Arts & Entertainment

7 fun and almost-free things to do

A list of fun events, including a day with 100 indie bands, a California Chrome party and contemporary dance in DTLA. And if you want to splurge, there's a horror camping trip.

Cruise's 'Tomorrow' may flop: Is the era of the movie star over?

Tom Cruise is the big draw for "Edge of Tomorrow," opening Friday, but estimates say he won't be enough. What does this say about the ability of star power to fuel big hits?

Batman poster presents 75 highlights in 75 years of Bat-History

As part of their celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman, DC Comics has released a new poster showing highlights of the character's history. Check out the full graphic.

'The Snowy Day': The art of Ezra Jack Keats at the Skirball Center

The Skirball Center is celebrating the children's book "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keat with a complete interactive exhibit.

Former Dodger Don Zimmer dies, ending an epic sports career

His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Baseball is mourning Don Zimmer today, remembering a man who loved the game that loved him back.

Who is Slender Man? The Internet meme is cited in a brutal crime

Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls allegedly stabbed a friend of theirs nearly to death in order to please Slender Man, an online urban legend. Here's his story.

LA, New York City mayors wager over NHL Stanley Cup final

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are wagering on the outcome of the Stanley Cup final between the Kings and the Rangers

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.