Arts & Entertainment

Golden Globes: Hope, Trump upstage 'La La Land's' moment in the sun

The night was notable for the widespread diversity of its winners and the eloquence of honoree Meryl Streep, who knocked the president-elect for his use of power and rank.

Golden Globes 2017: See the full list of winners

"La La Land" set a Golden Globe record with seven wins, including best picture in the comedy or musical category. It's now likely a front-runner in the Oscars race.

Prolific author and jazz writer Nat Hentoff dies at 91

The First Amendment champion and lifelong jazz enthusiast authored dozens of books and regularly contributed to several newspapers, in a writing career spanning more than six decades.

Renowned Indian actor Om Puri dies at 66

Puri began acting in Indian art house cinema in the 1970s and soon branched into British and American films, including "Gandhi" in 1982 and "Charlie Wilson's War" in 2007.

Songwriters Pasek and Paul: 'It's an exciting time' for musicals

Justin Paul and Benj Pasek wrote the song lyrics for "La La Land" and the songs for the current Broadway hit musical, "Dear Evan Hansen."

TV trends from the buzziest tech trade show of the year

Entertainment reporter Lucas Shaw shares three big trends from the Consumer Electronics Show, where companies like Amazon and Hulu demo new products and services.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The new year is in full swing (so is the weekend!) and it's time to attempt something new — whether it's trying your hand at standup comedy or braving a Metro ride in your underwear. Your choice.

2017 just started, but these shows already have buzz

A report on the state of television in early 2017. What is there to look forward to? What's coming to an end? What are the latest trends?

'Bright Lights' director: 'We wanted to make a love story about a mother and daughter'

Filmmakers Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom were invited by Carrie Fisher to chronicle her mother’s indomitable pursuit of performing.

'Breaking News': Art confronts media failings at Getty

"Breaking News" at the Getty shows, relentlessly, how easily and often newspeople fail in the simple, but immense task of conveying what is actually going on in the world.

'Hidden Figures' scribe is used to being the only woman in the room

Screenwriter Allison Schroeder is used to being the only woman at the table, but she's working to get more women "in the room where it happens" in Hollywood.

'A Monster Calls' uses fantastical elements to tell a dark coming-of-age tale

Director J.A. Bayona says: "The story was written for kids. It's about their world ... and the movie talks about it in a very accessible way, using fantasy."

How Clay Tarver balances writing, rocking and parenting

Tarver is a writer and co-executive producer for the HBO series, “Silicon Valley.” But he recently revived another part of his creative life — the rock group, Chavez.

#OscarsSoWhite is definitely not canceled

Writer and activist April Reign is the creator of #OscarsSoWhite. Despite what you may have read, she says, the hashtag is just as relevant in 2017.

'Elote is just corn on the cob, you hipster gabacho!' ... and 9 other Mexican foods to stop festishizing

From tacos to avocados, the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano starts 2017 with ten Mexican dishes that need a moratorium in the hands of hipster chefs.

George Lucas museum cliffhanger: LA or San Francisco?

For nearly a decade, the filmmaker has tried to build a museum to house an extensive personal collection, but legal entanglements and other complications have thwarted his efforts.