Arts & Entertainment

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics online, on TV — and without cable

We've got all the details on how to watch the Olympics — including where to watch them live in L.A.

Treating the Olympics ceremony like a big film production

For the third consecutive Summer Games, the opening ceremony is being directed by a filmmaker. For Brazil, it's Fernando Meirelles.

An American Muslim fencer lunges into US Olympic history in Rio

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is set to become the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympic Games while wearing a hijab.

After a rough run-up, Rio aims for an 'awesome' Opening Ceremony

The Friday night spectacle could be "a drug for depression in Brazil," says the creative director of the show that viewers around the world will see tonight.

What it takes to be an 'American Ninja Warrior' with stuntwoman Jessie Graff

Graff has been on the show over three seasons but her full-time job is as a stuntwoman for movies like "Transformers" and the "X-Men" films.

Filmmaker Barbara Kopple on how cancer made Sharon Jones stronger

Barbara Kopple met singer Sharon Jones on the day she got her head shaved after starting chemo. Jones was radiating so much positivity that Kopple says she was like 'a force of nature.'

Race to Rio: Diary of an Olympic athlete

SoCal native and marathon runner, Desiree Linden is hoping to make amends after a disappointing turn of events at the London Olympics, four years ago.

8 things to do in SoCal this weekend

From beers at the L.A. Zoo to a sunset movie at the beach, here's how to make your weekend a golden one.

Rad Coffee serves up joe with punk rock, monsters

Rad Coffee bills itself as the first specialty coffee shop in downtown Upland. They offer drinks like vegan cold brews, and Frankenstein-inspired blended green tea.

'Doc McStuffins,' 'Elena of Avalor' and the question of diversity in kids' TV

The uproar over whether "Doc McStuffins" will be renewed on Disney Jr. for a fifth season re-ignites a conversation over the amount of diversity and inclusion in children's television.

Kate McKinnon: 'I can't do an impression of someone I don't like'

The "Saturday Night Live" cast member and "Ghostbusters" star has done impressions of Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

A response to the drug culture at raves

The public health non-profit group DanceSafe offers education and even drug testing, but its hands are tied by a federal law that has rave promoters wary.

Softball makes it back to the Olympics

Yesterday the International Olympic Committee made the announcement that five new events will be added to the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.

The Mexican Western you probably didn't know about

'Tiempo de Morir' was penned by the legendary Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Ford Theatre on Friday.

See the 1971 Land Rover painted by Keith Haring here in LA

It's an unlikely canvas, but you can see the SUV with Haring's signature cookie-cutter people, crawling babies and animals now at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

'Border Bang': Artist Jorge Gutierrez and the vivid pop culture of the US-Tijuana border

"I didn't know that Mickey Mouse and Mr. T and Elvis didn't hang out," says the artist and animator. "I just got used to seeing them together."