Arts & Entertainment

'Southside With You' has us asking: Where is the love in black movies?

'Southside with You' follows Michelle and Barack Obama's first date and shows something we don't get too see often in film: black romance.

The Aztecs revered amaranth. Will Americans fall in love with it?

This ancient grain has a subtle, nutty flavor and is full of nutrients. But for most Americans, amaranth is still obscure. Researchers in Tennessee hope to change that.

Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25

Max Ritvo, a Los Angeles-born poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died.

'Single By 30' — an old-fashioned rom-com on YouTube

YouTube is a recent arrival in original TV content, but it has rolled out a pleasantly traditional show about friends who may or may not (oh, come on) fall in love.

How you can keep the Olympic spirit alive after the 2016 Games

The 2016 Olympic Games are over, but they once again provided inspiration to viewers around the world. Here's how you can support the Olympics and get involved.

'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail: How Arab Spring influenced his hit show

The son of Egyptian immigrants says a visit to his parents' homeland showed him that anger could be a positive force.

Julia Holter uses her classical training to make indie pop music

The experimental Los Angeles musician studied classical composition at California Institute of the Arts. But she's enough of a pop artist to play at FYF Fest.

Nixon's helicopter goes under the knife

The helicopter Richard Nixon used during his presidency left Yorba Linda in preparation for a facelift. The goal is to restore it to its former glory.

Would you eat 300 gyoza for a $5,000 check?

One lucky competitive eater did last week. And although you might've missed the 2016 Day-Lee World Gyoza Eating Championship, don't worry: we have pictures.

'It is life-changing:' LA City College receives $10 million for music students

This week, LA City College received an unprecedented gift of $10.1 million.

John Krasinski: 'I didn't want to play anything that seemed like Jim'

John Krasinski chats about directing "The Hollars," life after "The Office" and how his "face acting" compares with Denzel Washington's.

8 fun ways to spend your weekend in SoCal

Don't hang around the house like a slug this weekend. Do yoga with cats, drink sour beer and check out an interactive "South Park" art gallery. We've got the details.

With Blu-Ray release of "Chimes at Midnight," it's time to re-evaluate Orson Welles' legacy

A remarkable Shakespearean, "Chimes" is an epic summation of Welles the artist on a canvas as broad and alive as "Citizen Kane," and it might include Gielgud's best performance.

Meet the man who miniaturized former LA landmarks

Disappointed by the demolition of some of his favorite buildings in Los Angeles, Gerald Cox decided to preserve them with hand-crafted models.

7 ways to celebrate National Dog Day with or without a dog

Hot diggity dog — it's National Dog Day! Whether or not you have a dog, or even if you're more of a cat person, this dog day is not over, and it's time to celebrate.

'BoJack Horseman' season 3 is inspired by creator's love/hate of the Oscars

Raphael Bob-Waksberg is an avid follower of The Oscars, and wanted this season to explore the machine behind Hollywood’s biggest night.