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'Prez': What happens when a YouTube star gets elected president?

Mark Russell tackled religion in "God Is Disappointed In You," and now he's tackling politics in "Prez," a comic about a YouTube star getting elected president.

Doug Aitken translates his public art extravaganza 'Station to Station' into 62 short films

Doug Aitken didn't want to make a traditional documentary about his project that took artists on a cross-country train trip to explore the relationship between creativity and place.

The challenges of putting on the FYF Fest: 'We have bands confirm and cancel constantly'

Sean Carlson's challenges in booking the festival became evident when headliner Frank Ocean pulled out two days before this year's event. Enter...Kanye West.

The harsh realities of life on the road for The Drums and Lower Dens

The two indie bands are constantly on tour and coping with the challenges of maintaining relationships and trying to make a living.

FYF Fest: 8 acts to see and everything else you need to know

What began as a one-day affair has since grown into an L.A. musical extravaganza. Here are all the details on the festival and interviews with several of the acts playing the show.

Digital media payments for actors a key issue in SAG-AFTRA elections

One of the major concerns for actors is how they get paid for their work in the fast-changing world of streaming, which includes Netflix and Amazon TV shows.

Mac Quayle breaks down his Emmy-nominated score for 'American Horror Story'

The composer used to produce for Madonna and Donna Summer, which explains why he's attracted to '80s electronic music.

Johnny Knoxville tells Evel Knievel's story in 'Being Evel'

Johnny Knoxville has made a documentary about the daredevil whose "go for it" attitude influenced Knoxville's MTV show, "Jackass."

Groundbreaking TV producer Bud Yorkin dies at 89

Yorkin worked with partner Norman Lear to direct and co-produce breakthrough 1970s TV sitcoms including "Maude" and "The Jeffersons" along with "All in the Family."

Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in the 1960s, dies at 78

She was best known as Batgirl (and her alter ego, librarian Barbara Gordon, Commissioner Gordon's daughter) in the 1967-68 season of ABC's "Batman."

Is praise for 'Compton' and N.W.A. at the expense of black women?

Sikivu Hutchinson, a visiting scholar at USC, says praise for "Straight Outta Compton" ignores N.W.A.'s misogynistic lyrics and messages of sexual violence towards women.

Play based on Claudia Rankine's 'Citizen' puts racial aggressions center stage

Poet Claudia Rankine on the origins of the stories in her book, her thoughts on how the play was adapted and the significance of the hooded sweatshirt in a post-Trayvon Martin era.

HEALTH knows the rock star lifestyle doesn't last forever

Singer/guitarist Jake Duszik and bassist John Famiglietti tells us about the band's rise — and knowing that it will come to an end.

New music from Jon Cleary, Cécile McLorin Salvant and more

If you don't have the time to keep up with the latest in new music, we've got the perfect solution for you: Tuesday Reviewsday.

'Man From UNCLE' director Guy Ritchie would 'quite fancy' making an animated kids film

Director Guy Ritchie talks about following his Sherlock movies with "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and his secret love of children's animated movies like "Frozen."