Arts & Entertainment

Black Mountain: The tiny arts school that spawned giants

For nearly a quarter century, Black Mountain College was the vortex of the Lively American Arts. And a new show at the Hammer takes you there.

José González breaks down his latest album, 'Vestiges & Claws'

The Swedish-Argentine singer/songwriter refines his quiet, intimate sound on his third solo album.

'Vinyl' is set in the '70s but co-creator Terence Winter says issues resonate today

The HBO series revolves around a troubled record executive during an era when the music industry and society-at-large were going through tumultuous change.

Sarah Paulson: 'Marcia Clark is a thinking, feeling person'

Sarah Paulson, who plays Marcia Clark in the new FX series "The People v. O.J. Simpson," describes herself as "enraged" on behalf of the prosecutor.

Meet the Trappist monk who inspired Apple's iconic design

Chances are that if you've opened a Mac computer or typed a few lines on a keyboard, you've probably used a font inspired by a former Trappist monk named Father Robert Palladino.

Run River North’s new sound came with growing pains

They've only been around for a few years, but Run River North's second album encapsulates the struggles of a young band that's trying to find their way in the world.

How Pixar saved Disney's animation department

Disney’s animation department was re-energized by the company’s purchase of Pixar, whose executives have shared their singular approach to making animated films

Why 'Fresh Off The Boat' is written by fish out of water

To tell the story of a Taiwanese-American family in a mostly white suburb, showrunner Nahnatchka Khan staffed the writers room with fellow outsiders.

Maria Sharapova says she failed drug test; penalty unknown

Tennis star Sharapova says she has failed a drug test at the Australian Open. The five-time major champion made the announcement at a news conference in Los Angeles.

Get ready for virtual reality on a roller coaster

When L.A.'s first VR roller coaster opens this month, Samsung and Six Flags hope to transport riders to another world.

'Prince Of Tides' author Pat Conroy dies at 70

The best-selling author was known for novels such as The Great Santini and The Prince Of Tides. He had announced last month that he had pancreatic cancer.

'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' screenwriter Robert Carlock mixes humor with tragedy

He's been Tina Fey's writing partner on "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." With his new film, which stars Fey, Carlock goes a bit darker than his usual comedic writing.

Obama speechwriter leaves White House for Funny Or Die

As part of his duties, David Litt wrote President Obama's jokes for the White House Correspondents Dinner. Now he's moved to Funny or Die's new outpost in Washington D.C.

Gold Line art captures the spirit of the San Gabriel Valley

Beginning this weekend, commuters will find public art installations along the stops of the new Gold Line Foothill extension.

Julia Wolfe goes underground for 'Anthracite Fields'

The composer's oratorio about Pennsylvania coal miners, which won a Pulitzer Prize, is as much a piece of anthropology as of music.

Mexrrissey hits the studio with debut album 'No Manchester'

With a love of all things Mexico and Morrisey, Ceci Bastida and her band mates just released their debut album as Mexrrissey. Ceci joins Alex Cohen in studio.