Arts & Entertainment

'Elote is just corn on the cob, you hipster gabacho!' ... and 9 other Mexican foods to stop festishizing

From tacos to avocados, the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano starts 2017 with ten Mexican dishes that need a moratorium in the hands of hipster chefs.

George Lucas museum cliffhanger: LA or San Francisco?

For nearly a decade, the filmmaker has tried to build a museum to house an extensive personal collection, but legal entanglements and other complications have thwarted his efforts.

How one video game unflinchingly tackles racism with history and raw interactions

Creators of Mafia III, set in a fictionalized Louisiana, took a documentary approach to confronting players with prejudice and bigotry of the 1960s South from the perspective of a black protagonist.

'M*A*S*H' actor William Christopher dies at 84

The actor, who was best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on the television sitcom "M*A*S*H", died after a battle with lung cancer.

50 wonderful things from 2016

It's time again for our annual collection, in no particular order, of 50 wonderful pop-culture things from 2016. Read them, watch them, or listen to them; we think something will delight you.

Tyrus Wong, artist who designed 'Bambi,' dies at 106

In an artistic career that lasted more than seven decades, he sketched concept art for dozens of successful films such as “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Sands of Iwo Jima” and “The Wild Bunch.”

Beyonce, Chance The Rapper and other musical standouts of 2016

From Beyonce’s "Lemonade" to Bon Iver’s "22, A Million," 2016 has been a year of stunning music output from some very prolific people.

10 moments women slayed TV in 2016

From Beyoncé to Samantha Bee, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Issa Rae, here are 10 women who slayed TV in 2016.

Cultural moments of 2016: from Black Lives Matter to Trump to the Latin Grammys

Culture writer Carolina Miranda on the three cultural moments that captivated her in 2016 - from the realm of politics and activism to the Latin Grammys.

Debbie Reynolds' mission to save, then sell Hollywood history

Reynold's collection held items like a pair of ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" and Marilyn Monroe's iconic subway dress from "The Seven-Year Itch."

7 ways to ring in the new year in SoCal

Whatever you'll be toasting to at midnight, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. From an after hours party in the park to a classic display of giant fireworks, here's to 2017!

Rose Parade 2017: The route, parking, transportation and more

For the 128th year, it's back again with street closures and larger-than-life floats. Here's everything you need to know to enjoy — or avoid — the celebration.

Binge on the best of 2016: 10 series to see

Every month we take a look at your streaming options. Top picks for all of 2016 include: Atlanta, Rectify, Fleabag and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt. See the full list.

Who killed LA's streetcars, according to 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'

L.A.'s streetcar system was the envy of the world in the early 20th century. But who really killed off the network so that cars could rule the roads?

Actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, dies a day after daughter

Actress Debbie Reynolds, star of the 1952 classic movie 'Singin' in the Rain,' was the mother of Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday. "She said, 'I want to be with Carrie,'" her son said. "And then she was gone."

The underrated, overrated and debated TV shows of 2016

Looking back at 2016, what were the New York Times's Margaret Lyons gives us the highs and lows of the small screen.