Arts & Entertainment

At the dawn of recorded sound, no one cared

In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.

REVIEW: Bring your magnifying glass for Dean Byington's new show at Kohn Gallery

What does this immense, immaculate swath of thwarted representation actually represent? Trying to answer that question bears heavily on your mind. And that’s a worthwhile experience.

Manchester: Why music matters to girls and why girls matter to music

Following the Manchester bombing, NPR music critic Ann Powers wrote, "Young girls loving music, whatever kind of music, are truth. I believe in them and nothing can annihilate their truth."

Making the Netflix crime series 'The Keepers' was 'sickening' for filmmaker Ryan White

The documentary investigates a mysterious murder, but then finds a bigger story about sexual abuse and the power of the Catholic Church in Maryland.

He called himself 'one lucky bastard:' Sir Roger Moore dies at 89

British actor Sir Roger Moore has died. He began his career as a model and small-time MGM studio player, but was best known for stepping into the role of James Bond in the 1970s and 1980s.

‘Black Mirror’ creator: 'It’s a giddy time to be alive'

Charlie Brooker and his co-executive producer, Annabel Jones, talk about their dark sci-fi series that's been likened to a modern-day "Twilight Zone."

The heat is turning up for Fyre Festival with new FBI investigation

The fallout from the ill-fated Fyre Festival continues, with news that the FBI is looking into possible fraud committed by the promoters.

Long Beach Pride in 23 pictures

Thousands of people took to the streets last weekend, many in rainbow finery, to march in Long Beach's 34th annual Pride Festival.

Bjork Digital: 'Digging a cave with a teaspoon'

A virtual reality exhibition offers fans an intimate new way to see — not simply hear — Björk's music. "The limitations are what excite me most," she says.

#NoneShallPasadena: Prepare for a traffic nightmare this weekend

The city expects coinciding events to attract tens of thousands to the area. The calendar includes two U2 concerts, a two-day NASA JPL open house and the final leg of a cycling tour.

Drake, Beyonce early winners at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Drake earned 10 early awards Sunday morning. The show will also include a tribute to Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

Cloud Eggs: The food fad that's centuries old

The fanciful dish was meant to impress nearly 400 years ago. They're a time-honored tradition tinged with a bit of kitchen science.

Tommy Lasorda hospitalized

Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized. The 89-year-old Hall of Famer has a history of heart problems.

The hidden world that made the circus happen

As the "Greatest Show on Earth" plays its final act, the cast and crew say goodbye to more than a livelihood.

In Google's vision of the future, computing is immersive

Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a world blurring the virtual and the real.

To 'Guardians' director James Gunn, music not just an afterthought

There's a ton of pop music in the film — mostly '70s and '80s tunes — that are personally selected by Gunn.