Arts & Entertainment

Olga Garay-English on where L.A. stands in the arts and culture world

The former head of the city's Department of Cultural Affairs says L.A. has all the elements for a great arts climate, but needs a more mature philanthropic base.

'The Interview' expands video-on-demand access

Sony Pictures Entertainment says it is expanding the digital availability of "The Interview" to top cable, satellite and telecom services, beginning Wednesday and increasing through the weekend.

'Gilmore Girls' patriarch Edward Herrmann dies

Edward Herrmann, perhaps best known as grandfather Richard Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls," has died. He was 71 and died in a New York hospital following a fight with brain cancer.

New Year's Eve: Netflix helps parents trick kids into sleeping early

Netflix announced a New Year's Eve special for kids, designed to let parents give their kids an early countdown. If they're up late, watch a live stream of Times Square right here.

Christine Cavanaugh, voice of 'Babe,' dies at 51

Christine Cavanaugh, a prolific voice actress whose characters included the titular character of "Babe," has died. She was 51.

Peter Sellars on the politics of flex dancing and revisiting the Spanish conquest

Still iconoclastic after all these years, the stage and opera director talks about the intersection of history and social issues in the arts.

Was North Korea really behind the Sony hack?

A California cyber-security firm has done its own investigation on the Sony hack and concludes North Korea is not behind the attacks.

How did women and minorities play out in Hollywood in 2014?

The hack attack at Sony and the studio’s film, “The Interview,” dominated recent headlines, but plenty more happened this year in the movie world.

Luise Rainer, first to win consecutive acting Oscars, dies

Rainer took the best actress prize for "The Great Ziegfeld" in 1936 and "The Good Earth" in 1937, becoming the first to win in consecutive years — a feat since achieved by only four other actors.

Writer-director J.C. Chandor spares the violence in 'A Most Violent Year'

The filmmaker says he wants to make movies that "get people off of their couch," to make the effort and experience a worthwhile journey.

How did 'The Interview' fare at the box office and on video-on-demand?

Sony says its controversial comedy brought in $15 million online and $2.8 million in theaters, but will the studio ever make back its investment?

Normalizing US-Cuba diplomatic relations may paint a new picture for artists

For Esterio Segura, the possibility of easier travel between Cuba and the U.S. means having his voice heard through art.

'The Interview,' now Sony's top online film ever, earns $15M

The film also earned nearly $3 million through screenings at 331 theaters. The comedy that was pulled from widespread release following threats was rented or bought more than 2 million times.

Rob Marshall's 'Into the Woods' gets lost in Sondheim's Irony

The big problem is that Marshall isn't nearly ruthless enough in rethinking "Into the Woods" as an honest-to-God movie.

Before the Internet, librarians would 'answer everything' — and still do

The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions.

Box Office: 'Hobbit' wins Christmas, 'Big Eyes' flops

Despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."