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

'Make It Quick' bandit robs same bank for a 4th time

The Make It Quick bandit robbed a U.S. Bank branch in San Pedro — for the fourth time. It's his 12th robbery since 2009.

QUIZ: Government shutdown rumor control: True or false?

With the government shutdown in effect, there are rumors and questions left in the public's mind about how the shutdown will affect them. How much do you know?

VIDEO: Zach Galifianakis vs. Justin Bieber on 'Between Two Ferns'

“It’s really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown.” So begins comedian Zach Galifianakis’s interview with Justin Bieber.

Gov. Brown signs California coastal conservation tax bill

Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he'd signed a bill to add a checkbox on California state income returns to give charitable contributions to costal conservation efforts.

Tour bus crash in San Diego County injures 8

For the third time in less than a month, a tour bus heading to a Southern California casino has crashed.

Emmys 2013 Poll: Vote for your favorites in 11 categories

Which shows make you catch your breath or laugh until various body parts hurt? Share who you'd like to win in 11 of the Emmys' major categories.

5 years later: A timeline of key events in the Great Recession

This week marks the collapse of the once-mighty Lehman Brothers, a landmark moment that marked the start of the Great Recession. Take a look back at some of the moments that affected the world and hit home right here in Southern California.

Patrick Stewart follows up viral video with marriage

Sir Patrick Stewart, he of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “X-Men” fame, announced on Twitter that he had decided to "make it so," marrying fiancee Sunny Ozell.

Iconic Volkswagen bus being retired thanks to new safety laws

The Volkswagen Transporter 2, better known as the VW bus — that iconic vehicle of hippie culture and the Venice Beach lifestyle — is officially being retired.

VIDEO: The Pixies play surprise show ahead of 4 more LA nights

Legendary alt-rock band the Pixies played a surprise show with a new line-up Friday night at the Echo, ahead of a world tour.

VIDEO: Answering Ylvis's 'The Fox': What DOES a fox sound like?

The new song “The Fox” by Ylvis has quickly become a viral sensation. But wait, what noise DOES a fox actually make? And which foxes are in Southern California?

PETA wants LA Unified kids to do virtual dissections on iPads

Now that LAUSD is buying iPads for students, animal rights group PETA is offering the district a free app to simulate dissections instead of dissecting real animals.

Woman suing LAPD after fall from moving patrol car

A woman says officers arrested her on suspicion of public intoxication but didn't secure her with a seat belt. She sustained critical injuries when she fell out. Read the lawsuit here.

Man sought in 210 Freeway death case turns himself in

A man suspected of driving a car that a woman jumped or was pushed from before she was struck and killed on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar has turned himself in to police.

VIDEO: Dave Chappelle walks off stage 2 weeks before SoCal show

Comedian Dave Chappelle walked off stage at a show in Connecticut after a few jokes, thanks to a rowdy crowd, just two weeks before he’s scheduled to appear in Irvine.