Arts & Entertainment

Walkers rediscover Los Angeles on foot in The Big Parade

Last weekend, a group of Angelenos trekked 35 miles and climbed 100 stairways on a route from Grand Park to Griffith Observatory in an annual event called The Big Parade.

Kings Stanley Cup Finals: 5 things to know to sound like a superfan

The Los Angeles Kings host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night at Staples, and we've got your guide.

The rich history of Disney's Golden Books

"You can read it, you can throw it at your brother, you can build forts out of it, you can read it to your stuffed animals. It doesn't matter! They're not expensive, they're yours!" — Charles Solomon

'Star Wars: Episode VII': JJ Abrams' Millennium Falcon tweet and the Mystery Box

J.J. Abrams, the director of next year’s “Star Wars” sequel, sent a clever tweet on Wednesday about leaked set photos. Here's why he should continue sharing with fans.

App Chat: How to see a doctor from your couch

This week on App Chat: see a doctor from your couch, navigate the healthcare system better, track other sick people and get better sleep

California Chrome: What does he have to overcome to win the Triple Crown?

California Chrome — winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness — must contend with challenges that have stymied a dozen horses before him to win the Triple Crown.

1,000-year-old statues returned to Cambodia include 1 from Pasadena

Cambodian officials say the statues, which include one from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, were looted in the 1970s by being hacked off their bases at a temple.

Alexander Shulgin, the 'Godfather of Ecstasy,' dies at 88

Shulgin's contributions to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.

San Diego Opera gets new life from old hand

Marc Haefele on the appointment of Chicago Lyric Opera impresario William Mason to run beleaguered Sam Diego Opera.

First ladies' fashion: 7 frugal fashion do's and don'ts

It's no small matter. Her high-low fashion choices mix everyday, off-the-rack fare with custom creations from top designers whose gowns can run into five figures.

9 ways to begin improving LA's urban spaces

From the Barnsdall Art Park to Mercado La Paloma, panelists will take up the ways everyday people, community organizations and public agencies here and across the country are working together to build thriving cities.

Ann B Davis, 'Brady Bunch' star, dies after fall

Ann B. Davis, who played Alice Nelson, the housekeeper on the long-running show, The Brady Brunch, has died after a fall. She was 88 years old.

On the trail of black cowboys from Nat Love to Sheriff Bart

At least one quarter of working cowboys during the height of the great cattle boom were black. Many had spent their childhood in slavery and headed west after the Civil War.

Meet Helen Molesworth, MOCA's new chief curator

Helen Molesworth will join MOCA on Sept. 1, leaving her position at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. What will she bring to the MOCA community?

How to make squirrel and earthworm look appetizing

Environmentalists say we should eat up invasive species like squirrel and nutria. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of creepy critters.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're sailing into June with free outdoor music, good food and epic art. Oh, and we're walking off those Memorial Day treats with 100 public staircases.