Arts & Entertainment

8 SoCal shops to check out on Independent Bookstore Day

It's like Record Store Day for the bookish crowd. Shops across Southern California will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with events and special edition items.

Free weekend? 9 fun and almost-free things to do

How about free music, bird watching over beer and a little help with your spring cleaning? Here's everything you need to know.

Tax credit has officials hopeful Hollywood will shoot locally

California is preparing to launch its newly-expanded tax credits program. The available funding has more than tripled — from $100 million to $330 million annually.

Ever wanted to walk down Wilshire Boulevard?

Tom Carroll, host of YouTube's "Tom Explores Los Angeles," will lead a 16-mile walk Wednesday down one of Los Angeles' most iconic streets.

Josh Gad on 'The Comedians' and almost turning down 'Book of Mormon'

The "Book of Mormon" and "Frozen" actor plays a version of himself on FX's "The Comedians," whose failures are heightened, with negative traits multiplied.

Your chance to see a B-24 Liberator bomber like the one from 'Unbroken'

Next week, the same plane Louis Zamperini flew in World War II — as depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "Unbroken" — goes on display in Torrance.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined $25,000 by NBA

Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA for public criticism of the officiating after Los Angeles' Game 5 loss to San Antonio.

Hulu lands 'Seinfeld,' original shows from Poehler, Franco

Streaming outlets are making a play to be the new TV networks. The latest big deal: "Seinfeld," which some outlets are pegging at around $180 million over five years.

Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa's rock inspiration: Hanson

Stella Mozgawa's now in the indie band Warpaint and is living her teenage fantasy. "The last thing that you want to do is invite mediocrity into some innocent person's life."

'Montage of Heck' shows how Kurt Cobain's fear of ridicule turned into art

"It ends with Kurt saying 'I got out of class, and kids were there to make fun of me, and I couldn't handle the ridicule, so I went to the train tracks to kill myself.'"

The sub-cult of Billy the Mime, an actual good mime. No, really.

You missed a rare local performance by Billy the Mime. Read this to find out why you shouldn't miss the next one.

Tony Awards 2015: 'An American In Paris,' 'Fun Home' top musical nods

The frontrunners in the dramatic arena are "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Hand to God." Meanwhile, Hollywood stars trying Broadway mostly came up short.

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins does TV, podcasts and everything else

Tompkins has his own TV show and podcast, performs live shows, appears as a guest on numerous other podcasts and writes and performs on several other TV shows.

Update: Joni Mitchell 'alert,' not in a coma, singer's website says

The singer-songwriter is alert and "she comprehends," according to her website. Earlier media reports said she was in coma and unresponsive.

William Pope.L's 'Trinket' slowly tears away at an American flag

Pope.L's “Trinket” focuses on a massive American Flag slowly being shredded by the giant, high-velocity fans that Hollywood uses to stage tornadoes and hurricanes.

New music from My Morning Jacket, Olivia Chaney and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our new music segment, music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen to talk about the best new albums.