Arts & Entertainment

'These Paper Bullets!' brings Shakespeare to the swinging '60s

For his new play “These Paper Bullets,” playwright Rolin Jones wasn’t afraid to toy with — and re-think — the work of the Bard of Avon.

Contemporary dance meets telenovela in 'Sophie & Charlie'

Choreographer Heidi Duckler was inspired by Spanish-language soap operas for her latest site-specific work, which takes place at multiple venues over several nights.

A look back at the universe of alternate 'Happy Birthday' songs

A court decision Tuesday put the classic "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. We thought we'd round up some of the most clever songs created, in part, to avoid paying royalties.

Pizza Rat, Keyboard Cat, and Dancing Matt: What makes viral video tick, and why we click

In 2004, before YouTube existed, a teenager named Gary Brolsma posted a video to the Internet that would change his life forever.

Inside the bizarre, insular world of corporate musicals

A former Late Show writer brings his collection and footage featuring some of the weirdest songs in American history: Songs like "My Bathroom" and "Tires to Sell" dominate.

Stephen Colbert turns Donald Trump into his straight man

Peppering Trump with questions and wisecracks during his appearance, the CBS host reduced the usually domineering Trump to straight-man status, an unaccustomed role Trump performed with rare grace.

Baseball legend Yogi Berra dies at 90

The Hall of Fame catcher known as much for his quotable malapropisms as for his career alongside fellow Yankees legends Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle died Tuesday at home in New Jersey.

'Happy Birthday' is in the public domain, judge rules — no more knockoffs needed

A federal judge has ruled that the "Happy Birthday" song is in the public domain, denying the publisher's copyright claim.

Making the case that making movies by, for and about women is good business

Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood and veteran producer Lydia Dean Pilcher are combating the gender disparity in the entertainment business with an economic argument.

The Budos Band keeps sane by having full-time jobs

When they're not touring the world and playing music, saxophonist Jared Tankel is a music attorney and drummer Brian Profilio is a high school art teacher.

'Minority Report' and 'Limitless' aren’t the only movies being made into TV shows

The website Den of Geek has identified 39 current and upcoming TV series that are set for the small screen.

Kareem explores Sherlock's smarter brother in 'Mycroft Holmes'

Fans of Sherlock Holmes have written enough about their hero to fill the British Library. So Holmes aficionado Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his co-author picked the mysterious Mycroft for their first novel.

Temecula artist crafts a rosary for Pope Francis on his US visit

Pope Francis performs a mass of canonization for Junipero Serra on Wednesday, and he'll be presented with a one-of-a-kind rosary designed and handcrafted by a Temecula artist.

The Emmys 2015 show TV in transition, with broadcast left behind

Only two awards went to shows airing on broadcast television: NBC's "The Voice" won for Outstanding Reality Series and Allison Janney won a supporting award for "Mom."

Emily Mortimer on why making 'Doll & Em' is therapeutic

In the HBO comedy series “Doll & Em,” real life best friends Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer play fictional best friends, known as Doll and Em. But it's not about them. Really. It's not.

Toronto Film Festival: 'Spotlight' and 'Room' pull ahead in the Oscar race

The Toronto festival marks the unofficial start of Oscar season. Kyle Buchanan, a senior editor at, talks about which films are getting buzz —good and bad.