Arts & Entertainment

'Serial' becomes a romantic comedy trailer

Los Angeles sketch comedians have taken the personal relationship of Sarah Koenig and Adnan Syed to another level with "Serial Dating," a fake rom-com trailer.

Palm Springs Film Festival: Patrick Stewart's comedic talent lights up 'Match'

An aria comparing cunnilingus to knitting may be the best scene of its type since "I'll have what she's having" in "When Harry Met Sally."

Coachella 2015 topped by AC/DC, Jack White and Drake

Coachella announced their 2015 lineup online Tuesday morning. This year's headliners are perhaps even a bit more eclectic than usual.

From Miss America to tabloid fodder: Bess Myerson dies at 90

In 1945, Myerson became the first Jewish Miss America. However, her image eventually became tainted during embarrassing missteps in the 1980s.

Novelist, poet Michele Serros dead at age 48

Michele Serros approached her work with irreverence, said her friends. Her insights on growing up as a Southern California Chicana had broad appeal.

Why one scene in 'Empire' left writer/director Lee Daniels 'sobbing' behind the camera

Daniels talks about his hip-hop knowledge, his love of the "Housewives" shows, and some of the painful, real-life stories that ended up in his new TV drama.

Shamir uses his androgynous voice to his advantage

Growing up, singer Shamir says "no one really got" his androgynous voice, but he's using it to his advantage as he gathers global acclaim.

Sandwich Monday: The Pretzel Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pretzel Dog from Auntie Anne's. It's a hot dog, wrapped in soft pretzel and meditations on life and death.

Palm Springs Film Festival: A celebrity warm-up for Oscar

Unlike festivals earlier in the season, Palm Springs is more about whether you'll run into Brad Pitt at the Renaissance Hotel than selling a film.

TV in 2015: Late-night shuffles, big goodbyes and more

The most important TV events coming in 2015 include new voices in late-night, big goodbyes, online platforms picking up old shows and, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says, more of everything.

ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at 49

The longtime host of the SportsCenter was famous for his enthusiasm and the bevy of catchphrases he mined for his commentary.

Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Opry member, dies at 94

Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94.

For the new year, Ray Bradbury's buoyant vision of the future

We saw a lot of dystopias in both films and books this year. Author Jason Sheehan has had enough. He plans to celebrate the new year with some science fiction that's actually hopeful about the future.

Marvel trolls fan with ant-sized 'Ant-Man' trailer

You're probably going to be hearing a lot about ants this year, as Marvel's promoting "Ant-Man." Their year-opening salvo: A not-quite-postage-stamp-sized teaser trailer.

Donna Douglas, aka 'Beverly Hillbillies'' Elly May Clampett, dies

Donna Douglas, who played "The Beverly Hillbillies'" Elly May Clampett and the woman under the bandages on the "Eye of the Beholder" episode of "The Twilight Zone," died New Year's Day.

LA's top 10 best new restaurants

Restaurant critic Patric Kuh gives his Top 10 list of the best restaurants that opened in L.A. over the last year.