Arts & Entertainment

40 nominees unveiled for 2017 National Book Awards

Of the names announced by the National Book Foundation, four will take home the literary prize in November.

Vietnam War documentary concerns those with PTSD

"The Vietnam War" documentary – produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick – is being billed as a rare cultural milestone. But people who work with veterans say the documentary may be too intense for some of those who fought in Vietnam.

Play Emmys 2017 bingo: Printable cards for you to play along

The Emmys are this Sunday night, honoring the greatest achievements in television. What crazy things are going to happen? Play along and print your own Emmys 2017 bingo card right here.

Latin American art that highlights the complexity of cultural identity

"It is too reductive that we know precisely what is Latin American cultural identity, or Latino cultural identity of Los Angeles."

Natalie Portman explores ethics of 'Eating Animals' in new documentary

The actress produced and narrated the new documentary, which is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book of the same name.

7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Our list has free music and arts festivals, a vegetarian food showcase, and a dance party at the zoo. Check out the entire lineup.

Frank Vincent, who portrayed dapper mobsters, dies at 80

With his strong chin, manicured hair and steely glare, Vincent could bring an air of menace to almost any atmosphere.

Ai Wei Wei's 'Human Flow' is about more than the refugee crisis — it's about our humanity

Ai Wei Wei's feature doc takes an on-the-ground look at the migrant crisis in 23 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

How Giancarlo Esposito's suicidal thoughts led him to direct a movie

The "Breaking Bad" star discusses the low point in his career that led him to his second directorial effort about reality television and suicide.

Greta Gerwig didn't want 'Lady Bird' to be a typical teen girl movie

The actress, who has co-written other films, discusses her first solo directing effort on "Lady Bird" and lessons she learned from other directors.

The hidden history of queer Chicanos in LA

There's a rich LGBT history in L.A., but with few stories involving people of color. Those stories are in the spotlight at L.A.'s MOCA Pacific Design Center.

How good are telethons at raising money?

A star-studded telethon airs tonight to help hurricane victims. But telethons are a bit of an anachronism when it's just as easy to donate with a click.

Mike White says 'Brad's Status' is a gift to his father

The filmmaker stopped by The Frame with his father to talk about his latest movie — which was inspired by their relationship.

Playing against type: The tale of 'California Typewriter'

“California Typewriter” is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse.

Dodgers, once flying high, are tumbling with a losing streak

They had the best record just a few weeks ago. Now, they've lost 10 games in a row.

​Don Ohlmeyer, longtime network TV executive, dies at 72

Longtime friend Al Michaels announced Ohlmeyer's death while broadcasting NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.