Arts & Entertainment

Free weekend? 6 fun and almost-free things to do

If you're looking to spend quality time with mom, how about an outdoor movie date or a day of shopping at a local craft fair? Here's everything you need to know.

Is this Save the Children ad too sexy for the cause?

Save the Children hopes sex will sell its message: that the world's mothers and young children die from diseases and conditions that could be prevented. But it's unclear if the public will buy in.

Author Farley Mowat, who wrote 'Never Cry Wolf,' dies at 92

The writer of books including "People of the Deer" and "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be," was also an ardent campaigner for environmental causes well into his later years.

Ben Harper on making music with his mom, growing up in Claremont

Ben Harper, along with his mother Ellen, collaborated on "Childhood Home" — 10 original songs that pay homage to the Claremont music scene they grew up in.

App Chat: Mother's Day edition

Maybe you forgot that the day for the most important woman in your life is coming up. Don't worry. We've got you covered this week on App Chat.

Getty announces $5M in grants for 'Pacific Standard Time: L.A./L.A.'

The Getty Foundation has just announced the grant recipients for its next "Pacific Standard Time" project.

Remembering Efrem Zimbalist Jr.'s acting — and his violin sonata

Then I surprised him by asking him about his musical career. “I heard your violin sonata on the radio last year. I really liked it.”

Norton Simon to return 'Temple Wrestler' statue to Cambodia

A 10th-century sandstone statue will be returned to its place of origin in Cambodia, the Norton Simon Museum has announced.

Critics find little humor in 'SNL' writer's jokes about slavery

Comedy often pushes the boundaries of taste and sensibilities, as "SNL" writer Leslie Jones did with her slavery skit this past Saturday. Some laughed, some howled.

Getty spends $5M — first round of grants for next PST LA

The first Pacific Standard Time was reportedly worth $280 million to the local economy; Mayor Garcetti hopes PST LA/LA will bring in even more.

See what kids around the world have for school lunch

See how healthy school lunches are in the United States compared to what kids around the globe in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America ate for lunch this week.

MSNBC apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

MSNBC is apologizing for a Cinco de Mayo segment that featured a staff member onscreen wearing a sombrero, shaking maracas and taking a swig from a bottle of tequila.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Juan Gabriel, Rodrigo y Gabriela, 2014 FIFA World Cup album

It's time again for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Billboard Magazine's associate editor of Latin music, Justino Aguila, is back with some new tunes.

Idan Ravin brings new methods to basketball as 'The Hoops Whisperer'

You know the names LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Stephen Curry, but you may not know a name they have in common: Idan Ravin.

Mexican-American 'cholo' style takes off in Bangkok

The look of cholos might be familiar to us in LA, but that style is catching on among men in Bangkok, Thailand — most of whom don't understand Spanish or truly understand what being a "cholo" is about.

Limepocalypse: Lime-free cocktails you can make for Cinco de Mayo

L.A. Magazine's Bill Esparza talks to Take Two host Alex Cohen on how to navigate eating and drinking Mexican-food scene without limes.