Arts & Entertainment

Summer 2017 movies: Beyond 'Pirates,' 'Apes,' and 'Transformers'

The 2017 summer movie season will be dominated by sequels, but there are also plenty of promising original films to watch out for too.

Off-Ramp Recommendation: Giant ants invade Union Station Friday night!

Leonard Nimoy, James Whitmore, Union Station, and giant ants! What's not to love. Come to a free outdoor screening of 1954's "Them!"

Saxophonist Big Jay McNeely, 'King of the Honkers,' still steals the show at 90

Off-Ramp's jazz correspondent Sean J. O'Connell talks with the irrepressible showman and sax master Big Jay McNeely, who'll be honored May 17 at The Grammy Museum in Downtown LA.

Disneyland's first, hand-drawn map goes up for auction

The original concept art could fetch as much as $1 million when it goes up for auction next month, auctioneer Mike Van Eaton said.

How playwright Dan O'Brien turned decades of family turmoil into his newest work

The writer underwent an emotional journey to reconcile with his family, some of whom he hadn't spoken to in 30 years, and that journey became his new play

'Harold and Lillian': The 'secret storytellers' behind iconic Hollywood movies

The documentary, "Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story," profiles a storyboard artist and researcher who worked with Mike Nichols, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and others.

A Cuban musician expands his sound in LA

The guitarist San Miguel added pop elements to his traditional Cuban sound with the help of Colin Hay of Men at Work fame.

John Oliver reprises his role in the revived net neutrality debate

In 2014, Oliver rallied his viewers to contact the Federal Communications Commission in support of net neutrality. With the new FCC head looking to roll back regulations, Oliver is back at it.

MTV Movie & TV Awards break gender barriers

In a break with tradition, men and women will compete together in the acting categories.The awards show will also honor television, for the first time.

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths.

Kanye West goes dark on social media

Kanye West has apparently deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Both accounts went dark sometime Friday, for unknown reasons.

Chris Gethard isn't kidding about 'career suicide

The comedian talks about his struggles with suicidal thoughts and his complex relationship with his psychiatrist, in his new HBO special.

Would you wear Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes? Twitter says nope

"The Sports World is Forever Changed," Big Baller Brand said in introducing NBA prospect Lonzo Ball's shoes — though some aren't feeling moved.

When Elmo and Big Bird talk to refugees

Sesame Workshop is creating educational programming for refugee children around the world. But first, it's doing a lot of homework to make sure the lessons it teaches are the right ones.

​Club owner who turned Sunset Strip into rock heaven dies

Mario Maglieri, the Hollywood entrepreneur who doubled as a godfather figure to generations of rock stars from the Doors' Jim Morrison to Guns 'N Roses' Axl Rose, has died at age 93.

Crayola gives the people what they want: A new blue crayon

After Crayola announced it was retiring the yellow crayon Dandelion, the company said its replacement would be blue, but would it be a true blue? No, it's actually an accidental blue.