Arts & Entertainment

'The Cake': What happens when we deeply disagree with loved ones

Bekah Brunstetter's play is about a conservative Christian baker who is asked to make a cake for a lesbian wedding — and one of the women is an old friend.

Fests, fun and more: 7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

From a star-studded comedy marathon to a silent dance party, try something you've never done before to celebrate living in L.A. in the heart of summer.

The 69th Emmy Awards: Full list of nominees

Absent from the field of eligible shows is "Game of Thrones," which dominated last year's awards, winning 12 trophies out of 23 nominations. Among the possible contenders are "Stranger Things" from Netflix and NBC's "This is Us."

Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge on their stage roles in visceral '1984'

The co-stars of the current Broadway adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian story understand why audiences are having a tough time sitting through the show.

Florence Pugh is the modern, dangerous 'Lady Macbeth'

The actress' character isn't the typical woman in a period film. She's complicated and determined to get what — and who — she wants.

Calexit comic book accidentally became extra topical

The new comic book "Calexit" has a definite point of view, taking readers into a dystopian story that draws upon elements of the real world. See art from the book and read an interview with the writer.

Men who stopped train attack to star in Clint Eastwood film

The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will play themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film about their heroics.

​Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

The undefeated boxer and the Irish UFC champion have thrown their first jabs in a summer of verbal sparring before the fighting spectacle of the year.

In ‘City of Ghosts,’ citizen journalists risk their lives to expose the atrocities of ISIS

Matthew Heineman's documentary follows a group of Syrians who have been documenting the battle for the city of Raqqa.

Works-in-progress hit the stage at the New York Musical Festival

The thrill of the annual showcase is that it's a chance to see the very first staging of a new work that could be a Broadway hit.

After 27 years, Kermit the Frog is getting a new voice

A longtime Muppets veteran, Matt Vogel, will be taking over Kermit's voice for puppeteer Steve Whitmire. Whitmire has voiced the frog since 1990.

Surreal road movie 'Pop Aye' stars an elephant and Asia's Mick Jagger

In her feature debut, writer-director Kirsten Tan presents a road trip movie about an elephant named Pop Aye and his childhood friend.

The 'GLOW' creators made a magical place for women to become wrestling machines

Series co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch discovered a documentary about women's wrestling in the '80s and that was the spark for "GLOW."

Errol Morris & Elsa Dorfman: Kindred spirits behind the camera

Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris explores the life and art of his friend photographer Elsa Dorfman in the documentary, "The B-Side."

Edgar Wright: the music, cars and choreography of 'Baby Driver'

Edgar Wright built "Baby Driver" around an extensive playlist of pop, rock and R&B music. The fear was that another film might use the songs he wanted.

FilmWeek Marquee: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ ‘A Ghost Story’ and ‘Harmonium’

"AirTalk" host Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Lael Lowenstein review this week's most memorable releases.