Arts & Entertainment

Jesse Eisenberg wants to humanize Lex Luthor

The actor and writer says it’s his goal to make an audience understand horrible people — both in the plays he writes and the characters he portrays.

‘Batman v. Superman’ producer Charles Roven on extending the DC universe

The veteran film producer talks about upcoming DC movies, what he learned from the “Dark Knight” trilogy, and why he hates spoilers.

So, you want to buy a film festival?

Film festivals come a dime a dozen in North America, but Guy Davis, who runs the SoCal Film Festival, wonders "if we have enough" of them.

Aoife O'Donovan digs into her family's past on 'In The Magic Hour'

The singer-songwriter uses memories of her grandfather and family gatherings in Ireland to make a personal folk album.

How producer DeVon Franklin merged faith and film to find success in Hollywood

The 37-year-old minister explains how he worked his way up from intern to studio executive through hard work and by staying true to his faith.

Teen classical musicians learn how to throw out the sheet music and improvise

At YoungArts Los Angeles, an intense, week-long workshop for aspiring artists, tradition is put aside in order to challenge pre-conceived notions.

Marvel's Black Panther: from the shadows, to the limelight

CSUN professor explains Black Panther's significance as a black super hero and why 2016 is set to be the chracter's break-out year

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the fight over 'Nina Simone's Face'

Many people have decried the casting of Zoe Saldana in upcoming biopic Nina, but Ta-Nehisi Coates digs deep into why this choice struck a nerve.

How HAELOS went from being unknown to playing Coachella

The trio's hit song "Dust" went viral in October 2014. The band is now on tour, playing festivals around the world, and just released its new album "Full Circle."

'Midnight Special' director Jeff Nichols: 'If you don't like something in this film, it's my fault'

The writer/director discusses his creative process on "Midnight Special," how fatherhood influenced the story and why having final cut is non-negotiable.

Jerrod Carmichael's sitcom finds the funny in the serious

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael's show tackles serious topics such as gender identity, police brutality and Bill Cosby, all in front of a real-life audience.

Police drummer Stewart Copeland performs live score to 'Ben-Hur'

Stewart Copeland uses trash cans and other untraditional instruments to amp up the action for the 1925 silent classic.

Broad Museum will charge for some exhibits

Starting June 11, visitors will have to shell out $12 to see the museum’s first special exhibit, photographer Cindy Sherman’s "Imitation of Life."

SeaWorld will end its Orca captivity program

The ocean animal park is throwing its killer whale breeding program overboard to, in the words of their CEO, "take a new direction."

How the paparazzi fooled Frank Sinatra at his Palm Springs wedding

Which is more of a Palm Springs legend: The 90-year-old Ingleside Inn or Mel Haber, its 79-year-old proprietor? Both have stories to tell — including one about the Chairman of the Board.

Weekend Events: 9 fun and almost-free things to do

You must've found a four-leaf clover because your weekend is looking lucky with St. Paddy's Day festivities, vegan food and "krazy krafts."