Arts & Entertainment

Pixar's Ed Catmull says innovation and community is key to studio's success

The pioneering computer scientist helped build Pixar into the empire it is today, but he understands the need to constantly innovate.

'Carol' tops Spirit Awards nominees

The romantic drama set in the 1950s leads the pack with six nominations followed by Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight, which each received five nods.

Thanksgiving 2015: Where to feast in SoCal (and other festive events)

Thanksgiving by the beach? How about a turkey dinner and a comedy show? Here's a list of where to eat and what to do on Thanksgiving.

'The Hunting Ground' and the axis of journalism and advocacy

Simon Kilmurry, executive director of the International Documentary Association, says documentaries have an "obligation to be accurate and as truthful" as they can be.

How director Ryan Coogler went from 'Fruitvale Station' to 'Creed'

The "Rocky" movies have united three generations of 'Creed' director Ryan Coogler's family, who watched them for inspiration during their own struggles.

'Toy Story' at 20: How Pixar gambled on computer animation and changed movie history

Pixar was the first studio to release a computer-animated feature. The company's commitment to storytelling is key to its success.

A club owner considers LA nightlife after the Paris attacks

Mitch Edelson, whose family owns several nightclubs in L.A., talks about how their venues will handle security in the wake of the terrorist episode at a concert venue in France.

The origin story of SNL's edgy rival, 'MADtv' (part 2)

Every year that "MADtv" was on air, it was on the verge of being canceled. The cast felt overlooked by Fox, but that gave them a lot of creative freedom.

Why Todd Haynes is compelled to make movies with female leads

The director's new movie, "Carol," is about a love affair between two women and it stars Cate Blanchett. Haynes says the lack of female lead roles is a "head-scratcher."

Missy Elliott stages a comeback in downtown Los Angeles

Dave Meyers has been behind Missy Elliott music videos for 15 years. Now, Meyers and Missy are back with "WTF (Where They From?)" shot in downtown Los Angeles.

5 Every Week: Godly burgers, goodbye Hotel Figueroa, and Goldblum

Behold: five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to adventures from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do in LA

Let's celebrate our week of hard work with beer, pancakes and more beer. Here's everything you need to know.

'The Hunting Ground' documents epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses

Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering talk about the making of their documentary and how they gained the trust of their subjects.

The origin story of SNL's edgy rival, MadTV (part 1)

Twenty years ago, "MADtv" aired as an edgier competitor to "Saturday Night Live." Not only did "MADtv" have a different style, it also featured a more diverse cast.

Thanksgiving, an Italian restaurateur, and JFK's death

November, 1963. Piero Selvaggio, who would later open Valentino in Santa Monica, had just arrived in America. His first Thanksgiving was a mix of wonder at the American holiday and sadness at the death of JFK.

Kurt Sutter bids a public farewell to 'The Bastard Executioner'

FX announced the cancellation of 'The Bastard Executioner' after its season finale aired on Tuesday. In response, creator Kurt Sutter posted a public farewell.