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

Los Angeles's unofficial poet laureate Wanda Coleman dies, 67

Her work focused on racism, as well as life below the poverty line in Los Angeles, California and throughout the southwest. She was born and raised in Watts.

Video: All the celebs in Pharrell's 24-hour music video 'Happy'

The guest spots aren’t limited to Pharrell himself; here’s where you can find all of the celebrity drop-ins for the epic Los Angeles-based video.

'Doctor Who' at 50: A newbie's guide to the hit sci-fi series (FAQ)

“Doctor Who" celebrates its 50th anniversary this Saturday with a new special: “The Day of the Doctor." Don’t know the Doctor? We've got everything you need to know.

Chino police to start using on-body cameras by end of year

The Chino City Council unanimously approved the purchase of 100 on-body video cameras Tuesday night for use by Chino police officers. The price tag: $295,825.

Video: Channel guide to Bob Dylan's interactive viral video

The "Like A Rolling Stone" interactive video lets you flip between 16 channels, with both real TV stars and fake ones doing Dylan. Follow along with our complete channel listing here.

Watch the 'Gravity' spinoff short film that could win an Oscar

A short film showing the other side of a conversation from "Gravity" was set for the Blu-ray, but now it's been submitted for Oscar consideration. Watch it here.

LAPD releases sketch of possible Joseph Gatto killing suspect

The L.A. Police Department released a sketch Tuesday of a suspect possibly associated with the killing of Joseph Gatto, father of California Assemblyman Mike Gatto.

UCLA football's Torian White arrested on suspicion of sex assault

"Torian has been suspended from the team indefinitely while the legal process and student discipline process run their course," football coach Jim Mora said in a statement.

JP Morgan Chase, government reach $13 billion settlement

JP Morgan Chase & Co. reached a record $13 billion settlement Tuesday with state and federal agencies, including almost $300 million for California.

Mark Lacter, LA business reporter and KPCC contributor, dies

Mark Lacter, KPCC contributor and the author of business blog LA Biz Observed, has passed away. He was 59. Lacter died after suffering a stroke Wednesday.

FXX cancels late night's ‘Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’

Produced by Chris Rock, the show received strong ratings when it debuted on FX, but its success didn’t carry over to FXX. Watch clips from the show here.

Former Moreno Valley Councilman Co pleads not guilty to fraud

Co allegedly improperly collected money for in-home care for his mother from a state program. The charges led to his resignation in August.

Lawmakers remove Ron Calderon from committees (updated)

California's Senate Rules Committee acted amid a federal investigation. On Wednesday, a group of elected officials from Southeast L.A. will call for Calderon's resignation.

Alleged LAX gunman Paul Ciancia's condition upgraded to fair

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that its last patient from the Nov. 1 attack has been upgraded from critical to fair.

DC Comics joins efforts to turn Make-A-Wish kid into Batman

A 5-year-old fought leukemia, won, and now he wants to be Batman. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and DC Comics said "Hey, why not?"