Arts & Entertainment

Tower Records founder Russ Solomon remembers the charm of the record store

The advent of digital and streaming music means that audiophiles now have access to hundreds of millions of songs and albums for a nominal monthly fee.

New Objectivity show at LACMA as scary as any Wes Craven movie

‘’I told myself,’’ German artist Otto Dix said, ‘‘that life is not colorful at all. It is much darker, quieter in its tonality, much simpler. I wanted to depict things as they really are."

USC coach Steve Sarkisian taking indefinite leave of absence

Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will take charge of the Trojans (3-2, 1-2 Pac-12), who have lost two of their last three games. USC visits Notre Dame on Sunday.

Lawsuit alleging assault by ex-Bull Scottie Pippen dropped

Pippen's attorney, Mark Geragos, said Saturday that a countersuit Pippen filed against Camran Shafighi is also being dropped.

Steve Martin uses a 'taboo word' to describe paintings by Lawren Harris

The actor-comedian has long been an art collector, and his affinity for the work of the Canadian painter has led to curating a show for the Hammer Museum.

Censored filmmaker Jafar Panahi defies Iranian government to release 'Taxi'

In the movie, Panahi poses as a taxi driver in Tehran, picking up passengers from all walks of life. A series of cameras mounted on the dashboard capture the action and the conversations that take place inside his cab.

El Teatro Campesino comes to LA to celebrate 50 years of community theater

The activist company has collaborated with Center Theatre Group and residents of Boyle Heights for “Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven.”

This Mets fan promised WHAT if the Dodgers win the playoffs?

Baseball’s postseason is underway again, and for the third year in a row, the Dodgers won their division and are in the playoffs. We've got a friendly wager.

How filmmaker Maria Giese helped spark a federal investigation into Hollywood hiring practices

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is examining the film industry after a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union.

FilmWeek Marquee: 'Steve Jobs,' 'Pan,' 'The Final Girls' and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Andy Klein review this week’s new movie releases, including “Steve Jobs,” “Pan,” “The Final Girls” and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: ‘Steve Jobs,’ ‘Pan,’ ‘The Final Girls’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics review this week’s new movie releases, including “Steve Jobs,” “Pan,” “The Final Girls,” and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Arthouse cinema as glorified by late Chantal Akerman & self-described snob A.O. Scott

Woe to the casual film-goer who might not be familiar with the work of Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman who died this week.

Comedy meets horror in 'The Final Girls'

"The Final Girls" is a comedy film where the characters have to escape a scary movie they're trapped in, and escape alive.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

Because exploring the city is much more fun than watching Netflix. We're drinking tart beer, going on a NASA field trip and hitting up a secret art party.

Greek tragedies connect warriors across 2,500 years

Actors with the Theater of War employ Greek tragedies like Sophocles' Ajax to relate timeless aspects of the combat experience to warriors today.

Julie Plec: the CW network's prolific producer talks vampires, viruses and romance

Plec has two shows on the air and will soon add a third, challenging ABC's Shonda Rhimes for the title of hardest working woman in show biz.