Arts & Entertainment

Gastrodiplomacy gives foreign chefs a taste of America

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

Edgar Wright quits 'Ant-Man'; here's what it would have looked like

Fan-favorite director Edgar Wright has dropped out of directing Marvel superhero movie "Ant-Man," set for next year. Here's video and imagery of what could have been.

'The Pete Holmes Show' canceled; watch 16 of the show's best sketches

TBS has canceled Los Angeles-based "The Pete Holmes Show" after two seasons. Here's a look at the show's funniest, most viral bits.

After 20 years, War's back in the studio

Celebrate Memorial day with a little War... we're talking about the band of course. Lead singer Lonnie Jordan talks about releasing their first album in 20 years.

Fans to rally June 1 to tell Dodgers and TWC to cut it out

John Rabe talks with LA Times columnist Chris Erskine about the rally planned Sunday, June 1, to urge the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable to solve the TV snafu.

Landon Donovan among 7 cuts on US World Cup roster

American career scoring leader Landon Donovan was among seven players cut Thursday as the U.S. announced its 23-man World Cup roster well before the June 2 deadline.

Trader Joe's, Target hummus recalled due to Listeria outbreak

The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus by the Texas Department of Health.

How the 'creative placemaking' movement is transforming neighborhoods

The concept of "creative placemaking" is giving rise to some of the most interesting neighborhoods and spaces throughout LA, but it can only happen if the community is an integral part.

2 LA-area art shows you should check out this week

Ezra Jack Keats and June Wayne are two artists with parallel backgrounds who evolved very differently. Both are the subjects of LA area shows worth seeing.

Who has the best burger in Los Angeles? You vote!

National Burger Day is coming up and we want to hear from you as to what your favorite burger is. If your nomination wins, we'll feature it on the show.

JDate rebrands with help from a Los Angeles comedy writer

Jewish dating service JDate has new billboards targeted at millennials, with copy drawn from social media — including from one L.A. comedy writer.

App Chat: 4 apps to help you enjoy the great outdoors

Do you really need apps to enjoy in the outdoors? No, but they can still be helpful. That's why we have apps to help you find campgrounds, trails and more.

'Freakonomics' authors explain why it's important to 'Think Like A Freak'

The term "freak" has certainly been around for a while, you've got freak of nature, control freak, super freak. But in 2005 people started talking about another kind of freak, "Freakonomics."

Lakers get No. 7 pick in NBA draft lottery, Cavaliers take No. 1

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick on June 26. Meanwhile, the Lakers are at No. 7 with the Sacramento Kings at No. 8.

Judge expresses ongoing concerns about Casey Kasem's welfare

A judge is expanding the powers of Casey Kasem's daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care and says he still has concerns.

Marc Maron on gentrification, breakups and how WTF saved his life

John Rabe goes to LA's Highland Park neighborhood to talk with Marc Maron about his memoir "Attempting Normal," which is just about to celebrate its 500th episode.