Arts & Entertainment

Skid Row photo project started from a random conversation

John Hwang has been documenting Skid Row for three years. He said his fascination with the area sprung from a haunting conversation with a homeless man on a bridge nearby.

Garrison Keillor suffers brain seizure, but show goes on

His publicist said Keillor still planned to fly to Atlanta on Thursday to host Saturday's show.

9 awesome things to do in LA this weekend

Whether your four-day work week dragged on or zoomed by, the weekend is here and we've got a bunch of ways for you to soak up the SoCal sun.

Stephanie Allain on directing the most diverse Los Angeles Film Festival yet

The film industry has struggled to bring improve gender and racial diversity among directors, but the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival shows it can be done.

Charles Ferguson tackles climate change in 'Time to Choose'

The documentary filmmaker has taken on the military and the big banks. But in his new film, he takes on the global problem of climate change.

The Kills celebrate 15 years as a duo with new release, 'Ash & Ice'

Five years have passed since the last album from the indie rock band. But singer Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince are back with a new record and a new sound.

Prince died of accidental overdose, adds to opioids' grim toll

Prince died of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, autopsy results released Thursday show. Prince administered the drug himself.

Chalk Rep Theater raises the garage door on a site-specific play

A cluttered residential garage serves as the stage for "In Case of Emergency," a play about two sisters and a disaster preparedness expert faced with a real crisis.

Fandango Fronterizo mends fences at US-Mexican border

A fandango is a traditional music circle where musicians swap sounds and verses. But when a border fence divides the circle in two, Fandango Fronterizo is born.

Comedian Quincy Jones: 'There is no cancer when I'm on that stage'

The 31-year-old comedian received a stage 4 cancer diagnosis last year. A successful Kickstarter campaign will make possible the taping of a stand-up special so he has something to leave behind.

Punk icon John Doe talks punk history, new music

In "Under the Big Black Sun," John Doe and other seminal voices tell stories about LA's punk scene. Doe joined us to talk about the book, and play tunes from his new album, "The Westerner."

Brazil changes training venue after UCLA shooting

Brazilian Football Confederation spokesman Douglas Lunardi said the players were at their hotel when the shooting occurred.

'Fresh Off the Boat' star Constance Wu on Asians in Hollywood

It wasn't until she was cast on "Fresh Off the Boat" that Wu embraced her background and began to fight for better representation of Asians in Hollywood, too.

What made Bryan Cranston go from police work to acting? Girls.

In his life after “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston is busier than ever. He reflects on a life in acting, what he learned from his dad's acting career and how he advi

The Black Film Canon: Slate picks 50 of the greatest films by black directors

Slate writers, Aisha Harris and Dan Kois, reached out to 40 different filmmakers, scholars and critics to get their take on the greatest films by black directors.

24-hour Memorial Day vigil honors Latino veterans

This is the seventh year for the day-long vigil at cinco Puntos. "If you're a Latino veteran, this place is sort of hallowed ground for the region," Rick Coca says.