Arts & Entertainment

A scene from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 takes place in the fictional capital city Panem, which was filmed in Berlin.

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With rich history and tax breaks, Berlin lures Hollywood filmmakers

Berlin is a favorite among Hollywood's top directors and actors. In the past year, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,""Homeland"and "Bridge of Spies" were all shot on location in the German capital.

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5 Every Week: Big sandwiches, big pipe organs, float in alone in the dark

Behold: five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to anything else from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

The next time a cooking disaster strikes, remember: It happens to the best of us.

Kitchen disasters: Top chefs recall dinner gone wrong

Burned the turkey? You're in good company. Even accomplished chefs have suffered unsalvageable meal messes. Ruth Reichl, Jaques Pepin and Pati Jinich share their stories.

Wondering what to do after Thanksgiving? We have 5 suggestions

Sure, you can go shopping, watch a game, or go ham on some leftover turkey. But ask any local: Los Angeles — world class city that it is — offers much, much more.

Actor Paul Walker's father sues Porsche over fatal crash

The lawsuit claims the Porsche Carrera GT that Walker was riding lacked safety features that could have prevented the actor's death.

Eddie Redmayne takes a leap with his role in 'The Danish Girl'

The actor plays Einar Wegener, who gets gender reassignment surgery and becomes Lili Elbe in the film, "The Danish Girl."

Green bean casserole: The Thanksgiving staple we love — or loathe

The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.

'Hunger Games' producer Nina Jacobson has a rare perch in Hollywood

As a successful producer and former studio executive, Nina Jacobson is out to debunk longstanding assumptions about women in the film industry.

Pixar's Ed Catmull says innovation and community is key to studio's success

The pioneering computer scientist helped build Pixar into the empire it is today, but he understands the need to constantly innovate.

'Carol' tops Spirit Awards nominees

The romantic drama set in the 1950s leads the pack with six nominations followed by Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight, which each received five nods.

Thanksgiving 2015: Where to feast in SoCal (and other festive events)

Thanksgiving by the beach? How about a turkey dinner and a comedy show? Here's a list of where to eat and what to do on Thanksgiving.

'The Hunting Ground' and the axis of journalism and advocacy

Simon Kilmurry, executive director of the International Documentary Association, says documentaries have an "obligation to be accurate and as truthful" as they can be.

How director Ryan Coogler went from 'Fruitvale Station' to 'Creed'

The "Rocky" movies have united three generations of 'Creed' director Ryan Coogler's family, who watched them for inspiration during their own struggles.

'Toy Story' at 20: How Pixar gambled on computer animation and changed movie history

Pixar was the first studio to release a computer-animated feature. The company's commitment to storytelling is key to its success.

A club owner considers LA nightlife after the Paris attacks

Mitch Edelson, whose family owns several nightclubs in L.A., talks about how their venues will handle security in the wake of the terrorist episode at a concert venue in France.

The origin story of SNL's edgy rival, 'MADtv' (part 2)

Every year that "MADtv" was on air, it was on the verge of being canceled. The cast felt overlooked by Fox, but that gave them a lot of creative freedom.