Arts & Entertainment

Spike Lee Retrospective: 'As an artist you want to have longevity'

Spike Lee: "It's not good to be a flash in the pan. As an artist you want to have longevity, because longevity will let you do your work. And artists want to build up a body of work."

Marvel makes Thor a woman; Joss Whedon gives his approval

Comic books have long faced criticism for being dominated by male characters, with few female-led books, but Marvel's taking a swing against that.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Bleachers, Madlib, Charlie Haden and more

A local rapper creates a strange brew of psych, kraut and prog music and we bid farewell to jazz legend Charlie Haden, it's Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly music segment.

'Midnight Rider' filmmakers booked in Georgia in Sarah Jones' death

Randall Miller and Jody Savin — director and producer of the biopic about rock musician Gregg Allman — turned themselves in on Sunday.

China: In a world without film critics, 'Transformers 4' prevails

The new 'Transformers' sequel has shattered box office records ... in China. The movie is a critical bomb here, but reviewers are apparently AWOL in China.

Nadine Gordimer: Wise words about bettering a troubled world

She lived in a country where people suffered because of the color of their skin. And she had a knack for saying just the right thing to inspire us to stand up for all the world's needy souls.

Foster the People mural to stay in downtown LA

Foster the People generated local buzz in January when it put on a live show in front of its commissioned mural at 539 S. Los Angeles Street.

Where to find the best deals during Restaurant Week in LA

DineLA kicks off this week with great prix-fixe specials at restaurants across Los Angeles. Some of the city’s tastiest (and priciest) spots have put special menus in place from July 14-27.

Archie will die saving gay friend in comic book

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie."

Can Brazil regain soccer glory with beauty over brawn?

The World Cup ends Sunday with the Germany-Argentina match. Brazil finished its run in the tournament Saturday after two consecutive losses that have set off some national soccer soul-searching.

Tracy Morgan released from rehab after crash; sues Wal-Mart (updated)

The former "30 Rock" star suffered a broken leg and broken ribs when the limousine van he was riding in was hit from behind June 7 by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.

World Cup: Where to watch the Germany-Argentina final

The Germany-Argentina matchup has a long, storied history. Find some a spot to watch the game, no matter which team you're rooting for.

#BRAvsNED: Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

With the result, the Netherlands finishes a World Cup unbeaten in regular play for the first time. It lost to Argentina on penalties in the semifinals.

35 years after Minnie Riperton's death, a tribute in LA

In Los Angeles on Saturday, the Decoders, along with a 20-piece band and a dozen vocalists, will perform a tribute concert to late soul singer.

Tommy Ramone, last original member of The Ramones, dies at 65

His driving rhythm was key to the sound of the 1970s punk band that influenced a generation of musicians that followed.

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden dies at 76

The three-time Grammy award-winning bassist had been suffering for the last few years from the effects of post-polio syndrome. He is survived by his wife and children.