Arts & Entertainment

With 'The House,' Andrew Jay Cohen makes the leap from comedy writer to director

After cutting his teeth working with Judd Apatow and Adam McKay, Andrew Jay Cohen makes his directorial debut in a comedy gangster movie starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler and Jason Mantzoukas.

7 things to do in SoCal ahead of July 4th

Whether you want a traditional 4th of July celebration or a laid-back weekend, we've got options — a corgi art show, a BBQ blowout, wine tasting, a nighttime festival and more.

‘The Idea of You’ is a steamy beach read with substance

"The Idea of You" explores how female sexuality can become marginalized with age through the story of Solene Marchand and her love affair with a famous younger man.

The Bachelorette: Is the show’s racial conversation crossing a line?

After 14 years as a ratings juggernaut, the reality TV franchise “The Bachelor” has finally featured a black person as its star.

'The Big Sick' is based on the filmmakers' own true, cross-cultural love story

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon just wanted their movie to go over well with Sundance audiences, but then Amazon made them an offer they couldn't refuse.

Motion Picture Academy invites 744 new members as part of diversity campaign

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs breaks down the strategy behind increasing the number of women and people of color in the ranks.

'Constellations' explores the infinite possibilities of finding and losing love

Actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech star in a play that is inspired by physics and string theory and alternates between multiple realities.

In 'The Little Hours,' 14th-century nuns are just like us

Director Jeff Baena discusses his new movie, working with his usual cast of actors and a prophetic dream he had while working with mentor David O. Russell.

LA will be home to George Lucas's Museum of Narrative Art

The City Council officially approved the plan to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art at Exposition Park. It's set to open to the public by 2021.

Kronos helped turn the string quartet into a global art form

The Kronos Quartet has launched a project to commission 50 new works to boost the repertoire of contemporary music for string quartets.

For The L.A. Percussion Quartet, anything can be an instrument

On the group's new recording, "Beyond," the musicians use what they call "found percussion" —everything from empty beer bottles to ceramic bowls.

The New Yorker Radio Hour joins KPCC lineup

Said one critic: "The New Yorker Radio Hour is excellent,” and host David Remnick “swings masterfully between high and low culture."

The highs and lows of the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend

Two L.A. Times music writers weigh in on the Pasadena festival that brought music and high-end food vendors to a packed audience.

Paul Dano says working with Netflix was the best way to make 'Okja'

The actor discusses his role in "Okja" and how the streaming service was the only place for director Bong Joon-Ho to create the film he had in mind.

Beyoncé vs. Bruno and more tips from our BET Awards cheat sheet

Get your popcorn and get ready for the big showdown between Beyoncé, who has seven nominations, and Bruno Mars, who has five. There's also some serious sisterly rivalry.

Former Dodgers great Maury Wills retires — again

The 84-year-old is stepping out of the broadcast booth after providing color commentary for a North Dakota minor league team for 22 years.