Arts & Entertainment

Southern Baptist leaders seek softer approach to homosexuality

Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some Southern Baptist Convention leaders are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.

5 fads that faded away: Hair lizards, indoor baseball and more

Remembering a time in America when chameleon coiffures and sand baths were all the rage.

New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' teasers tease another teaser

The first "Guardians" trailer showcased Marvel's spacefaring heroes' goofy side. The new teasers put the laughs away and focus on the "epic" in space epic.

Billboard Awards can use Michael Jackson hologram

A federal judge in Las Vegas has denied a patent holder's request to halt a performance by a Michael Jackson hologram scheduled for this weekend's Billboard Music Awards.

EZTV: Channeling West Hollywood's artsy video history

Off-Ramp's Elyssa Dudley talks with Michael J. Masucci about the weird and wonderful EZTV, a pioneering video space he co-founded in the late '80s.

Phoenix, The Strokes coming to Los Angeles for FYF Fest

Other bands slated to play at the two-day event include Haim, Interpol Caribou, Tycho, Blood Orange and Jamie XX.

#CapForStrat: The Avengers give a real dying man his last wish

The Avengers are teaming up to fight a formidable foe: Cancer. At least, one man's cancer, through the power of Marvel actors' selfies.

'Chef': Jon Favreau and Roy Choi on making a film about cooking and life

Filmmaker Favreau and chef Roy Choi talked with Take Two's Alex Cohen about collaborating on a movie that captures the essence of being a chef.

Is it socially acceptable to swear at your workplace?

Psychologists say cursing can make us feel stronger and more resilient. But when and where is it really OK to swear?

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

It's expected to cool down this weekend, so you can explore cultural events (including magical ones) without leaving the comfort of SoCal.

Rediscovering artist Channing Peake—rodeo winner, rancher, and friend of Picasso

“I have done everything I wanted to do, and sometimes twice,” artist Channing Peake said. He died 25 years ago and Marc Haefele says it's time to give him another look.

'Mystery Girl: Unraveled' takes us behind the scenes of Roy Orbison's masterpiece

Alex Orbison, son of the late pop icon Roy Orbison, on "Mystery Girl: Unraveled," a documentary that goes behind the scenes of the recording of Orbison's final album.

'Godzilla' 2014: How VFX pioneer Jim Rygiel remade Japan's most famous monster

The Oscar-winning visual effects master and director Gareth Edwards looked back to the King of the Monsters' original designs when coming up with his new form.

'Hotel California': How The Eagles' earworm became an American icon

The 1977 hit single is the band's most successful song, by far. But how did it get written? And why — almost 40 years later — are we still listening?

Oscar-winning 'Searching for Sugar Man' director found dead

Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar for the poignant story about an American singer who was famous in South Africa for decades and didn't know it.

'Casebook': Mona Simpson's latest novel explores the family dynamic

Author Mona Simpson's latest novel "Casebook," follows the life of 9-year-old Miles and his family living in Los Angeles.