Arts & Entertainment

'The Tastemakers' explains how food trends take off

How do cupcakes, kale and quinoa get so popular? David Sax, author of "The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue" explains.

Eduardo Sanchez gives Bigfoot a heart in 'Exists'

John Rabe talks with the father of found footage, Eduardo Sanchez, who revives the genre with "Exists," a movie even the Bigfoot community can love.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're checking out The Theatre at Ace Hotel, decompressing at the Getty Center's garden and eating deep-fried Oreos in Koreatown.

Hit @LosFelizDayCare Twitter feed shoots down helicopter parents

If you live in Los Feliz and send your little Tallulah or Beckett to daycare with a sack of organic carrots and a yoga mat, you might want to skip this segment.

Benjamin Millepied's LA Dance Project returns to a local stage

The contemporary dance company returns to the Ace Hotel Theater with a program that includes a new work by the choreographer set to music by Phillip Glass.

British soul singer Alice Russell is on tour with her baby in tow

Alice Russell used to have the occasional vodka before a show, but says that's changed "'cause I'm, you know, making milk at the moment."

James Corden to take over 'Late Late Show' March 9

Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson, who after a decade in the host chair exits on Dec. 18. The show will continue to originate from Los Angeles.

MOCA board adds 4 trustees, including LA artist Mark Bradford

Bradford is a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts, who received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant" in 2009.

Lynn Shelton directed 'Laggies' with some other films in mind

The filmmaker was drawn to the script because of an unusual friendship in the story, which she likens to the unconventional romantic relationship in "Harold and Maude."

'Dear White People' producer says the movie hits close to home

Effie Brown, who has credits on 17 films, says she's often been the only person of color on several of those projects.

'Who We Be' explores race and culture in America's recent past

Author and cultural critic Jeff Chang looks at how pop art, TV commercials and political campaigns have deeply shaped how we talk about race today.

George Clinton: 'I ain't done nothing yet'

The master of funk stopped by Take Two to discuss when funk was a bad word and why he chose to finally pen a memoir.

At LA fashion school, Oscar de la Renta's death brings tears

Faculty and staff at the Fashion Institute of Design and Technology in downtown Los Angeles remember Oscar de la Renta with tears, memories and inspiration.

A photographer who uses his van as a rolling camera

Still cameras are getting smaller and more digital. At the same time, Ian Ruhter sees his artwork moving in the opposite direction.

Are you scared of clowns just to be cool?

"It just seems fashionable, right now," says Guilford Adams, aka Gilly the Clown. But there's a science behind the scare and some groups of people are more scared than others.

7 cartoons to make your Halloween spook-tacular

Just in time for Halloween, Off-Ramp animation expert Charles Solomon has this exclusive list of spooky cartoons sure to bring both frights and fun.