Arts & Entertainment

Brad Bird and the backstory to 'The Iron Giant,' with a new version screening next week

"The Iron Giant," which delighted less-than-giant audiences in 1999, is returning to find more fans. Brad Bird and Charles Solomon tell us how it got made.

Filmweek: ‘Stonewall,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ and more

Larry Mantle and film critics Andy Klein, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this week’s new movie releases, including “Stonewall,” “Hotel Translvania 2” and more. TGI-Filmweek!

Often posed as a priest, artist fools trained eyes of many museum curators

In the documentary “Art and Craft,” filmmakers Jennifer Grausman and Sam Cullman take audiences inside the mind of the artist who uses simple tools like colored pencils and chalk to recreate some of the world’s best known art pieces.

Filmweek: ‘Stonewall,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ and more

Larry Mantle and film critics Andy Klein, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this week’s new movie releases, including “Stonewall,” “Hotel Translvania 2,” and more. TGI-Filmweek!

Peaches: From her folk music past to becoming an eclectic artist

While Merrill Nisker a.k.a. Peaches hasn't released an album in several years, she's been keeping busy with making a film, a photo book and performing musicals

Free weekend? LA Beer Fest, surfing dogs, Beatles Tribute festival, supermoon

This weekend is going to be a hot one but there are still plenty of ways to have fun and cool down, from a Disney movie at the El Capitan, to a dog surfing competition, beer, banned books and more.

Disneyland opens Star Wars attractions Nov. 16, closes others in January

Disneyland announced attractions focused on Star Wars beginning Nov. 16, but to clear room for the upcoming Star Wars Land, other attractions will close — some temporarily and some permanently.

Margaret Cho is more reserved than you think

While it seems like the comedian is an open book on stage, she's very calculated in what she reveals about herself — and uses that to her advantage.

Louie Pérez and Los Lobos: Still howlin' after all these years

The band's guitarist talks about their new album, "Gates of Gold," and how the process of writing songs with David Hidalgo has evolved over the years.

Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Black Panther, but mainstream comic books still struggle with diversity

The prominent author and black intellectual will write for Marvel, but critic J.A. Micheline says the world of mainstream comics still has a long way to go.

Los Tigres del Norte frontman Jorge Hernandez on 48 years

Los Tigres del Norte — one of Mexico's biggest and longest running bands — has toured worldwide and sold millions of records. They play Northridge on Thursday, Oct. 1.

'These Paper Bullets!' brings Shakespeare to the swinging '60s

For his new play “These Paper Bullets,” playwright Rolin Jones wasn’t afraid to toy with — and re-think — the work of the Bard of Avon.

Contemporary dance meets telenovela in 'Sophie & Charlie'

Choreographer Heidi Duckler was inspired by Spanish-language soap operas for her latest site-specific work, which takes place at multiple venues over several nights.

A look back at the universe of alternate 'Happy Birthday' songs

A court decision Tuesday put the classic "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. We thought we'd round up some of the most clever songs created, in part, to avoid paying royalties.

Pizza Rat, Keyboard Cat, and Dancing Matt: What makes viral video tick, and why we click

In 2004, before YouTube existed, a teenager named Gary Brolsma posted a video to the Internet that would change his life forever.

Inside the bizarre, insular world of corporate musicals

A former Late Show writer brings his collection and footage featuring some of the weirdest songs in American history: Songs like "My Bathroom" and "Tires to Sell" dominate.