Arts & Entertainment

The real Bob Ross: Meet the meticulous artist behind those happy trees

Don't be fooled by his mild PBS persona; the beloved painter was actually an exacting artist and businessman with — brace yourself — naturally straight hair.

Chinatown's Hop Louie isn't closing — but its kitchen is

You come to the iconic joint with its pagoda entrance for dim lighting, a divey atmosphere, a sense of history and to drink.

RIP Juan Gabriel, Mexican superstar singer

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel the singer has died Sunday at age 66. He played his last major show Friday night at the Forum in Inglewood.

Motorhead's Lemmy gets a life-size statue

The hard-living Motorhead frontman who died has been honored with a life-size, bronze statue at his favorite LA bar.

'Morris From America' star got his big break because of his Big Brother

An activity with his Big Brother unexpectedly led Markees Christmas to land the lead role in the feature film about a kid who moves to Germany with his dad.

'Southside With You' has us asking: Where is the love in black movies?

'Southside with You' follows Michelle and Barack Obama's first date and shows something we don't get too see often in film: black romance.

The Aztecs revered amaranth. Will Americans fall in love with it?

This ancient grain has a subtle, nutty flavor and is full of nutrients. But for most Americans, amaranth is still obscure. Researchers in Tennessee hope to change that.

Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25

Max Ritvo, a Los Angeles-born poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died.

'Single By 30' — an old-fashioned rom-com on YouTube

YouTube is a recent arrival in original TV content, but it has rolled out a pleasantly traditional show about friends who may or may not (oh, come on) fall in love.

How you can keep the Olympic spirit alive after the 2016 Games

The 2016 Olympic Games are over, but they once again provided inspiration to viewers around the world. Here's how you can support the Olympics and get involved.

'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail: How Arab Spring influenced his hit show

The son of Egyptian immigrants says a visit to his parents' homeland showed him that anger could be a positive force.

Julia Holter uses her classical training to make indie pop music

The experimental Los Angeles musician studied classical composition at California Institute of the Arts. But she's enough of a pop artist to play at FYF Fest.

Nixon's helicopter goes under the knife

The helicopter Richard Nixon used during his presidency left Yorba Linda in preparation for a facelift. The goal is to restore it to its former glory.

Would you eat 300 gyoza for a $5,000 check?

One lucky competitive eater did last week. And although you might've missed the 2016 Day-Lee World Gyoza Eating Championship, don't worry: we have pictures.

'It is life-changing:' LA City College receives $10 million for music students

This week, LA City College received an unprecedented gift of $10.1 million.

John Krasinski: 'I didn't want to play anything that seemed like Jim'

John Krasinski chats about directing "The Hollars," life after "The Office" and how his "face acting" compares with Denzel Washington's.