Arts & Entertainment

In ‘The Medium is the Message,' Jeffrey Vallance channels dead artists

Vallance says the inspiration for the show came from a séance with Kahlo, DaVinci, Duchamp, Van Gogh and Pollock, some of whom are skeptical about artists and the art market.

E.L. Doctorow, author of 'Ragtime,' dies in New York at 84

His son, Richard Doctorow, confirmed he died Tuesday at a New York hospital from complications of lung cancer. He lived in New York and Sag Harbor.

YouTube hopes homegrown stars, original content will lure paying subscribers

Can the world's most popular video site leverage its content into an ad-free service that audiences will pay a monthly fee for?

Camp Reel Stories puts teenage girls behind the camera

The summer camp in Oakland looks to close Hollywood's gender gap by teaching young women all aspects of filmmaking.

Scotty Barnhart carries on the 80-year legacy of the Count Basie Orchestra

Scotty Barnhart joined the band as a trumpeter and 20 years later became its director. He talks about what it means to lead a band with such a long history.

Stage and film star Theodore Bikel dies in LA at 91

The Austrian-born Bikel was the original Captain von Trapp when "The Sound of Music" premiered on Broadway in 1959. That role brought him one of his two Tony nominations.

Winner of French Scrabble title does not speak French

It took about two months for Nigel Richards to memorize a French Scrabble dictionary. The New Zealand native has won many English-language Scrabble tournaments.

New music from Lianne La Havas and more

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our regulars bring us a selection of their favorite new music. This week we have new sounds from Lianne La Havas, Forró in the Dark and Benjamin Clementine.

Keillor says he's sure: He's retiring from 'Prairie Home'

In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Keillor said he plans to step down as host after next season, following four decades of entertaining listeners with his baritone voice.

How artist Lisa Hanawalt designed the 'wonky' world of 'BoJack Horseman'

The production designer for the Netflix show discusses her history, as well as the story behind the popular animated series.

Cuba-U.S. cultural exchange is in the spotlight as embassies re-open

The next step in normalizing relations between the two countries could increase opportunities for artists from both nations.

From 'Ant-Man' to 'Spider-Man': Top costume designers create superhero looks

Hollywood studios love comic book movies, but one big challenge in translating the drawn superheroes to the silver screen is getting the costumes just right.

Sometimes a little more Minecraft may be quite all right

Minecraft can be more social and creative than watching TV. But kids' drive to play for hours on end can strain recommended limits on screen time. What's a mother to do?

For the Rubik's Cube world champ, 6 Seconds is plenty of time

Competition was fierce at the Rubik's Cube world championship in Brazil. There was a 4-year-old and a category for those who do it with their feet.

Museum at Nixon's presidential library gets makeover

The galleries have been little changed since the museum in Yorba Linda opened in 1990, except for an exhibit on the Watergate scandal that opened in 2011.

'A Clockwork Orange' actor Aubrey Morris dies at 89

His agent, Larry Corsa, confirmed that Morris passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the Barlow Respiratory Hospital, where he'd been under care for several weeks.