Arts & Entertainment

Lebowski Fest: White Russians, bathrobes and bowling

As the "Big Lebowski" phenomenon grows each year, diehard fans wonder if the increased exposure is taking the festival out of its element.

Aykroyd, Belushi widow launch Blues Brothers record label

The new record label is dedicated to the development of blues artists. The label's music will be distributed by Capitol Music Group's Blue Note Records.

With sunny, modern homes, Joseph Eichler built the suburbs in style

The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architecture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler homeowner Adriene Biondo.

Making pies for Pi Day: Think inside the circle

As math lovers know, it's Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.

How can I experience SXSW without actually going?

There are ways to enjoy the festival vicariously without succumbing to soul-cleaving jealousy.

Sundance is to Oscar hopefuls as SXSW is to irreverent comedies

The South by Southwest Film Festival has become a showcase that makes room for both scrappy little indies and really big comedies. And there's plenty of TV, too.

Pianist Josh Nelson on "Exploring Mars," performing live

What does Mars sound like on a piano? Pianist Josh Nelson came up with one answer on his latest album, "Exploring Mars."

Serena Williams ends 14-year boycott with return to Indian Wells

Williams boycotted the BNP Paribas Open after she was booed there at 19 years old after her sister Venus pulled out of a match.

How Robert Williams of Juxtapoz went from outlaw artist to mainstream

"Once you take the sophistication out of art you have a much larger and imaginative playing field... A cartoon has a far far larger vocabulary than any other form of art."

LA Marathon: Cyclists to ride the streets before the race

The event was originally a bike race but was cancelled last minute due to a lack of permits last year. It continues on as a bike ride and not so much a race.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

It’s going to be a hot one, Angelenos. Slap on your sunscreen and let's hit the town. Here's everything you need to know.

LA Phil to collaborate with the Fukushima Youth Orchestra

The Frame spoke with L.A. Philharmonic Association President Deborah Borda to learn more about the L.A. Phil's plans for Asia.

Bjork at MoMA: Leave your brain at the door

We take an audio tour of the Bjork exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art and consider the media backlash along the way.

Soundtrack keeps 'Empire' fans hooked all week long

"Empire" fans have another way of interacting with their favorite show: the soundtrack.

Will Ferrell to play for Dodgers, Angels in spring training stunt

The comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday.

Musician-attorney Joe Escalante says the 'Blurred Lines' jury 'got it wrong'

The punk rock bassist, who also owns a record label, says the verdict means lawyers will now dictate how music should sound.