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

PaleyFest LA: TV fans get face time with their favorites

The chance to get up close with the creators and stars of your favorite shows kicks off Friday night as hordes of TV fans descend on Hollywood's Dolby Theatre for a "The Walking Dead" screening and panel.

'James Cameron's Titanic': The unauthorized comedy version of a classic

The 1997 film "Titanic" is a beloved tearfest — but what if it wasn't? "James Cameron's Titanic" offers a different point of view on the events of the movie, written as a comedy.

'Join The Resistance': The Star Wars book that's also a variety show

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.

LA Rams tap fans to choose final uniform design

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.

LA Sheriff's sends cease and desist over 'eviction notice' mailer

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.

Oscars 2017: Printable Oscars ballots and bingo cards

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.

San Bernardino shooting: Enrique Marquez Jr. agrees to guilty plea

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.

Zelda escape game brings 'Triforce' to LA

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.

LA County sewage spill closes Long Beach swimming areas

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.

California tops busiest year for refugees targeted in immigration ban

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.

Riot LA comedy festival tries keeping it intimate as it triples in size

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.

Pro wrestling meets comedy at Matt McCarthy's Silver Lake show

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.

Citrus industry encouraged by California's wet weather

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.

Obama announces California Coastal National Monument expansion

Among other national monument expansions, President Barack Obama announced Thursday the addition of 6,230 acres to the California Coastal National Monument.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

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.