Arts & Entertainment

Should a journalist's privilege to protect sources extend to filmmakers?

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger was forced to turn over outtakes to his 2009 documentary, "Crude," which worries him about screenwriter Mark Boal's current fight with the U.S. government.

A bold effort to remake the outdated tradition of dinner theater

Prospect Theatre in Hollywood is trying to attract younger audiences with a hipper experience, e.g., "Romeo and Juliet" becomes "Love Is a Battlefield."

3 die at hospitals after attending Southern California rave

Nine people were transported from the HARD Summer Music Festival, and three were pronounced dead at local hospitals.

Ahead of The Pack, the new theater rocking LA's comedy scene

The Comedy Industrial Complex is a-boomin' and Los Angeles is at the center of it. So why does this city need another comedy theater? Ask Miles Stroth.

Olympian Kim Rhode takes her shot at history — and dispelling stigma

If Rio goes well for the champion shooter and SoCal native, she could become the first person to medal in six consecutive Summer Olympics.

Skydiver Luke Aikins sets record for highest jump without parachute

The 42-year-old daredevil made a perfect landing into a net 25,000 feet below, in Simi Valley, Calif., on Saturday.

Pehrspace closing after 36-hour marathon concert

Two months after downtown L.A. punk club The Smell received a demolition notice, Echo Park music and arts venue Pehrspace is closing — but not before a marathon performance.

Man completes 3,100 mile walk that began in LA

After walking for 148 days across the U.S., Ben Davis arrived Saturday in Boston to finish the journey he began in February in Los Angeles.

World's best women surfers converge on Huntington Beach

At the US Open of Surfing, SoCal native Courtney Conlogue is on track to win her first women's world title this year.

Metro hops aboard Pokemon Go craze

The transit agency will be attracting in-game monsters to Gold Line stops Sunday — and you can catch them all.

Skydiver will jump 25,000 feet without a parachute

On Saturday, Luke Aikins will step out of a plane at 25,000 feet — without a parachute. And he's doing it over the Southern California desert.

Underwater video game 'Abzû' aims for the dream of perfect scuba diving

Video game "Abzû" wants to take you on an emotional journey into an underwater world. It's the first game to come from Santa Monica's Giant Squid Studios.

Why Stephen Colbert can't be 'Stephen Colbert' anymore

The late night host says he's retiring his "Colbert Report" persona because his former bosses at Viacom could sue him. But meet his "identical twin cousin."

Director Patricia Rozema's "Into the Forest" wasn't easy to get made

The post-apocalyptic film stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, but its small, intimate scope and two female leads made it difficult to find financial backing.

One singular sensation: the history of 'A Chorus Line'

During preparation for a Hollywood Bowl production, principals from the iconic Broadway musical reveal the show's humble roots.

'Samurai Jack's' creator brings Jack swinging his animated sword back

Creator Genndy Tartakovsky tells us how he's never been able to escape the character, but he's excited to bring Jack back for a grand finale.