Arts & Entertainment

'James Cameron's Titanic': The unauthorized comedy version of a classic

The 1997 film "Titanic" is a beloved tearfest — but what if it wasn't? "James Cameron's Titanic" offers a different point of view on the events of the movie, written as a comedy.

Reza Aslan explores fringe religions with 'Believer'

The religious scholar's new CNN docu-series seeks to understand fringe religions around the world.

Walt Disney gets the Philip Glass opera treatment in 'The Perfect American'

Despite being commissioned for New York City Opera in 2008, the work is just having its U.S. premiere by Long Beach Opera.

Mohsen Namjoo's music embraces the divide between Iran and the West

Rock music was outlawed after Iran's 1979 revolution. But the Iranian musician is discovering his voice at the crossroads of rock and traditional Persian music.

How Alvin Ailey's 'superheroes of dance' are advancing social justice

Choreographer Hope Boykin's latest work for the Alvin Ailey company is inspired by the orations of Martin Luther King.

SxSW tries to reassure artists over 'deportation' clause in contracts

The festival says next year it will remove language that allows organizers to notify immigration authorities if a foreign band violates the contract.

Exclusive first look at JANM's 'New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei'

The Japanese American National Museum backed up a couple of trucks to George Takei's house, accepting the donation of his vast personal archive. The new exhibit — "New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei" — opens Sunday.

6 things to do this weekend — mostly outdoors

Looks like the heat is here to stay for a while — so lather on that SPF and take advantage at an outdoor color festival, a kite-flying jamboree or a book fiesta in the park.

'To Be Takei' director Jennifer Kroot says George does it for his dad

"Seeing what his father went through... he doesn't take that lightly... That's behind everything he does."

Can you name 5 women artists off the top of your head?

A social media campaign called #5WomenArtists, by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., highlights the "sins of omission" that have plagued the art world's recognition of women artists.

Exclusive: Hollywood companies agree to talk gender inclusion with ReFrame

Can this initiative really change the way that Hollywood goes about approving projects and hiring people so that more women are included? Industry leaders Cathy Schulman and Keri Putnam are hopeful that it can make a real difference.

'Join The Resistance': The Star Wars book that's also a variety show

What if "The Goonies" were in the Star Wars universe? That's the idea behind the new book "Star Wars: Join The Resistance" by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker.

Samurai Jack is back, so we go in-depth with animator Genndy Tartakovsky

A noble, handsome warrior trying to save the world and get back home. An ugly evil demon who thwarts him every time. This was the simple premise of "Samurai Jack," which ran four seasons on Cartoon Network starting in 2001, and returns for one more season this weekend.

From 1942 to 1978 to 2017: The politics of 'Zoot Suit'

Writer-director Luis Valdez, Center Theatre Group artistic director Michael Ritchie, actress Rose Portillo and historian Tomás Summers Sandoval discuss the revival of "Zoot Suit" and the play's modern-day resonance.

How is the Trump Era transforming late-night TV?

Late-night TV hosts are defining their shows by how deep they're willing to delve into politics and how critical they are of the Trump Administration.

Timothy Olyphant might just be the luckiest guy in Hollywood

After getting a fine arts degree from USC, Olyphant moved to New York on a hunch to pursue acting and has been working ever since.