Arts & Entertainment

How can I experience SXSW without actually going?

There are ways to enjoy the festival vicariously without succumbing to soul-cleaving jealousy.

Sundance is to Oscar hopefuls as SXSW is to irreverent comedies

The South by Southwest Film Festival has become a showcase that makes room for both scrappy little indies and really big comedies. And there's plenty of TV, too.

Pianist Josh Nelson on "Exploring Mars," performing live

What does Mars sound like on a piano? Pianist Josh Nelson came up with one answer on his latest album, "Exploring Mars."

Serena Williams ends 14-year boycott with return to Indian Wells

Williams boycotted the BNP Paribas Open after she was booed there at 19 years old after her sister Venus pulled out of a match.

How Robert Williams of Juxtapoz went from outlaw artist to mainstream

"Once you take the sophistication out of art you have a much larger and imaginative playing field... A cartoon has a far far larger vocabulary than any other form of art."

LA Marathon: Cyclists to ride the streets before the race

The event was originally a bike race but was cancelled last minute due to a lack of permits last year. It continues on as a bike ride and not so much a race.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

It’s going to be a hot one, Angelenos. Slap on your sunscreen and let's hit the town. Here's everything you need to know.

LA Phil to collaborate with the Fukushima Youth Orchestra

The Frame spoke with L.A. Philharmonic Association President Deborah Borda to learn more about the L.A. Phil's plans for Asia.

Bjork at MoMA: Leave your brain at the door

We take an audio tour of the Bjork exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art and consider the media backlash along the way.

Soundtrack keeps 'Empire' fans hooked all week long

"Empire" fans have another way of interacting with their favorite show: the soundtrack.

Will Ferrell to play for Dodgers, Angels in spring training stunt

The comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday.

Musician-attorney Joe Escalante says the 'Blurred Lines' jury 'got it wrong'

The punk rock bassist, who also owns a record label, says the verdict means lawyers will now dictate how music should sound.

John Ridley: 'Showrunners have to do better' at improving diversity

The Oscar-winning screenwriter talks about moving from film to television, the surprising origins of his new series, "American Crime," and making sure his crew is diverse.

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao begin countdown to big fight

The fight has been five years in the making and will break records — it will cost fans more than any other fight in history.

TV producer David Shore goes from 'House' to 'Battle Creek'

"Battle Creek" was the brainchild of "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, who sold it to CBS 12 years ago. It was revived by David Shore, creator of the hit show, “House.”

'Still Alice' writer-director Richard Glatzer dies at 63

Diagnosed in 2011 with ALS also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, Glatzer took on the project of "Still Alice" in a very early stage of his disease.