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Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

This weekend, we're mingling with authors at the L.A. Art Book Fair, cycling a bowling alley bike crawl and brunching on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Watch 'Walking Dead' composer Bear McCreary rock out, pirate-style

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McCreary talks about the current landscape of music on television, cutting his teeth on "Battlestar Galactica" and the enjoyable restrictions of working on a period piece.

The stars of Parenthood include, left to right, Erika Christensen Peter Krause, Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson, Lauren Graham and Dax Shepard.

NBC's 'Parenthood' ends as a family drama built on small moments

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show is a rare gem; a family drama centered on the small, emotional moments between relatives.

RIP Vidiots, which gave me my real film education

At Vidiots there was no shame in loving a slapstick fart comedy as much as you loved a French existential drama.

Regardless of allegations, some venues must host Bill Cosby

Cosby's tour was booked before sexual assault allegations surfaced. Many of the venues had rented their facilities, meaning only Cosby's camp could cancel or postpone.

If you've gotta reboot 'Ghostbusters,' at least do it with this cast

The announcement of the new "Ghostbusters" cast went over like... well, gangbusters.

Sundance 2015: Why 'Me & Earl' director dedicated the film to his late father

Alfonso Gómez-Rejón found comfort in the story that reflected his own process of dealing with an emotional loss.

Creator Simon Donald aims to wow audiences with "Fortitude"

The series is set in a small Arctic town in the middle of nowhere, which proved to be the perfect setting for this new epic television show on Pivot.

Super Bowl ads preview: 1st time, veterans take a gamble

There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000, before the economy fell into what would be the first of two recessions since.

LA jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled for the 71-year-old performer in his action against his ex-manager Gerald Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and Even St. Productions Ltd.

Jamie Cullum made the album he wanted to make: 'loose and very dirty'

The British singer is only 35, but he’s already the best selling jazz artist in the history of the U.K. His new album, “Interlude,” is a throwback to the way albums were once made.

'Going Clear': Alex Gibney welcomes Scientology's backlash to his documentary

The director of the documentary, based on Lawrence Wright's exhaustive book on the controversial church, told The Frame that the church's critical ads are "great publicity."

Tony Hale's 'Next Big Thing' is a children's book

The actor says he learned to be in the moment when his daughter came along, which inspired him to write the children's book, "Archibald's Next Big Thing"

See one of the "greatest marine painters" at Pasadena Museum of California Art

Armin Hansen was one of greatest marine painters ever born in this state. His portrayals of the men who worked on the oceans off Monterey that brought him lasting fame.

Sundance 2015: Media outlets wrongly report record-breaking deal

As sometimes happens around secret negotiations, the $12 million figure was nearly three times the actual sales price for the drama, "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

At Sundance, sexual themes take center stage, even in comedies

At this year's festival, filmmakers are showing sex in any way they can think of. Festival director John Cooper says it’s been a growing movement.