Arts & Entertainment

Simon Pegg in 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'

British actor Simon Pegg has had the chance to take on some pretty fun roles. He’s battled zombies in Shaun of the Dead. He’s taken on the role of Scotty in the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek. And he plays an Impossible Missions Force technician alongside Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible film series.

'Red Band Society' ads pulled from LA buses amid sexism, racism complaints

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pulling ads for the Fox television show "Red Band Society" from nearly 200 buses amid complaints they are racist and offensive to women.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We all deserve a break after sweating ourselves through this near-awful workweek. Gear up for cat videos, seasonal craft beer and sushi burritos.

Tintin on acid: Charles Burns ends dark trilogy with 'Sugar Skull'

An interview about his new graphic novel in which Charles Burns says, "...my sweltering, swelling, itching brain ... hasn't changed at all."

X-Men franchise's Deadpool finally gets his own movie in 2016

If you like fourth-wall breaking, second-person addresses, you may be in the target audience for the long-in-development "Deadpool," which Fox has announced for February 2016.

'Justice League' webseries brings back iconic producer Bruce Timm

The man behind "Batman: The Animated Series" is providing a darker take on the Justice League in "Justice League: Gods and Monsters," coming to Machinima.

Jason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards

Isbell won artist, album and song of the year during the 13th annual awards show Wednesday night at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

2014 Americana Music Awards with Loretta Lynn, Patty Griffin, more

The 2014 Americana Music Awards are Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern. You can watch the full show live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. here.

Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled

Directors Guild President Paris Barclay said it can be "shockingly difficult" to persuade those who control industry hiring to make even small improvements.

'NBA 2K15' puts your face on the player with latest 3-D face mapping

The process uses the camera for either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game consoles to create faces for wannabe Kobe Bryants and Kevin Durants.

'Breaking Bad' fans get their fix in Spanish

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

The auction house Profiles in History says it estimates the original Harley-Davidson ridden by Peter Fonda in the film will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at its Oct. 18 sale.

Artist Alan Wolfson's exquisite miniature towns

“What I’m trying to do is, I’m trying to give you scenery, lighting and enough props so you can come up with your own narrative… so you can put on your own show.”

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jackson Browne and Jessie J

Shirley Halperin is back for another installment of Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week she has new music from Jackson Browne and Jessie J.

How a conflict photographer documented a war against zombies

Ashley Gilbertson has been embedded as a photographer in conflict zones around the world, but for his latest assignment, he embedded himself in... a video game.

Rapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71

Lynn was featured at the end of many of Common's albums, reciting poignant and sometimes regretful poems based on his own experiences.