Arts & Entertainment

Bills hire NFL's first full-time female assistant coach

Kathryn Smith was promoted by the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday night to take over as special teams quality control coach on Rex Ryan's staff.

Artist Robert Cremean takes on conformity in new show at PMCA

Artist Robert Cremean's new exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art takes off from the myth of Procrustes, a hotelier who lopped off his guests' limbs to fit the bed. Don't even ask about turn-down service.

LA-based dance company uses water to spark conversation about race

The company called Contra-Tiempo created "Agua Furiosa" to address the harsh realities of race in the U.S., mingled with themes of the power of water and the chaos it can cause.

'Portlandia' is a 'manifestation' of Carrie Brownstein's formative years in indie rock

"Portlandia" co-creator Carrie Brownstein says the show is a natural outgrowth of her time with Sleater-Kinney and the close-knit indie punk scene.

Savages wants to make you think and dance at the same time

Singer Jehnny Beth and drummer Fay Milton talk about why they started the band, their aggressive stage shows, and the stereotypes of being a female musician.

#OscarsSoWhite: Veteran producer says Academy needs to change quickly or become ‘obsolete’

Movie producer and Motion Picture Academy member Stephanie Allain says Hollywood's diversity problem goes far beyond the Oscars.

Oscars 2016: From troubled divas to politics — the documentaries

We go deep on the films nominated for Best Documentary. Find out about music in "Amy" and "What Happened, Miss Simone?" then follow war and politics in the other nominees.

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dead at 67

Frey was 67 and had been battling multiple ailments. He died Monday. The band's website says he died in New York.

Amid controversy, Scholastic pulls picture book about Washington's slave

The book tells the story of Hercules, a slave who President George Washington used as a chef. The book shows Hercules and his daughter happy and taking pride in making Washington a birthday cake.

#OscarsSoWhite: Calls for boycott grow over diversity of nominees

Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend the ceremony.

'Spotlight,' DiCaprio, Larson win at Critics' Choice Awards

"Mad Max: Fury Road" was the most nominated film of the evening with 13 nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics' Association. See the full list of winners.

Formerly homeless man with 'golden voice' back on the airwaves

Ted Williams, whose striking baritone went viral in 2011, is now co-hosting a daily radio show in Columbus, Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports. It's his first full-time job since 1993.

5 Every Week: Photo LA, Dine LA, Ice Skate LA and more

Behold: Five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to an adventure we'll call "the Wild Card," from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

Joey Arias on David Bowie's legendary, weird SNL performance

In 1979, Bowie gave one of the weirdest TV performances ever on SNL. His backup singers were the late avant-garde performer Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias. Arias told us the story.

At this barbershop, it's almost like the Rams never left LA

"People come in and ask me if they have to be a Ram fan to get a haircut," said Martinez. "No, but you do get a better haircut if you're a Ram fan."

Will El Chapo's texts about Sean Penn be dramatized in a future biopic?

No doubt whoever writes the script will include his now famous secret meeting with actor/director Sean Penn.