Arts & Entertainment

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the fight over 'Nina Simone's Face'

Many people have decried the casting of Zoe Saldana in upcoming biopic Nina, but Ta-Nehisi Coates digs deep into why this choice struck a nerve.

How HAELOS went from being unknown to playing Coachella

The trio's hit song "Dust" went viral in October 2014. The band is now on tour, playing festivals around the world, and just released its new album "Full Circle."

'Midnight Special' director Jeff Nichols: 'If you don't like something in this film, it's my fault'

The writer/director discusses his creative process on "Midnight Special," how fatherhood influenced the story and why having final cut is non-negotiable.

Jerrod Carmichael's sitcom finds the funny in the serious

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael's show tackles serious topics such as gender identity, police brutality and Bill Cosby, all in front of a real-life audience.

Police drummer Stewart Copeland performs live score to 'Ben-Hur'

Stewart Copeland uses trash cans and other untraditional instruments to amp up the action for the 1925 silent classic.

Broad Museum will charge for some exhibits

Starting June 11, visitors will have to shell out $12 to see the museum’s first special exhibit, photographer Cindy Sherman’s "Imitation of Life."

SeaWorld will end its Orca captivity program

The ocean animal park is throwing its killer whale breeding program overboard to, in the words of their CEO, "take a new direction."

How the paparazzi fooled Frank Sinatra at his Palm Springs wedding

Which is more of a Palm Springs legend: The 90-year-old Ingleside Inn or Mel Haber, its 79-year-old proprietor? Both have stories to tell — including one about the Chairman of the Board.

Weekend Events: 9 fun and almost-free things to do

You must've found a four-leaf clover because your weekend is looking lucky with St. Paddy's Day festivities, vegan food and "krazy krafts."

Fabio is now an American citizen

Turn down the lights and light some celebratory candles — male model/butter-substitute spokesperson Fabio became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in downtown L.A.

Asian American filmmakers react to Academy's plans to expand membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a range of leadership appointments to its board of governors and to its various branches. The moves are a response to months of criticism over how to expand the ranks of its membership.

Sinatra Family: Frank Sinatra Jr. has died

The Sinatra family said in a statement that Sinatra died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Composer Laura Karpman's quest to get more women in the scoring stage

Women comprised just 1 percent of all composers working on the top 250 films of 2014, but if composer Laura Karpman has her way, that's about to change.

WonderCon, Comic-Con's 'little brother,' comes to LA for the first time

Mike Roe gives us the "Roedown" on all you need to know about WonderCon, March 25-27 — and how some think it's an audition for L.A. to woo San Diego Comic-Con.

DIY film series: Nick Cage before he got 'Left Behind'

Mention the name Nick Cage to anybody under 35, and you’ll probably get a smirk. But he used to be a good actor, and I’ve got three films you’ve got to see if you want to understand why us older people cut him slack.

'Offensive’ Oscar jokes mobilize Asian Americans in Hollywood

Ang Lee, Sandra Oh and George Takei are among the signatories protesting “tone-deaf” jokes about Asians at this year’s Oscars.