Arts & Entertainment

Marvel teases reboot of their comics: What is Secret Wars?

Marvel Comics announced more details about "Secret Wars," a company-wide comic book crossover that they promise will change everything. Here's why it just might.

'Interstellar' composer Hans Zimmer: Hollywood is keeping orchestral music alive

The composer received his first Oscar nomination in 1989 for “Rain Man.” Now he has his 9th nod, for Christopher Nolan's space epic, “Interstellar.”

Former entertainment executive Alan Hirschfield dies at 79

Alan Hirschfield, a former entertainment executive who helped make the 1970s movies "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Taxi Driver," has died. He was 79.

A guide to SoCal's free museum day Jan. 31

From mammoths to Roman art, the free January 31 event gives visitors the opportunity to see photographic exhibits, cultural artifacts and scientific wonders.

Actor struck and killed by train during Burbank film shoot

A 37-year-old model and actor featured on the cover of numerous fitness magazines was struck and killed by a train while filming on the tracks in Burbank.

Maroon 5 called out for faking 'Sugar' wedding crashing

Maroon 5 has a new music video built around crashing as many weddings as they can in one day, but it appears some of those "crashed weddings" may have been staged.

Oscars 2015: And the Oscar goes to… wait, who hasn't had one in a while?

It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.

Comedian Doug Lussenhop, aka DJ Douggpound, gives stand-up a remix

Doug Lussenhop helped create a distinct style of absurd musical breaks and sound effects on a couple of TV shows. He brings that style to his stand-up act.

For young violinist, performing with Neville Marriner is like 'standing next to Beyonce'

We caught up with the 90-year-old conductor to talk about working with such student musicians and the state of classical music.

Producer of 'Dear White People' says Hollywood will get more diverse

Stephanie Allain, an executive producer of "Dear White People," says Oscar nominations will change when there are more opportunities for non-white filmmakers.

An artist devotes a museum to himself in his apartment

Picasso and Dali have their own museums. Why not 39-year-old Bert Rodriguez? Make sure you visit the gift shop, er, gift shelf.

HP Lovecraft: Horrible man, great writer, now collected in annotated edition

He was a bigot, but scholar Leslie Klinger says he turned that anger and angst into great horror fiction.

Oscars 2015: Is 'Whiplash' really an adaptation?

Writer and director Damian Chazelle says he based the screenplay on his own life, but the Academy nominated the film for Best Adapted Screenplay. Which is it?

Boy says he didn't go to Heaven; publisher to pull book

The young man at the center of "The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven," Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story behind the 2010 book was all made up.

Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' gets SoCal update

On Friday, LA Opera kicks off a months-long series of productions featuring Figaro, the comedic character popularized in 18th-century France. But with its first opera, the company takes on a very modern issue: illegal immigration in Los Angeles.

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

We're celebrating L.A. Arts Month with great film, photography and dance. Oh, and there's a new ramen shop in town. Here's everything you need to know.