Arts & Entertainment

USC's secret archive of horror films by John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon

USC's Dino Everett tracked down the student films of horror legends John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon and compiled them into a feature-length program.

'Gotham' resurfaces Hollywood's tricky history of 'painting down'

Fox's successful show 'Gotham'' found itself in hot water earlier this month when it hired a white stuntwoman as a body double for a black guest star.

Host of CBC's 'Q' program steps down amid abuse allegations

Jian Ghomeshi, the co-creator and host of the popular arts and culture show "Q," will step down, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced Sunday.

Watch: LeVar Burton reads 'Go the [expletive] to Sleep'

To any over-exhausted parents who suspect they're hallucinating, we assure you: former "Reading Rainbow" host LeVar Burton gave a reading of the 2011 bestseller this weekend.

Yarn bombing people and objects at 'Fiber Madness'

The exhibit at the Palos Verdes Art Center has artists and knitters covering furniture and even visitors to the gallery.

The life of De Niro, from 'Mean Streets' to 'Meet The Parents'

Shawn Levy's brick-sized new biography of screen legend Robert De Niro was produced without cooperation from the actor — but Levy says that just forced him to do better research.

You can read a pristine copy of Action Comics #1 online

Not all of us have the money to buy our own, but we can all flip through scanned images of what a $3.2 million nearly pristine copy of the 1938 book looks like.

The Good Listener: Why doesn't Halloween get more music?

Christmas yields dozens of holiday albums each year. But, "Monster Mash" aside, what of Halloween?

Jack Bruce, bassist/singer for '60s band Cream, dies at 71

Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free."

John Denver gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver. He received the star 17 years after his death.

50 years ago, Santa Monica hosted the biggest rock concert ever

The TAMI Show spanned two nights in late October, 1964. Acts like the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, the Supremes and James Brown gave career-defining performances.

Improv + Hip-Hop = 'Freestyle Love Supreme'

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail have turned their the improv hip-hop show into a TV series on Pivot.

'The Walking Dead' makeup artist Greg Nicotero on how to win at Halloween

It's not that easy being dead. "The Walking Dead" hosts "Zombie School" every season for wannabe walkers. Here are some insider tips.

What's Tommy Lasorda's favorite restaurant?

The hall of fame former Dodgers managers takes Off-Ramp to Paul's Kitchen, a long-running Chinese restaurant in downtown L.A.'s Fashion District.

'The Tastemakers' explains how food trends take off

How do cupcakes, kale and quinoa get so popular? David Sax, author of "The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue" explains.

Eduardo Sanchez gives Bigfoot a heart in 'Exists'

John Rabe talks with the father of found footage, Eduardo Sanchez, who revives the genre with "Exists," a movie even the Bigfoot community can love.