Arts & Entertainment

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis: The latest 'badass' black man on screen

Don Cheadle personifies jazz genius Miles Davis in his new film "Miles Ahead." Badass black men rarely show up as leads in mainstream movies.

'Everybody Wants Some!!': Richard Linklater's failed baseball career led him to filmmaking

The director's new film takes him back to when he was a college student in the 1980s, when he abandoned his sports career and picked up a camera.

All the April Fools' jokes you might've fallen for

Are Dodger Dogs going to be rationed? Did a Gmail extension prevent email from being received? On this day of pranks and hoaxes, we separate fact from fake news.

Where to hike while Runyon Canyon is closed

Runyon Canyon is closed for four months because LADWP needs to replace a pipe underneath the park. "L.A. Walks" columnist Charles Fleming shares hiking spot alternatives.

How 'Girls' star Allison Williams avoids being typecast as Marnie

The young actress got a huge break with the HBO series — but everyone wants her to keep playing the same kind of character.

Meet the Miles Davis heirs who keep his work alive and made 'Miles Ahead'

Davis' son, Erin, and nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., open up about preserving the trumpeter's legacy and fielding years of movie pitches before teaming up with Don Cheadle.

Weekend Events: books, a mile of beer, TomatoMania and more

There's a writing conference in town, and we've rounded up the best of the free events that come with it. You can also catch a scary movie, beer and tomato-y fun.

UC Irvine announces e-sports program including a gaming 'arena'

Colleges build new sports arenas regularly, but it's a lot less common to see video gaming arenas. UC Irvine is creating one as part of an e-sports program this fall.

Getty introduces 43 exhibitions in Latino art initiative

The third installment of the regional visual arts showcase will focus on Latino art at venues throughout Southern California.

Johnnie Cochran knew better than anyone that OJ Simpson's trial was about race

In "The People vs. O.J. Simpson," actor Courtney B. Vance plays the attorney who turned a murder trial into a national debate on black-white relations.

Disney's D23 Expo's new dates put it back-to-back with Comic-Con

The biggest impact fans may feel: more Marvel and Star Wars news at D23 Expo, and less of it at Comic-Con. This comes while L.A. tries to get Comic-Con to move north.

Venice-based VR production house WEVR hopes to be the 'Netflix' of virtual reality

Wevr co-founder Anthony Batt talks about why he thinks storytelling is virtual reality’s next frontier and how he hopes his company will become a leader in this new entertainment territory.

Kendrick Lamar to headline FYF 2016

It's that time of year again! FYF has announced its lineup for the 2016 season. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala and Grace Jones.

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as a teen for "The Miracle Worker" and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life, has died at the age of 69.

‘Batman v. Superman’: DC showdown has $424 million opening weekend

Strong global ticket sales, particularly in China, helped Warner Bros.’ superhero epic soar at the box office, despite mostly negative reviews.

With music banned in much of Mali, Songhoy Blues tries to fight the power

Muslim extremists have clamped down on most cultural expression, but the band perseveres. Their story is part of the new documentary, "They Will Have To Kill Us First."