Arts & Entertainment

'The Walking Dead' SFX guru Greg Nicotero on how to win at zombie school

We caught up with Nicotero while he was on set in Atlanta filming season five to ask him what it takes to be cast a walker on the show.

Sam Smith wins 4 Grammys, Beck takes home album of the year

Sam Smith was the king of the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me," and best new artist, while Beck won album of the year.

'Boyhood' takes best picture, director at BAFTAs

Wes Anderson's candy-colored comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the biggest haul of prizes at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.

Critics hilariously pan 'Jupiter Ascending' by the Wachowskis

The big budget "Jupiter Ascending" is getting bad reviews and is expected to be a huge flop. Hear the harsh words critics have for the film.

2015 Grammy nominations: Very poppy, no big surprises

The Grammy is the music industry’s greatest honor, but winners are typically proven commercial successes, while deserving indie artists often get overlooked.

Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber on the rise of LA's music scene

The music website just experimented with an online radio station originating from L.A., which its founder says has "the potential to be the center of music" in the U.S.

Sony hack: After 3 months, employees still deal with frozen credit, work disruptions

Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal has stood down, but employees are still dealing with identity fraud, slow Internet and delayed productions.

Free weekend? 1 cent beers, arcade games and food trucks at LA Zoo

The sun is shining. Time for another weekend of fun and almost free things to do.

Oscars 2015: Foreign film nominee 'Wild Tales' is six movies in one

In this anthology of short films, Argentine writer/director Damián Szifrón says his characters "react to injustice or abuse of power in a way that we all wish we could, but never do."

Dick Cavett portrays himself in new play about a literary feud

The former TV host helps re-create a feud between literary figures Mary McCarthy and Lillian Hellman that played out on his talk show.

Dominick's chef Brandon Boudet teaches you how to make Mardi Gras jambalaya

"Jambalaya is like one of those things: 'My mama makes the best jambalaya that way, my mama's jambalaya is better than your mama's jambalaya.'"

George Takei's musical 'Allegiance' finally gets to Broadway

The "Star Trek" star's personal and heartfelt show about Japanese-Americans imprisoned during World War II has found a spot on Broadway, with him in a starring role.

Sony's co-chair steps down 3 months after massive hack

Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal will leave her post as studio head to start her own production company, the studio announced Thursday.

Colin Meloy gets personal with The Decemberists' new album

The band's lead singer and guitarist talks about how his songwriting has become more personal on the new album, “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.”

Will Jay-Z's $56-million gamble on Aspiro music streaming services pay off?

The company he bought pales in subscribers compared to Spotify and Pandora. And Apple will soon launch its streaming service. Is the rapper/business mogul making a smart move?

A composer is inspired by Gehry's architecture for 'Frank's House'

Andrew Norman interprets the architect's process in creating his Santa Monica residence in a musical composition to be performed by the L.A. Chamber Orchestra.