Arts & Entertainment

FX CEO John Landgraf says there's anxiety in the TV business

John Landgraf, the CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions sparked a debate earlier this year when he said "there is simply too much television.” He stands by his statement.

Filmweek Marquee: ‘Sicario,’ ‘Everest,’ ‘Black Mass’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Henry Sheehan review this week’s new releases including “Sicario,” “Everest,” “Black Mass” and more: TGI-Filmweek!

Mets beat sleeping Dodgers 3-2 to reach NLCS

Daniel Murphy stole an uncovered third base and went on to score the tying run, then hit a go-ahead homer off Zack Greinke to lead the New York Mets over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Thursday night.

Free weekend? 9 fun and almost free things to do

So much to do. So little time. Go on and get out there before the next heat wave strikes.

'Bitch Planet' writer Kelly Sue DeConnick gives tips for breaking into comics

DeConnick, who revamped the Captain Marvel series, has succeeded with the biggest comic book publishers and with indie imprints that provide more freedom.

Colin Hanks' documentary tells the story of the iconic Tower Records

The actor makes his directorial debut with "All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records."

Politicon brings out political junkies, journalists and jokesters

The first-ever Politicon in Los Angeles included a competition for political comedians to showcase their material as election season heats up.

'America's Next Top Model' leaving the runway in December

The series will wrap in December with the current season's finale. In a statement Wednesday, network President Mark Pedowitz called the series "a global pop culture phenomenon."

Toronto Blue Jays beat Texas Rangers 6-3 to win wild Game 5

The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched their first trip to the American League Championship Series since 1993, overcoming one of the most bizarre plays in playoff history.

Lamar Odom's spiral leaves ex-NBA star fighting for his life

Cut loose by his beloved L.A. Lakers, followed everywhere by reality TV crews, the humble kid who married into the Kardashian clan saw his life spiral out of control.

Cary Fukunaga had a beast of a time shooting 'Beasts of No Nation'

The director spent nine years getting the film made, and coping with malaria, injuries on set and extreme weather couldn't stop him from finishing it.

Finalists unveiled for this year's National Book Awards

Lauren Groff, Terrance Hayes, Sally Mann and Ta-Nehisi Coates are among the 20 writers still in the running for the prestigious literary prize. Soon, that number will be whittled to just four winners.

Former NBA star Odom found unconscious at Nevada brothel

The former Los Angeles Laker and member-by-marriage of the Kardashian family was in a Las Vegas hospital Tuesday night and there was no immediate word on his condition, officials said.

Can these movies start a conversation around women's rights?

As Hollywood faces issues around equality and opportunity behind the camera, three films tell stories of women and girls striving for equality and opportunity.

Kurt Vile wants the music to speak for itself on his new album of chilled-out folk

The singer-songwriter, who just released his sixth studio album, talks about his love for the banjo and why he wants the music to speak for itself.

Jennifer Lawrence on wage gap: 'I failed as a negotiator'

In the thoughtful essay, Lawrence wonders if she's wasted her time trying to be likable while her male counterparts are commended for being fierce.