Arts & Entertainment

'The Boss' director Ben Falcone won't let his kids watch his movies

Falcone and his wife, Melissa McCarthy, have made two R-rated films, and even though his kids appear in "The Boss," the language and material is too adult for them.

Vin Scully Avenue is now an official street

Dodger Stadium used to be at 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Now it's 1000 Vin Scully Ave. in honor of the legendary announcer, who came with the team to Los Angeles.

Meet Milton Avery, America's 'most famous unknown artist'

Milton Avery (1885-1965) was so good at color, he wowed Rothko. But he’s been criminally underrepresented in local museums. Until now.

Author Beverly Cleary turns 100 with wit, candor

Her birthday on Tuesday will be marked with a slice of carrot cake at her retirement home, where they'll show the movie "Discovering Beverly Cleary: An Oregon Art Beat."

Hunting down 'authentic ethnic food', a loaded proposition

In a new book, an NYU scholar explores how immigrants shape the American palate. He says it's time to ditch the phrase "ethnic food" — which lumps all nonwhite people and their cuisines together.

Suzan-Lori Parks: Today is 'very much the same' as 1862

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's latest work, "Father Comes Home From The Wars," connects the notion of freedom from the Civil War to the present-day.

Ben Harper: 'We've come too far to still be here'

The socially-conscious singer and songwriter addresses police brutality against African Americans on his new album, "Call It What It Is."

Weekend Events: 8 great things to do in Los Angeles

We've got eight great ways for you to spend your weekend — from an overnight comedy show to beer, baseball and a bonus Carrie Brownstein appearance.

3 things to know about the Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival

Organizers say they don't want the three-day annual music festival — slated for June 2017 at the Rose Bowl — to become Pasadena's version of Coachella.

New 'Star Wars' trailer previews the story of rebels past

A teaser trailer dropped today for "Rogue One" — the latest "Star Wars" film that is the first in a series of spinoff films that will include a young Han Solo story.

Universal Hollywood's Harry Potter attraction opens

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened to a huge crowd before dawn Thursday. See images of the park's attractions.

Advocates gather at City Hall to urge more investment in the arts

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors declared this week Arts Week, while arts advocates gathered at City Hall on Wednesday to push for more funding.

What you need to know before you (try to) visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Hold on to your scarf and run through Platform 9 3/4. The newest attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood opens on Thursday.

RIP Merle Haggard: 'He knew what pain and isolation' were

Filmmaker Gandulf Hennig talks about his documentary on the outlaw country music star, who died on his 79th birthday.

California country music legend Merle Haggard dies at 79

The masterful guitarist, fiddler, songwriter and co-founder of the "Bakersfield Sound" died Wednesday at his home, on his birthday, his manager said.

Jesse Eisenberg multitasks between the screen and the stage

The actor is currently in "Batman v Superman" as the villain Lex Luthor. And the first play he wrote, "The Revisionist," is having its West Coast premiere at The Wallis.