Arts & Entertainment

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.

Neon Retro Arcade rebuilds ancient '80s video games

At Neon Retro Arcade in Old Town Pasadena, Centipede, Gravitar, and Joust are seen as cultural artifacts. Frustratingly hard cultural artifacts.

'Suge' Knight still in hospital after murder case hearing

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy said no further details can be provided on Knight, who is accused of intentionally running down and killing a friend.

Caldecott winner Dan Santat celebrates with 'Beekle'

Children's book 'Beekle' secures the 2015 Caldecott Medal for Pasadena author, Dan Santat.

Does binge-watching make us depressed? Good question

Recent headlines make it sound like just because we watched a few episodes, we're depressed and lonely. But the science on binge-watching is just beginning.

Matthew Heineman enters no-man's land in 'Cartel Land'

The documentary opens with armed drug gangs mixing meth. It looks like an outtake from “Breaking Bad,” but this is the real thing.

'Ida' filmmaker auditioned 400 actresses before finding his star in a Warsaw cafe

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski talks about his unique method of filmmaking, the struggle to get "Ida" made, and how he discovered his lead actress.

Exclusive: What Hollywood might do with the 'Mockingbird' sequel

Harper Lee announced a sequel to her Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, “To Kill A Mockingbird." The Frame has discovered a trailer for the film adaptation.

Randall Park throws Asian-American stereotypes overboard in 'Fresh Off the Boat'

The actor was relieved to find out the Asian characters in the sitcom weren't portrayed as stereotypes, like many of the roles he's played in the past.

Cheating death and finding love: Making the film 'Meru'

Adventure photographer Jimmy Chin is a subject, cinematographer, and co-director of the Sundance award-winning documentary "Meru." He and his wife/co-director Chai Vasarhelyi tell The Frame about the

Inside Edition's Zoey Tur, first transgender TV reporter, flies again

When last we spoke with Zoey Tur about her gender reassignment, she said her goal was to become the nation's first transgender TV reporter. Done. Next!

Fallon parodies 'Fresh Prince' to mark temporary move to LA

The parody includes "Fresh Prince" stars Alfonso Ribeiro and DJ Jazzy Jeff, and announcer Steve Higgins, who makes an appearance as Will Smith’s finger-waving mom.

Sundance Festival opens doors for minority filmmakers

The festival has become a launching pad for emerging filmmakers of color who face challenges in historically white, male-dominated Hollywood.

Off-Ramp and FilmWeek animation critic Charles Solomon nabs Annie award

Charles Solomon took home the only silver Annie award Saturday night, for "significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation."