Arts & Entertainment

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.

NFL Hall of Fame Game called off due to poor field conditions

The game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts was canceled after the paint issue raised concerns that players might slip. Fans who bought tickets will reportedly get a full refund.

Costa Mesa beach volleyball player Jake Gibb goes for the gold in Rio

The 40-year-old cancer survivor has a new partner and a new attitude as he hopes to avenge two disappointing Olympic finishes.

Follow SoCal Olympians in Rio on Twitter

Water polo, soccer, badminton, rugby and more. We've made a Twitter list so you can follow all the athletes with a SoCal connection as they compete in the Rio Olympics.

Get your first look at the LA Rams at this free practice

The Rams are holding an open practice on Saturday afternoon and fans are invited to watch.

Rio throws a party for the world

Rio knows how to throw a party to kick off the 2016 Olympics — and the rest of the world's invited. Here's everything you missed, loved or want to relive about the opening ceremony.

New Lucille Ball statue replaces 'scary' one in her hometown

In 2009, legions of Lucy fans were horrified by a sculpture they dubbed "Scary Lucy." The new one reflects the glamorous TV comedy star of the 1950s. It's being unveiled Saturday, her 105th birthday.

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics online, on TV — and without cable

We've got all the details on how to watch the Olympics — including where to watch them live in L.A.

Treating the Olympics ceremony like a big film production

For the third consecutive Summer Games, the opening ceremony is being directed by a filmmaker. For Brazil, it's Fernando Meirelles.

An American Muslim fencer lunges into US Olympic history in Rio

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is set to become the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympic Games while wearing a hijab.

After a rough run-up, Rio aims for an 'awesome' Opening Ceremony

The Friday night spectacle could be "a drug for depression in Brazil," says the creative director of the show that viewers around the world will see tonight.

What it takes to be an 'American Ninja Warrior' with stuntwoman Jessie Graff

Graff has been on the show over three seasons but her full-time job is as a stuntwoman for movies like "Transformers" and the "X-Men" films.

Filmmaker Barbara Kopple on how cancer made Sharon Jones stronger

Barbara Kopple met singer Sharon Jones on the day she got her head shaved after starting chemo. Jones was radiating so much positivity that Kopple says she was like 'a force of nature.'

Race to Rio: Diary of an Olympic athlete

SoCal native and marathon runner, Desiree Linden is hoping to make amends after a disappointing turn of events at the London Olympics, four years ago.