Arts & Entertainment

Why Hollywood might not be as liberal as you think

Arts editor Mary McNamara confronts the idea that Hollywood has a liberal agenda. She says a love of guns and white men rules the screen.

How director Pam MacKinnon brought the whimsical French film 'Amélie' to the stage

Theater director, Pam MacKinnon, turned the beloved movie “Amélie” into a stage musical starring one of the leads from “Hamilton.”

Why the George Lucas Museum still doesn't have a home

George Lucas is one of the biggest names in film. But finding a place to build his museum is proving problematic. Bloomberg reporter, Devin Leonard explains.

Tom Hiddleston at Golden Globes: maybe not the best charity spokesman

The Twitter storm over the actor's comments at the Golden Globes raises the question: What makes an ideal celebrity spokesperson?

Pining for a cozy winter drink? Try an evergreen liqueur

In Europe, pine-flavored spirits are a staple at ski lodges, but the idea has been slow to catch on in the U.S. As more American distilleries experiment with trees, however, that is changing.

Golden Globes: Hope, Trump upstage 'La La Land's' moment in the sun

The night was notable for the widespread diversity of its winners and the eloquence of honoree Meryl Streep, who knocked the president-elect for his use of power and rank.

Golden Globes 2017: See the full list of winners

"La La Land" set a Golden Globe record with seven wins, including best picture in the comedy or musical category. It's now likely a front-runner in the Oscars race.

Prolific author and jazz writer Nat Hentoff dies at 91

The First Amendment champion and lifelong jazz enthusiast authored dozens of books and regularly contributed to several newspapers, in a writing career spanning more than six decades.

Renowned Indian actor Om Puri dies at 66

Puri began acting in Indian art house cinema in the 1970s and soon branched into British and American films, including "Gandhi" in 1982 and "Charlie Wilson's War" in 2007.

Songwriters Pasek and Paul: 'It's an exciting time' for musicals

Justin Paul and Benj Pasek wrote the song lyrics for "La La Land" and the songs for the current Broadway hit musical, "Dear Evan Hansen."

TV trends from the buzziest tech trade show of the year

Entertainment reporter Lucas Shaw shares three big trends from the Consumer Electronics Show, where companies like Amazon and Hulu demo new products and services.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The new year is in full swing (so is the weekend!) and it's time to attempt something new — whether it's trying your hand at standup comedy or braving a Metro ride in your underwear. Your choice.

2017 just started, but these shows already have buzz

A report on the state of television in early 2017. What is there to look forward to? What's coming to an end? What are the latest trends?

'Bright Lights' director: 'We wanted to make a love story about a mother and daughter'

Filmmakers Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom were invited by Carrie Fisher to chronicle her mother’s indomitable pursuit of performing.

'Breaking News': Art confronts media failings at Getty

"Breaking News" at the Getty shows, relentlessly, how easily and often newspeople fail in the simple, but immense task of conveying what is actually going on in the world.

'Hidden Figures' scribe is used to being the only woman in the room

Screenwriter Allison Schroeder is used to being the only woman at the table, but she's working to get more women "in the room where it happens" in Hollywood.