Arts & Entertainment

5 Every Week: Swirling dolphins at LACMA, public radio sandwiches and the ideal record store

Behold! five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to wild card adventures from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

Watch: Polar bears at the San Diego Zoo get gift of snow

Christmas came early for Kalluk, Tatqiq and Chinook, the polar bears of San Diego Zoo. Their gift? Nearly 26 tons of fluffy white snow.

From beetroot to pineapple, homemade wines sweeten Christmas in India

Across India, Christian communities make sweet homemade wines for the festive season. But the know-how behind this ancient tradition may be disappearing.

James Taylor reflects on his life and career, and his love for performing live

The legendary singer-songwriter talks about how his music affects him, growing older, and — 32 years after going sober — his continuing road to recovery.

'The Danish Girl' director Tom Hooper: 'Love is a transformative space'

The acclaimed director talks about working with Eddie Redmayne to portray one trans woman's journey to find her true self.

Lack of snow almost derailed the filming of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Producer Stacey Sher talks about the challenges that arose from shooting "The Hateful Eight" on location at 9,600 feet above sea level.

Big, bold, wild: Christmas meals of centuries past

Planning the same Christmas dinner as last year? You're doing it wrong. In 17th-century Britain, Christmas dinner was a lavish, 12-day drunken affair. Think Mardi Gras with snow.

The best and the worst of 2015's holiday music

It's the holidays, so you know what that means — it's time to pick the best and worst holiday music of the year, courtesy of Sharon Jones, Phoenix and... goats?

Claremont church opts out of nativity scene depicting gun violence

The original vision for the design was a steel nativity scene with eight guns pointing at baby Jesus' manger, backed by the words, “What will it take to stop gun violence?"

'The Hateful Eight': The story behind the film's location

John Minor was the location scout for Quentin Tarantino's western, which was shot on a ranch outside Telluride, Colorado.

Your guide to attending the 2016 Rose Parade

Thousands gather in Pasadena to see the Rose Parade in person, which means that an insider guide is essential to securing a viewing spot and parking. Here's yours.

Getty Center's 'Woven Gold' centers on Louis XIV's tapestry masterpieces

Tapestries are what we too often hurry past in a museum to get to the paintings. But in the past, these woven masterpieces seemed at least as important to the ruling elites as anything on canvas.

After surviving his frontier odyssey, 'The Revenant,' Alejandro Iñárritu says 'never again'

The director says making the period film was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but watching the movie now gives him post-traumatic symptoms.

Government can't deny trademarks over offensive names, court rules

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a band — called "The Slants" — should be issued a trademark despite their offensive name. Their speech is protected by the First Amendment.

'45 Years': Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay reflect on their past

The veteran actors talk about what drew them to this film, how roles with such depth hardly come for actors their age, and their close relationship both on- and off-screen.

No immediate evaluation for CBS/Viacom's Sumner Redstone

A judge Monday declined to order a medical examination of Sumner Redstone but ruled that lawyers can take the sworn testimony of two of the ailing media mogul's doctors.