Arts & Entertainment

Skirball Center's exhibit on Japanese internment goes beyond Ansel Adams photos

Billed as “Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams,” the show is actually far more comprehensive than its title implies, including works by three photographers and a sketch artist.

12 songs that landed Kool & The Gang a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Kool & The Gang has 12 top 10 singles, including hits like "Jungle Boogie," "Get Down On It" and "Celebration." Find out more about the story of their career told by these songs.

Nobel Prize: Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich wins literature award

The investigative journalist is known for her in-depth exposes of the former Soviet Union, letting eyewitness accounts shed an unsettling light on tragedies.

Church of Scientology contacts Academy members in campaign against 'Going Clear'

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is fighting off a ramped-up opposition campaign from the Church of Scientology.

'Othello' is re-imagined by Peter Sellars and Toni Morrison in 'Desdemona'

The ill-fated wife of Shakespeare's "Othello" tells her own story in a stage production that features music performed live by African singer Rokia Traoré.

Danny Boyle: Tech giants like Steve Jobs 'are terrifying'

The filmmaker talks about the "big shoes" he had to fill after director David Fincher left the project, and how this film is 'the sound' of both Apple's co-founder and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's minds.

Stop-motion pioneer Ray Harryhausen's personal mementos for sale

With credits like "Mighty Joe Young," "Jason and the Argonauts" and countless monster and military produced shorts, Ray Harryhausen left some pretty neat swag behind.

LA's most futuristic band takes on traffic and technology

YACHT core members Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans have made a record that critiques and embraces cutting edge technology at the same time. Why?

3 questions with the guy who hates Renoir

Max Geller led a small crowd in protest of the fact that paintings by renowned French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir hang in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

Can TiVo stay relevant in today's TV-watching (and streaming) marketplace?

In an era of cord-cutting and standalone streaming platforms, what’s the need for a digital video recorder?

'Dust & Grooves': One-on-one with the world's most obsessive record collectors

Eilon Paz and Sheila Burgel, the book's creator and editor, talk about their love of vinyl and the lengths people will go for their most coveted record.

For the LA Philharmonic's Beethoven cycle, one orchestra is not enough

For the "Immortal Beethoven" series, the local musicians will have help from Gustavo Dudamel's other band: the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

New music from Janet Jackson, Rudimental and more

This week music supervisor Morgan Rhodes joins A Martinez to talk about new music from Janet Jackson, Rudimental, Jono McCleery and more.

Playwright David Henry Hwang gives language lessons in 'Chinglish'

Hwang's comedy is a playful look at language and the power it holds, and it's based on real encounters he had while visiting China.

Director Ridley Scott says 'The Martian' isn't science fiction, it's science fact

The new movie, which opened to rave reviews and big box office, is based on the book of the same name by author Andy Weir.

Disneyland boosts prices for annual passes

The new Signature Plus Passport, which carries no blackout dates, is available for $1,049.