Arts & Entertainment

Theo Rossi rolls up on cultural identity in 'Lowriders'

"There’s hundreds of thousands of dollars being put into these cars because they’re living art pieces," the actor said when he recently talked to Morning Edition.

The Styled Side: 'Wonder Woman' and superhero merch

The film "Wonder Woman" could be big in proving that there's a large market for female-oriented superhero merchandise.

Diane Rodriguez's new play explores labor politics and personal sacrifice

The playwright/director has a lengthy personal connection to the United Farm Workers and El Teatro Campesino, and those connections proved vital to her new play, "The Sweetheart Deal."

6 ways to win this Mother's Day weekend in SoCal

Choose from any of these pampering options for the mother figure in your life (or you can go solo), from an outdoor woodland creature circus performance, a fashion bake sale and more.

LA Chamber Orchestra Maestro Jeffrey Kahane's exit interview, with piano

Sitting at the most beautiful piano in the world, Jeffrey Kahane gives us a preview of his final concert as maestro of the LA Chamber Orchestra

Michael Parks, TV and movie character actor, dies at 77

Parks had more than a hundred film and TV credits as villains and antiheroes in a career lasting more than 50 years. He was a favorite of directors Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith and David Lynch.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead said yes to 'Fargo' without even reading a script

For Winstead, this role was several years in the making. She’d been in talks with “Fargo” series creator Noah Hawley ever since the FX show began, but no role was quite right for her ... until now.

Summer 2017 movies: Beyond 'Pirates,' 'Apes,' and 'Transformers'

The 2017 summer movie season will be dominated by sequels, but there are also plenty of promising original films to watch out for too.

Off-Ramp Recommendation: Giant ants invade Union Station Friday night!

Leonard Nimoy, James Whitmore, Union Station, and giant ants! What's not to love. Come to a free outdoor screening of 1954's "Them!"

Saxophonist Big Jay McNeely, 'King of the Honkers,' still steals the show at 90

Off-Ramp's jazz correspondent Sean J. O'Connell talks with the irrepressible showman and sax master Big Jay McNeely, who'll be honored May 17 at The Grammy Museum in Downtown LA.

Disneyland's first, hand-drawn map goes up for auction

The original concept art could fetch as much as $1 million when it goes up for auction next month, auctioneer Mike Van Eaton said.

How playwright Dan O'Brien turned decades of family turmoil into his newest work

The writer underwent an emotional journey to reconcile with his family, some of whom he hadn't spoken to in 30 years, and that journey became his new play

'Harold and Lillian': The 'secret storytellers' behind iconic Hollywood movies

The documentary, "Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story," profiles a storyboard artist and researcher who worked with Mike Nichols, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and others.

A Cuban musician expands his sound in LA

The guitarist San Miguel added pop elements to his traditional Cuban sound with the help of Colin Hay of Men at Work fame.

John Oliver reprises his role in the revived net neutrality debate

In 2014, Oliver rallied his viewers to contact the Federal Communications Commission in support of net neutrality. With the new FCC head looking to roll back regulations, Oliver is back at it.

MTV Movie & TV Awards break gender barriers

In a break with tradition, men and women will compete together in the acting categories.The awards show will also honor television, for the first time.