Arts & Entertainment

Chris Burden's last work, 'Ode to Santos Dumont,' flies at LACMA

The late artist's recently unveiled performance sculpture — an homage to the early days of aviation — captures the magic and wonder of flight.

Taylor Swift makes history at Billboard Music Awards

The singer won eight awards Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, including top artist. Iggy Azalea, Pharrell and Sam Smith won three awards each.

Slovakian Peter Sagan wins Tour of California

Slovakian Peter Sagan surged late and won the Tour of California by three seconds on Sunday with a close third-place finish.

Andrew Niccol's 'Good Kill' looks at the lives of drone operators

"It used to be, when we would go to war with a country, we'd actually go to the country," writer and director Andrew Niccol says. "That doesn't happen anymore.

'Don't Think I've Forgotten' explores era of lost Cambodian music

"Don't Think I've Forgotten" tell the story of the rise and fall of Cambodia's vibrant, progressive music scene from the survivors of the Khmer Rouge's reign.

The story behind Chris Burden's 'Shoot'

On a November night in 1971, the late Chris Burden took a bullet to the arm for art. Barbara T. Smith is a performance artist who witnessed it firsthand.

Robert Cray remembers B.B. King — and how he upstaged Eric Clapton

B.B. King has passed away at 89 years old. Robert Cray, who played with him, explains what he did to make Eric Clapton ask, "What are we going to do now, Robert?"

'Walk the Line' screenwriter Gill Dennis dead at 74

A spokeswoman for the American Film Institute said Dennis, Terrence Malick and David Lynch were among the first graduates of the AFI Conservatory in 1969.

David Letterman farewells from Jon Stewart and Tom Waits

Jon Stewart thanked Letterman for telling him "Do not confuse cancelation with failure," while Tom Waits dedicated a new song to Dave: "Take One Last Look." Watch both here.

Little Dragon: The worst show they've ever played — for 10 people

Swedish electro-indie band Little Dragon wasn't always headlining 5,000-seat amphitheaters. When the band first started, it was playing to crowds of less than 20.

'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

The legendary blues man's attorney said King died peacefully in his sleep Thursday night at his home in Las Vegas.

'Mad Men': Matthew Weiner talks the show's legacy and his sense of loss

"It's up to me to maintain those relationships, and we can see each other, but we'll never be forced to go to work together every day like that, and that was amazing."

'Mad Men': The SoCal purveyors that supplied the show's vintage props, clothes

As "Mad Men" airs its season finale this weekend, The Frame visits the shops, boutiques and other places that supplied the show's signature vintage clothes, cars and props.

What do Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns think of Harry Shearer leaving 'The Simpsons'?

After 26 seasons of voicing dozens of characters on “The Simpsons,” Harry Shearer is leaving the show.

'Wayward Pines' showrunner: Like 'Lost' with answers and airtight logic

"There's never going to be, 'Ohhhh, there's a plot hole there, I could drive a truck through that thing.' It is absolutely airtight."

Free Weekend? Bike Night, Vegan Beer Fest, RuPaul's DragCon

Bike Week LA wraps up, L.A. Live goes "dark," and classic cars are aplenty this weekend. Here are some fun events on the cheap and a couple splurges.