Arts & Entertainment

What an 'extremely cordial' call between US, China means for Hollywood

Later this month, the U.S. and China will have their first chance in five years to renegotiate an agreement covering the release of American films in China.

When Snowden met synths: An electronic music rebellion

French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre collaborated with more than 30 artists —and Edward Snowden— for his ambitious "Electronica" album project.

John Oliver on facts, Donald Trump and the Supreme Court for dogs

The comedian talks about why facts matter more to him as a comedian than the president he's about to lampoon. Oliver's Last Week Tonight returns for a new season on HBO Sunday.

Song of the Week: LA Chamber Orchestra, Kodaly, and coffee

The people who brought you the giant inflatable rabbits and the giant musicians along the 110 bring you a coffee break Wednesday with two veteran string players from the LA Chamber Orchestra.

The joy (and fear) of making 'Kindred' into a graphic novel

Nearly 40 years after it was published, Octavia Butler's time-travel novel "Kindred" has been adapted for a modern audience as a graphic novel. But reinterpreting the masterwork was a daunting task.

Zelda escape game brings 'Triforce' to LA

Video games let players take on heroic identities while exploring fantastical worlds, and a small piece of that comes to life in Los Angeles this weekend.

Rachel Barton Pine brings heavy metal and classical together

"There's a lot of overlap in terms of people who listen to classical and metal and nothing else. Now, will they go to concerts in both genres? Not necessarily. I love trying to break down those misconceptions," says Pine.

A last-minute guide to Valentine's dining

Don’t pay a fortune for a fixed-price meal on Valentine’s Day; we’ve got a long list of recommendations that might save your relationship and your bank account.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

If you're still scrambling to fill out your early Valentine's Day weekend, we've rounded up some options for everybody on the romance spectrum.

Song Exploder: Solange breaks down 'Cranes in the Sky'

The R&B singer/songwriter reveals how a period of personal turmoil begat one of the many highlights from her highly-regarded 2016 album, "A Seat at the Table."

Electronic Entertainment Expo goes public for 2017

Earlier this week, the Entertainment Software Association announced that E3 – known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo – announced that consumer passes will go on sale to the public starting Monday at 9 a.m. at the E3 website.

Warner Bros. stays on course to make films available for early streaming

Most studios are exploring a future when new releases are made available to home viewers within weeks instead of months.

De La Soul previews its Kickstarter-funded album, 'And the Anonymous Nobody'

De La Soul's David Jude Jolicoeur and Kelvin "Pos" Mercer talk sampling, making music without a record label, and what you can expect from their new album.

What 'The Lego Batman Movie' has in common with 'Deadpool'

Producer Dan Lin describes "The Lego Movie" as "The Matrix" for kids. Could "The Lego Batman Movie" be a PG version of "Deadpool"?

East meets West in more ways than one in a LACMA exhibit at Vincent Price Art Museum

They’re just … pots, and there’s something so pleasing about a good display of perfect ceramic pots … simple, useful, and strikingly beautiful.

Disney announces 2019 opening for Star Wars lands

The 14-acre attractions were announced in 2015 and are under construction at the parks. Disney says the lands will include attractions and entertainment alongside aliens and droids. The attractions represent the parks' largest single themed land expansion ever.