Arts & Entertainment

'Dark Horse' is the role of a lifetime for Māori actor Cliff Curtis

The New Zealand actor is getting praise for his new film "The Dark Horse" and currently stars in the hit show "Fear The Walking Dead," but he hasn't forgotten his indigenous roots.

Should movie theaters allow texting? AMC says maybe

The CEO of AMC Entertainment says he is considering allowing texting during some movie showings at AMC Theaters. A good thing? Our pop culture blogger and movie critic weigh in.

CinemaCon 2016: Amazon Studios wants to make 'visionary films by visionary filmmakers'

The company presented its 2016 film slate at CinemaCon, which includes Woody Allen's "Café Society" and Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea."

Weekend Events: Harry Potter roller skating, Kanye meets Beethoven

We've got affordable fun for whatever tickles your fancy, from an art festival and Harry Potter on wheels to unexpected music mashups and an LA River clean-up.

Inside one man's quest to track down his lost record collection

Erik Spitznagel regretted selling his collection, so he set out to find the exact albums he once owned. The story is told in his new book, "Old Records Never Die."

Orel Hershiser explains how he understands baseball

Orel Hershiser is a former Dodgers pitcher and former World Series MVP. Today, he's a commentator on Time Warner's SportsNet LA and a fixture at Dodgers home openers.

The Brendan Eder Ensemble makes chamber music for rock clubs

Brendan Eder is a drummer, composer and a Los Angeles native. Through his group, he makes instrumental music fronted by woodwinds, reeds, drums and more.

'Echo Park' filmmakers discuss love and inclusion in Hollywood

Echo Park serves as a backdrop for an indie drama about a woman who moves to the eastside, looking to find herself.

Classical musicians take on trivia and Taylor Swift

The Pacific Symphony is experimenting to see if interactive concerts featuring pub trivia in busy public spaces will entice people to seek out the formal experience.

CinemaCon 2016: Global box office news, plus Sean Parker's Screening Room

The first day of the Las Vegas convention for movie theater owners featured some mixed news for Hollywood, as well as talk about a new, controversial method of distribution

At CinemaCon, movie theater owners face new competitors for their audiences

The exhibition model as it exists today could change as the upstart Screening Room service proposes to make new releases available in homes. Theater owners exec John Fithian says traditional venues should remain the first option for studio films.

'Confirmation' screenwriter: only Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill 'know the truth'

Susannah Grant says she and her collaborators on the HBO film agreed early on that they would remain neutral about who was telling the truth.

The Last Shadow Puppets want to disorientate their listeners

The band's new album, "Everything You've Come To Expect," reunites Alex Turner and Miles Kane after an eight-year hiatus.

Broad Museum gets a slick new app

All the cool museums are creating mobile apps of their own. What's so special about this one from the Broad — aside from a tour narrated by LeVar Burton?

Mayer Hawthorne taps into his Detroit roots on 'Man About Town'

"There's always gonna be that Detroit soul, hip-hop and Iggy Pop mentality of not giving an eff in everything that I do, but I gotta make music that I love."

'Catastrophe' embraces bad language, but nudity's too distracting

How an American comedian and an Irish actress created one of the funniest shows about the dark drama of family life.