was apparently plagiarized. Now Daniel Clowes, the comic creator at the center of the scandal, is mulling his legal options.
It's time again for that annual Christmas subculture event, SantaCon. Men and women dress up as Santas and Santaettes en masse. Follow SantaCon tweets here.