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'The Man Behind the Clown' shows Jerry Lewis as more than a comic


French filmmaker, Gregory Monro, examined the comedian's career as a director, which Lewis believed he never received proper credit for.

Carlos Almaraz's art was steeped in the dualities of sexual and ethnic identity


A new exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art traces the painter's work from his civil rights activist days to a style that was deeply personal.

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials - Women's Gymnastics - Day 1

Ragan Smith rolls into her first national gymnastics title

Ragan Smith stepped into the spotlight for the first time in her career, claiming her first national title.

Comedian and telethon host Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died.

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Gregory was known for his sharp satire, political activism and health advocacy. He went on multiple hunger strikes to protest issues like the Vietnam War and police brutality.

You can now go to a gallery dedicated to OJ Simpson

25 years after the trial of O.J. Simpson, a brief exhibition explores the pop culture phenomenon through memorabilia.

Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors

On the same day the entire Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned, the President and first lady decided not to participate in this year's awards.

'Project Runway' grows new curves

The fashion reality show decided to change the bodies its designers make clothes for with models who range from size 2 to 22.

It's a total eclipse of the stomach: 2 recipes to brighten up your watch party

What do you do when we plunge into total darkness? Eat, drink and be merry! Eclipse pies, cocktails and more.

'Patti Cake$' director Geremy Jasper drew from his musical past to make his first movie

The former singer of the indie band The Fever talks about how he made the leap from struggling musician to full-fledged filmmaker.

50 songs for an eclipse: A KPCC playlist

If you're looking up on Monday and happen to notice a hole in the sun, don't be alarmed. It's supposed to be there. Here are some tunes to get you through the darkness.

Wanda Sykes brings same-sex parenting to Disney's ‘Doc McStuffins’

Comedian Wanda Sykes and Chris Nee, the creator of “Doc McStuffins,” discuss an episode of the Disney Jr. show that features same-sex parents.

Spotify makes an effort to strike 'hate music' from its platform

After Digital Music News wrote on "hate-music" groups on Spotify, the streaming service began to remove racist, violent music associated with alt-right movement.

'Gook' revisits the LA riots through a Korean-American lens

"When I told [my dad] that I wanted to make this film, he was really confused," says Chon. "He didn't understand why I wanted to revisit such a traumatic time."

7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Spectator sports have never been so fun. Things to see live in LA this weekend include a local music festival, spicy eating contests and a soapbox race.

With 'Lemon,' Brett Gelman & Janicza Bravo make art out of anxiety

The husband-and-wife duo Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman funneled anxiety, dread and discomfort into their feature film "Lemon."