Arts & Entertainment

'Little Prince', 'Kubo' add to renaissance in stop-motion animation

The popularity of stop-motion is also a reaction to the perfection of CG, which tends to produce geometrical precision. But stop-motion, like drawn animation, relies more on the artists’ instincts and less on math.

Toast the return of the LA Rams at Tom Bergin's under a piece of Rams history

If you’re not going to the Coliseum Saturday to watch the Rams play an exhibition game against the Cowboys, the next best thing – to celebrate the team’s return and their place in LA history – would be to raise a glass and watch the game at Tom Bergin’s.

Summer Concert Series: Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Here in SoCal the options of outdoor live music are plentiful. We continue our series on outdoor concerts throughout town with Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena.

10 fun ways to spend your weekend in SoCal

This weekend watermelon, avocado, Shakespeare and Bollywood are all having a special moment somewhere in SoCal. Hop on the weekend train, and enjoy!

Liam Neeson takes backseat to Korean actors in 'Operation Chromite'

The new Korean film "Operation Chromite" tells of a secret Korean War mission. It features some of Korea's biggest movie stars alongside Neeson as General Douglas MacArthur.

Genius Grant-winner's ‘New Super-Man’ is a Chinese superhero — and a bully

Acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang - who just won a Genius Grant - tells us how he drew from the earliest Superman stories to create a Superman with a chip on his shoulder.

Chris Kallmyer explores LA's weather and water through art

Politicians, business people and conservationists have been talking about the drought. Now artists are responding to it, too.

UN chief enlists Hollywood star power to end poverty

The U.N. chief was feted at a lunch hosted by legendary television trailblazer Norman Lear and at a celebrity dinner for about 200 VIPs hosted by powerhouse producer-director Brett Ratner.

'Suicide Squad' and 'Ghostbusters': a tale of two would-be blockbusters

Two of the summer's biggest films may end up underperforming at the box office for different reasons, but the bottom line is troubling for the studios.

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson on the pros and cons of being Cookie

Playing a popular character on a hit show is an actor’s dream, but it can also open the door for some strange interactions out in the real world.

A new Olympics theme song and video from Belle & Sebastian

The British band has released “Olympic Village, 6 am.” Let the jokes about international hook-ups begin.

'Southland' writer on depicting the human fallability of the LAPD

While writing 'Southland," Cheo Hodari Coker learned he couldn't "paint cops with one brush."

The Pistol Shrimps: the origin story of Aubrey Plaza's basketball team

Plaza plays on the rec-league team started by fellow actress and comedian, Maria Blasucci. And because of the team's Hollywood connection, it's spawned a podcast and a documentary.

How 'Law & Order: SVU' producers wrestled with the 'hero cop' trope

Writer, producer and M.D., Neal Baer ran "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" from 2000-2011. He reflects on how relied on consultants for accuracy and why TV creators have a responsibility to the public.

We found 5 movies with delicious continuity errors; tell us your favorites

From magic panties to the early invention of YouTube, Off-Ramp film critic Tim Cogshell continues his DIY film festival series with a list of movies that feature some pretty great continuity errors.

Friendship: It's less about morals, more like art

Princeton philosopher Alexander Nehamas has an interesting theory about friendship, and how social media has complicated this idea.