Arts & Entertainment

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

The famed musician died Wednesday evening at a Panama City hospital. His wife said he had been in declining health in recent years. The couple lived in Panama City.

Sony's PlayStation Network still out; Xbox Live back online

The outage began on Christmas. Microsoft's Xbox Live, which had also gone down, is back online, but the company says some applications aren't fully functioning.

Sony film mess reflects gadgets, entertainment gap

The silence of Sony's Tokyo headquarters over the hoopla surrounding Sony Pictures Entertainment's "The Interview" underscores the divide between the Japanese parent company and its U.S.-led subsidiary.

Box office: 'The Interview' makes $1 million theater debut

The film took in just over $1 million in ticket sales from 331 locations showing it on Christmas day.

Nutmeg spice has a secret story that isn't so nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.

Hollywood's acceptance of white privilege revealed by Sony hack

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.

Sony hack highlights the global underground market for malware

The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.

Possible hack of Sony, Microsoft game console sites

A group calling itself Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for a possible denial-of-service attack against the tech companies' online game sites.

What would Jesus drink? A class exploring ancient wines asks

The details of wine and winemaking practices in biblical times are debated among experts. But we do know that vino in Christ's day was very different from what we imbibe today.

LA 'Interview' screening gets surprise Seth Rogen intro

"It was kind of like a second premiere or something. It was a total blast. It was somewhere between Cannes, a Christmas Party, a protest and a wedding. It was really wonderful."

The Black List celebrates 10 years of giving aspiring screenwriters a boost

Want to know what the best picture contenders for the Oscars might be in a couple of years? You might want to take a look at something called the Black List.

Writer Graham Moore and his passion project

Screenwriter Graham Moore wanted to tell the unbelievable true story of Alan Turing since he was a a geeky boy at space camp where Turing was a hero.

'The Interview': How art house theaters banded together to save the once-doomed film

As Sony planned to can "The Interview," art house theaters managed to secure a limited release of the film in support of free speech and artistic expression.

Sony hack: 'The Interview' hits cinemas, streaming audience

The controversial film is in LA theaters today and on Google, YouTube and Sony platforms.

'Big Eyes' screenwriters' careers 'suffered' after spending 10 years making the film

The screenwriters of “Big Eyes” spent a decade trying to get their movie about kitschy art made... and almost made their careers suffer.

The female rabbi who helps weave Jewish and trans themes in 'Transparent'

Meet the Rabbi that helps Jill Soloway blend Jewish themes with trans themes on the ground-breaking Amazon original series "Transparent."