Arts & Entertainment

Before Mazzy Star, the late Keith Mitchell was 'the Buddy Rich of punk rock' in LA groups

The late Keith Mitchell showed his stuff early in Monitor and The Romans, adventurous, seriously fun bands of the 70s and 80s.

'The Handmaid's Tale': Yvonne Strahovski gives emotional depth to a villain

The actress talks about becoming Serena Joy Waterford, filming during the U.S. presidential election, and why this character was so hard to let go of.

Roger Ailes, former Fox News CEO, dies at 77

Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, the network says, citing a statement from the late executive's family. Ailes resigned from his post leading Fox News last July.

Female broadcaster set to make NFL history in Chargers/Broncos

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever woman to call an NFL game televised nationally — the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game on Sept. 11.

'Downward Dog' puts an angsty talking dog inside a millennial rom-com

Don't be mistaken, "Downward Dog" is not the "Mr Ed" of 2017. Instead, the ABC comedy gives a fresh take on the talking animal genre and in the process illuminates something about modern day relationships.

What 'Actually' is sexual assault? A new play explores the question of consent

Anna Ziegler's play "Actually" delves deeply into the murky territory that often surrounds the he-said, she-said accounts of a reported sexual assault.

How the escalator area at Disney Concert Hall became an immersive art space

Nimbus is a scientific word for a storm cloud, but this story isn’t about the weather. It’s about an art installation in Downtown Los Angeles.

​Jimmy Kimmel set to return as host for 90th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday said Kimmel will return for the 90th Oscars with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, the team behind this year's ceremony.

Tiny Tim and Tin Pan Alley live again in new cassette (!) from Burger Records

It's a perfect storm of anachronisms. Burger Records, the LA label, just released an album from the early 1970s ... of Tinpan Alley songs ... on cassette ... recorded in the early 1970s ... by Tiny Tim.

Did Conan O'Brien steal a joke about 'shrinkage'? It may be up to a jury to decide

Tom Brady and a Washington Monument penis joke figure prominently in a joke theft accusation that may land Conan O'Brien in court.

'The Designated Mourner': Wallace Shawn's play finds new meaning

Shawn and collaborator Andre Gregory revived the play because the story it tells — people struggling while their country slips into anti-intellectual fascism — remains relevant.

Sex and violence reign supreme in the NSFW TV adaptation of 'American Gods'

"American Gods" showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green talk about the portrayals of sex, violence and religion in the series, based on the Neil Gaiman novel.

'Deadwood' actor Powers Boothe dies at 68

Powers Boothe was known for his roles as a villain in TV's "Deadwood," and in the movies "Tombstone," "Sin City" and "The Avengers." Boothe died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Johnny Depp to star in movie about McAfee software inventor

Johnny Depp is set to star in "King of the Jungle," a dark comedy about the eccentric inventor of McAfee Antivirus software, John McAfee.

A mother finds joy in helping a child navigate their shared traits

An unexpectedly rich reward of motherhood is the chance to show your child how to deal with traits passed down from you.

A Mother's Day update on TV moms

A lot has changed on television in the last 20 years. How are these shifts treating TV moms?