Arts & Entertainment

'Future Shock' author Alvin Toffler dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

The big deal: Lions Gate to buy Starz in $4.4 billion deal

The company behind "The Hunger Games" says it can use the cable company to air its library of movies and TV shows.

Motion Picture Academy president works towards diversity 'goals' not 'quotas'

This year's list of invitees is the biggest and most diverse ever. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs wants to double the amount of women and non-white members by 2020.

Meet the LA Chicano artist who made prints for Banksy

A few years ago we lost an iconic artist who paved the way for Chicano art in Los Angeles. Today Richard Duardo is remembered in a new exhibit honoring his work.

Sara Watkins — Hello, new record. Farewell, Garrison Keillor

July 1 is a big day for the musician and singer. "Young In All The Wrong Ways" is released and she performs on Keillor’s final “Prairie Home Companion” show.

Angelyne's little pink Corvette — it's for sale

What else do you get the person who's finally ready to live their best life pretending to be Malibu Barbie? Angelyne will even sign the car for you.

3,000 miles from Broadway, dreams stay alive for The Great White Way

The Broadway Dreams workshop provides intensive one-week training for aspiring performers. Teachers include pros such as Taye Diggs.

Batman helped Paul Dini overcome trauma, both child and adult

In his comic book “Dark Night: A True Batman Story,” Dini writes about his childhood, being beaten by a bully, being mugged as an adult and his road to recover his self-esteem.

To increase arts equity, LA county starts with town halls

For ideas on increasing diversity in arts, the L.A. County Arts Commission held a series of 12 town halls in neighborhoods all across the county.

NBC going all out for Summer Olympic coverage in Rio

Between Aug. 5-21, NBC will be all Olympics, all the time. Even "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" will be replaced with programming from Brazil.

Smithsonian restores the original Starship Enterprise

Conservators restored the Starship Enterprise model from the original "Star Trek" series, and it goes on display at the Smithsonian this week.

Why Gary Ross quit 'The Hunger Games' to do 'Free State of Jones'

The filmmaker approached making the movie the way a graduate student might take on a dissertation — through years and years of research and studying.

'Mystery Science Theater 3000,' RiffTrax & the MST3K reunion

Lampooning movies — new and old — is a way of life for everyone who graduated from “Mystery Science Theater 3000." They've spawned offspring, and now planned a reunion and a revival.

Movie theater chain again found not liable for Colorado shooting

A second lawsuit that alleged Cinemark did not do enough to prevent the 2012 massacre at a cineplex in Aurora has failed. What does this mean for theater security?

Can LA compete with San Francisco for the Lucas Museum?

Filmmaker George Lucas wants to open his own museum, but seems the force is not in Chicago.

BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments

A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics.