Arts & Entertainment

Deborah Borda on leaving the LA Phil and why the NEA will survive

When CEO Deborah Borda came to Los Angeles in 2000, the Philharmonic was in a state of disarray. Seventeen years later, it's among the world's most prosperous symphony orchestras.

A muppet with autism joins the cast of 'Sesame Street'

Julia has bright red hair, big green eyes and she loves to draw. She can be a little shy, but Elmo and Abby Cadabby don't mind. She's voiced by Stacey Gordon, whose son is on the autism spectrum, too.

Composer Julia Adolphe turns city sounds into a symphonic poem

The young composer is already attracting national attention with her nuanced use of color and texture.

Revisiting a dark chapter for Japanese-Americans

An exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum documents the 1942 executive order that forced more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans into detention camps.

'Deidra & Laney Rob a Train' director says her leads don't need boy crushes

Her latest film, “Deidra & Laney,” is a coming-of-age story about two teenage sisters who go down an unusual path to support themselves.

How to make a movie while pregnant

British filmmaker Alice Lowe may have broken new ground by carrying her unborn daughter to term while writing, directing and starring in the movie "Prevenge."

Veteran actors and producers in Palm Springs bring back the Golden Age of radio

Peter Marshall of “The Hollywood Squares,” Gavin McLeod and Joyce Bulifant of “Mary Tyler Moore,” Millicent Martinfrom Broadway and “Frasier.” With the median age well above 70, nearly everyone in the production has a personal connection to Golden Age radio.

Off-Ramp Recommends: Bach in the Subways

To celebrate the birthday of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, classical musicians are taking to the streets (really, UNDER them) to share their love of classical music.

'Monopoly' welcomes the T-Rex, duck and penguin

Somehow, we got all wrapped up in the evolution of Monopoly pieces, so we're here to close the circle by letting you know what's staying and what's going in the new editions of the game.

Want to eat green for St. Patrick's Day? Do it the Irish way — with seaweed

Algae was long a part of Irish cuisine. Nutrient-rich, it helped some survive the Great Famine. Irish cooks reviving the practice say it's not just good for you – it's a zap of flavor from the sea.

7 almost-free ways to spend your weekend in SoCal

If you don't plan on trekking 26 miles on foot, choose from sipping on green beer, getting personal with the city's wild side or digging into some pie.

Trump's budget plan cuts funding for arts, humanities and public media

The proposed spending cuts released on Thursday would affect local arts groups as well as public radio and TV stations nationwide.

Art critic Jerry Saltz finds hope for America at the Whitney Biennial

The Whitney Museum of America Art will open it's doors to the 2017 Biennial on March 17 and NY Magazine's senior art critic says the show affirms what's best in America.

'The Last Laugh': Nazi jokes? Sure! Holocaust jokes? Not so much

A new documentary explores the ways that comedians and pop culture have used Nazis, the Holocaust and anti-semitism in comedy and satire.

'The Sense of an Ending' director Ritesh Batra on film censorship in India

Ritesh Batra won international acclaim for his debut feature film "The Lunchbox" in 2013. Now Batra has directed his first English-language movie, “The Sense of an Ending."

Donna Fuller: What a voice, and what a life!

85-year old jazz contralto Donna Fuller performed in Playboy Jazz clubs, toured with Christine Jorgensen, was A-list adjacent, and made two really good albums you should listen to.