Arts & Entertainment

What does political art try to reveal?

There's a controversial art installation that's popped up in L.A. and other cities: A life-size Donald Trump statue... that's naked. Like, zero clothing.

What were they thinking? How the U.S. men's swimmers ended up in hot water

U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, 32, issued an apology on Instagram this morning after lying about an armed robbery in Rio to cover his bad behavior and that of his teammates last weekend.

Rape accusations haunt early Oscar favorite ‘The Birth of a Nation’

After garnering the highest price of any film in Sundance history, Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” became an early Oscar favorite. However, a rape trial from more than 15 years ago could jeopardize that.

10 ways to spend this warm SoCal weekend

Most of the city might be at the Coliseum to watch the Rams take on the Chiefs Saturday, but if you aren't a big football fan, there's still plenty to do.

A former LA Ram has advice for new players in Los Angeles

Yes, the traffic's bad, the weather's great. But when you move to a larger market like Los Angeles, you become a very small fish in a very large pond.

CAA: Going inside the Hollywood's belly of the beast

James Andrew Miller's latest oral history book is “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency.”

Natalie Portman and the importance of having women as directors

The actress directs her first feature film, "A Tale of Love and Darkness," and talks about how directing has made an impact on her as a woman.

Reading by Moonlight: Ron Arias, Rafael Cardenas and more

From events at The Last Bookstore to a book of photographs from a beloved Eastside artist, Libros Schmibros founder David Kipen shares his literary picks.

Will cosmetic regulation kill independent beauty brands?

A new bill has been proposed to give the Food and Drug Administration authority to test cosmetic ingredients, as well as recall products that prove to be unsafe for consumers.

Is Netflix the future of television?

Netflix is rolling out with 600 hours of original content this year. The move might be great for cord-cutters and fans, but it has incurred the wrath of at least one person.

Netflix documentary shows 'other side' of Steve Aoki

Before the champagne showers, Steve Aoki had long been building his own empire. A new documentary reveals how he stepped out from his famous father's shadow.

Please don't run over the piano player

Musician and composer Manuel Lima is camped out on the Sunset Strip where passersby can stop and observe his daily routine, which includes a daylong piano performance.

Travis Knight moves from corner office to director's chair for 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

The president and CEO of the stop-motion animation studio Laika has overseen several films, but the company's latest film marks his directing debut.

How Nate Parker's legal past is clouding 'The Birth of a Nation'

Nate Parker is the force behind the much-anticipated slavery-era film, but as more information comes out regarding his 1999 rape trial, his visibility could become a liability for the movie.

Comics Empower brings comic books alive for the blind

One comic book lover has started an online comic book store that caters to the blind.

The reality show 'COPS' is 'the best recruiting tool for policing ever'

Retired police sergeant Randy Sutton says he regularly hears from people who decided to enter law enforcement after watching his appearances on "COPS."