Arts & Entertainment

Lila Downs adds a political touch to the traditional bolero

The Mexican-American singer puts a topical spin on what is usually a romantic song form.

Sheila Nevins' long road to the top of HBO's documentary division

The longtime executive revisits her path in the book of essays, “You Don’t Look Your Age ... and Other Fairy Tales.”

The 'best of' Frank Deford, according to Frank Deford

It's hard to distill 37 years of Frank Deford's sports commentaries down to a few "best of" pieces. But before he retired, he shared some of his favorites with us and, here, we share them with you.

In PMCA's 'Golden Twenties,' Joseph Kleitsch documents Laguna's allure

He spent 10 years painting here after leaving Europe, then Chicago, and Kleitsch's sudden death in 1931 leaves you wondering what he might soon have become.

Cannes 2017: Netflix starts uproar, Jessica Chastain calls out portrayals of women

Netflix got booed by the French press, filmmaker Sofia Coppola made history, and Jessica Chastain's comments about women in film went viral.

Experimental play reinterprets Ben Vereen’s controversial 1981 homage

Vereen’s blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inauguration brought him ridicule and shame. But Edgar Arceneaux's new play reveals what TV audiences didn’t get to see.

Bjork Digital: VR to see (and hear) her new music

A virtual reality exhibition offers fans an intimate new way to see — not simply hear — Björk's music. "The limitations are what excite me most," she says.

Kids craft comics to explore immigration fears

Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.

Rodney Bingenheimer loses his job at KROQ after 41 years

The disc jockey credited with helping introduce the Runaways, the Bangles and Duran Duran to American audiences is out of a gig.

Musician Gregg Allman dies at age 69

The man whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to fame, died at his home in Savannah, Georgia.

'Man Weaves' offer cover for balding men, cash for black hair care industry

Known as cranial prosthesis, they're a non-surgical procedure and they're growing in popularity as more men opt to spend up to $800 to "regain" hair.

In 'Becoming Bond,' a look at the man who was only 007 once

A new Hulu documentary focuses on the man who only played James Bond once: George Lazenby.

Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as 'voice of our generation'

Music's elite and Hollywood stars remembered Cornell at a somber service focused on the Soundgarden frontman's love of family and friends as much as on his music.

El Niño and a raccoon helped Robin Swicord make 'Wakefield' on a budget

Robin Swicord knew she could make the film affordable and direct it herself. It was a strategy she employed after a big budget film she'd written was taken away from her.

'War Machine' uses satire to cast a critical eye on the war in Afghanistan

What does a war movie look like in the Trump Era? One of the first is “War Machine” from Australian writer/director David Michod.

Piano virtuoso Yuja Wang does more than tickle the ivories — she slays them

The 30-year-old musician is one of the classical world's most talked-about and praised artists. She's performing over two weekends with the L.A. Philharmonic.