Arts & Entertainment

Nudie's rides again: Rodeo tailor to reopen with a twist

Shield your eyes, we've got Nudie Suits! The Rhinestone Cowboy outfitter to the stars of country western is reopening this October. Smell the coffee?

'Meru': Extreme photographer Jimmy Chin's rules for shooting on the edge

In 2008, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk set out to climb the Shark's Fin of Mount Meru in the Himalayas, a route that peaks at 20,700 feet. No one had ever made it to the top.

Stephen Colbert's 'commanding performance' wows television critics at the TCAs

Joe Adalian, Editor of, talks about the increasing importance of name-brand showrunners and which shows look like hits and misses.

Song Exploder: Breaking down Thundercat's latest single 'Them Changes'

The bassist who's collaborated with Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington goes in-depth on the samples and inspirations of the song 'Them Changes.'

USOC optimistic Los Angeles will bid for 2024 Olympics

After a hastily called meeting Wednesday, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun said he was optimistic the USOC could work out a plan to make Los Angeles the bidder.

'Straight Outta Compton' director wasn't interested in keeping everybody happy

The meteoric rise of N.W.A. is a classic American dream story. But "Straight Outta Compton” was not an easy film to get off the ground.

Jen Kirkman's backstage experience at Outside Lands Fest

Comedian Jen Kirkman takes a recorder backstage at Outside Lands Festival and captures what goes on behind the scenes at one of the biggest festivals in the U.S.

Jerry Heller helped bring N.W.A 'Straight Outta Compton'

The new movie "Straight Outta Compton" tells the story of how the group N.W.A. broke out, and way down the list of IMDb credits is Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller. But Heller was instrumental in N.W.A.'s success.

Terrence Howard in court trying to undo divorce agreement

Howard contends the 2012 agreement that dictated how his ex-wife Michelle Ghent would be paid was extorted by Ghent, who threatened to leak information about his sex life.

Escape rooms: Video game fun, real people and situations

Listen in as the Fitzpatrick family tries to crack a safe and rob a bank — in good fun, of course. It's part of a live, interactive game that's catching on.

Isla Vista: Petition opposes film said to resemble shootings

Some say the horror film exhibits a similarity to last year's deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Unprecedented security in place for 'Compton' film premiere

Invited guests had to navigate various barricades and pass through metal detectors before picking up their tickets for Monday night's world premiere at the Microsoft Theatre at LA Live.

The Broad Museum: 2,000 pieces of art — from Koons to Warhol — find a new home downtown

Imagine moving your office after 30 years; now imagine that your office contains over 2,000 pieces of art. That's the challenge facing the staff of the new Broad Museum.

When TV imitates life: John Ridley on the accidental timeliness of 'American Crime'

John Horn talks with "American Crime" creator John Ridley and actor Richard Cabral, who plays Hector Tonz , about the timely themes in the Emmy-nominated series.

Kate Mara's terrible wig and other reasons why 'Fantastic Four' flopped

The spectacular demise of “Fantastic Four” offers a case study in what can go wrong when a studio rushes a film into production and clashes with its director. Or when a makeup department slaps a random wig on an actress during reshoots,

Where's that train station in the 'True Detective' season finale?

It's called the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or "ARTIC" for short.