Arts & Entertainment

'Dig My Feeling': Latin Jazz legend Willie Bobo's lost tapes resurface

Eric Bobo was searching through his mother's closet when he came across a stack of previously unheard tapes by his father, the legendary percussionist, Willie Bobo.

Review: Helen Frankenthaler (at Gagosian Gallery) danced with Travolta, painted with beauty

Frankenthaler often used the word “beautiful” to describe her works. And, often, they are, but in a hard-won way that belies critics who saw the attractiveness of her paintings as a kind of softness.

'Rad Women Worldwide' honors Malala, other awesome females

It's the follow-up collection to 'Rad American Women' from author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl.

The Binge: best streaming documentaries

Streaming entertainment has been a boon for everyone from total movie geeks to those just looking to save some money by cutting the cable cord.

Remembering Gordon Davidson, the godfather of LA theater

Davidson, who died Sunday, built the Mark Taper Forum into a leading regional theater. His successor, Michael Ritchie, says he "had an eye and an ear for the voices that were being unheard."

NBC drops plans for mail-order bride sitcom amid protests

NBC says it has dropped plans for a sitcom about a widower who orders a mail-order bride from the Philippines.

'Saturday Night Live' is trying to make us laugh at an election that isn't funny

The sketch comedy show returned after months away, to an electorate on edge, and to an election that's hard to laugh at.

This historian wants you to know the real story of Southern food

Michael Twitty wants to recognize the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.

Can SNL find something new to satirize in the Clinton-Trump debate?

Saturday Night Live has a long history of impersonating Presidential candidates. The show returns this weekend with Alec Baldwin cast to play Trump opposite Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton.

'For The Record': a stage show built around classic pop songs from movies

The show is part cabaret, part concert, but the main focus is to highlight great filmmakers and the music they use.

Devendra Banhart uses LA as inspiration for his latest album

The singer-songwriter's "Ape in Pink Marble" is steeped in the city’s ambience and the Fantasyland that is Hollywood.

Comedian Chris Redd on Moving to LA from Chicago

Chris Redd is an actor, writer, and standup comedian. You’ve seen him as Andy Samberg's rapper nemesis Hunter the Hungry in "Popstar."

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The weather might be saying otherwise, but fall is in full swing and so is the weekend. From Oktoberfest to a chocolate festival, it's time to drink it all in.

Archery, camping... video game design? Girl Scouts gamify their patches

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Women in Games International and Sony's Santa Monica Studio teamed up for a Girl Scouts patch for video game design.

'Cameraperson' is a cinematic scrapbook of joy and horror

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has woven together 25 years of documentary footage into a visual memoir of the moments that marked her.

W. Kamau Bell: Socio-political comedian, 'Semi-Prominent Negro'

The comedian's voice can be heard on podcasts, TV shows and in comedy clubs. On his new comedy album, he turns his socio-political lens onto society and his mixed race family.