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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 at several local comedy theaters. 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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What if "The Goonies" were in the Star Wars universe? That's the idea behind the new book "Star Wars: Join The Resistance" by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker.
The Los Angeles Rams are making changes to their uniforms, featuring a modern blue-and-white scheme. They asked fans to choose between two final designs, and the results are in.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a cease and desist letter Friday over a Yes On S political campaign mailer designed to look like a Sheriff's Department eviction notice.
The Oscars are this Sunday. It's the highlight of the film fan's calendar, and if you want to take your Academy Awards viewing experience to the next level, we have the tools for you.
Enrique Marquez Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring with San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook to provide material support to terrorists in 2011 and 2012.
Video games let players take on heroic identities while exploring fantastical worlds, and a small piece of that comes to life in Los Angeles this weekend.
Swimming areas in Long Beach's Alamitos Bay have been closed due to a sewage spill, according to a press release from the city of Long Beach. The spill was due to heavy rains in Los Angeles County's sewage lines.
The U.S. has taken in nearly 270,000 immigrants and refugees from the affected countries since 2007. California has accepted the most, by far, a total of 56,235.
The Riot L.A. comedy festival kicked off Thursday and continues through Sunday. It started several years ago as a small alternative comedy festival but has continued to grow year after year, with headliners this year including the legendary Mel Brooks, cult legend Dr. Katz and many more.
Comedy and pro wrestling may seem like unlikely friends, but there's a big crossover in their fanbases. That's evident in wrestling-themed comedy show the Comedy 'N Wrestling Connection in Silver Lake, hosted by comedian/actor/writer Matt McCarthy.
A series of three storms, the first arriving late Wednesday, is expected to drench Southern California — but one group that's welcomed California's recent wet weather is citrus growers.
Among other national monument expansions, President Barack Obama announced Thursday the addition of 6,230 acres to the California Coastal National Monument.
Another three-day weekend is here, so put it to good use! Fill up on yummy noodles, head over to a photography exhibit for a creative jolt and more.
A coalition of council members and public safety officials announced Wednesday they are requesting city staff draft a ballot measure on vacation rentals.
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is officially coming to Los Angeles. It was previously announced that it was down to L.A. and San Francisco for which city would land the museum.