Arts & Entertainment

Maroon 5 called out for faking 'Sugar' wedding crashing

Maroon 5 has a new music video built around crashing as many weddings as they can in one day, but it appears some of those "crashed weddings" may have been staged.

Oscars 2015: And the Oscar goes to… wait, who hasn't had one in a while?

It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.

Comedian Doug Lussenhop, aka DJ Douggpound, gives stand-up a remix

Doug Lussenhop helped create a distinct style of absurd musical breaks and sound effects on a couple of TV shows. He brings that style to his stand-up act.

For young violinist, performing with Neville Marriner is like 'standing next to Beyonce'

We caught up with the 90-year-old conductor to talk about working with such student musicians and the state of classical music.

Producer of 'Dear White People' says Hollywood will get more diverse

Stephanie Allain, an executive producer of "Dear White People," says Oscar nominations will change when there are more opportunities for non-white filmmakers.

An artist devotes a museum to himself in his apartment

Picasso and Dali have their own museums. Why not 39-year-old Bert Rodriguez? Make sure you visit the gift shop, er, gift shelf.

HP Lovecraft: Horrible man, great writer, now collected in annotated edition

He was a bigot, but scholar Leslie Klinger says he turned that anger and angst into great horror fiction.

Oscars 2015: Is 'Whiplash' really an adaptation?

Writer and director Damian Chazelle says he based the screenplay on his own life, but the Academy nominated the film for Best Adapted Screenplay. Which is it?

Boy says he didn't go to Heaven; publisher to pull book

The young man at the center of "The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven," Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story behind the 2010 book was all made up.

Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' gets SoCal update

On Friday, LA Opera kicks off a months-long series of productions featuring Figaro, the comedic character popularized in 18th-century France. But with its first opera, the company takes on a very modern issue: illegal immigration in Los Angeles.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

We're celebrating L.A. Arts Month with great film, photography and dance. Oh, and there's a new ramen shop in town. Here's everything you need to know.

Oscars 2015: Will 'The Imitation Game' beat 'Boyhood' for Best Picture?

Who are the sure bets for this year's race? The Frame's John Horn and Vulture.com's Kyle Buchanan choose which movies and actors are most likely to win an Academy Award.

'American Sniper' scribe Jason Hall earned Chris Kyle's respect 'with a headlock'

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter on how he got into the war hero's inner circle, how Clint Eastwood got involved, and how he doesn't believe Kyle's memoir told the whole story.

#OscarsSoWhite: Twitter says the Oscars aren't diverse enough

The Academy Awards have made history with breakthroughs for minorities in the past — but with this year's nominations, observers noted how white the Oscars are.

Oscars 2015: 'Birdman,' 'Budapest' lead; nominations least diverse since 1998

There is not a single person of color among the 20 people nominated for lead and supporting actor and actress, a lack of diversity that is reflected in the filmmaking nominations, as well. See the full list of winners, watch the Best Picture trailers and more.

Neil Young is on a mission to restore 'the history of recorded sound'

The musician launched Pono, a high-resolution music player, with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. He wants to give music lovers an alternative to MP3s.