Arts & Entertainment

Samurai Jack is back, so we go in-depth with animator Genndy Tartakovsky

A noble, handsome warrior trying to save the world and get back home. An ugly evil demon who thwarts him every time. This was the simple premise of "Samurai Jack," which ran four seasons on Cartoon Network starting in 2001, and returns for one more season this weekend.

From 1942 to 1978 to 2017: The politics of 'Zoot Suit'

Writer-director Luis Valdez, Center Theatre Group artistic director Michael Ritchie, actress Rose Portillo and historian Tomás Summers Sandoval discuss the revival of "Zoot Suit" and the play's modern-day resonance.

How is the Trump Era transforming late-night TV?

Late-night TV hosts are defining their shows by how deep they're willing to delve into politics and how critical they are of the Trump Administration.

Timothy Olyphant might just be the luckiest guy in Hollywood

After getting a fine arts degree from USC, Olyphant moved to New York on a hunch to pursue acting and has been working ever since.

​Robert Osborne, genial face of TCM, dead at 84

For TCM viewers, Osborne was a constant and comforting presence who presented nightly films and movies packaged in series with bits of history and trivia.

Kings announcer Bob Miller on his upcoming retirement

After more than 3,000 broadcasts since 1973, the Hall of Fame announcer will soon retire. He plans to call two more games and then drop the mic.

'Fun Home': How Alison Bechdel's queer coming-of-age comic became a musical

The cartoonist and author was dubious at the idea of having her graphic novel memoir adapted for the stage, but it ended up winning the Tony Award for Best Musical.

John Adams' timely revival of 'Nixon in China'

The composer says the themes of his landmark 1987 opera are "eerily similar to what we’re witnessing in this country right now."

​Cynthia Cooper-Dyke resigns as USC women's basketball coach

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has resigned after four years coaching basketball at her alma mater Southern California.

Former President Bush says SNL impressions never bothered him a bit

"The best humor is when you make fun of yourself," George W. Bush said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." President Trump regularly dismisses the show's satirical jabs aimed at his administration.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The weekend is looking sunny and warm, so throw your sunglasses on and thaw out! Choose from a whale festival, cherry blossom festival, or an open streets event for a much needed outdoor excursion.

Kings' Bob Miller retiring after 44 years as voice of LA hockey

The 78-year-old Miller plans to call the Kings' last home game on April 8 against Chicago and their regular-season finale at Anaheim the following night to end his career.

He's kind of a big deal — Will Ferrell to deliver USC grad speech

The actor/comedian is scheduled to deliver the main address at USC’s ceremony on May 12. Our burning question: Will he appear as himself, or as one of his many iconic characters?

'Big Little Lies' producer determined to tell stories about women

Bruna Papandrea’s goals are to make movies and TV shows that feature multiple complex women characters and to fix the gender imbalance in Hollywood.

How 'Ultimate Beastmaster' fits into Netflix's global strategy

The streaming service is looking to expand its global reach with a reality competition show that's being produced for six countries simultaneously.

The Binge: love, romance and Queen Elizabeth

Got some time to waste? Don't know what to do? You could catch up on some great movies or TV shows that are streaming, but where to begin?