Arts & Entertainment

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl': How the director dealt with personal loss

When we first met the director at Sundance, he’d just completed the movie and we were one of his first interviews. The film's dedicated to his father, and he let us know what that meant.

John Luther Adams writes music meant to be heard outdoors

The West Coast premiere of Adams' "Sila: The Breath of the World" is taking place at the Ojai Music Festival. Adams breaks music out from traditional classical confines.

Ron Moody, who delighted audiences as Fagin in 'Oliver!' dies

Throughout his career, Moody played a variety of parts on stage and screen. But in the villainous Fagin, he found the role of a lifetime.

Ornette Coleman, jazz iconoclast, dies at 85

The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.

Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, taking on memorable roles such as the James Bond enemy Scaramanga and the evil Count Dooku in two "Star Wars" prequels.

A rare visit inside the Eames House, hallowed ground for designers

We celebrate the new Eames Anthology with an interview with the editor and an Eames grandchild ... inside the Eames House in the Palisades.

Baron Davis's 'The Drew' goes back to where he started playing ball

NBA star Baron Davis's new documentary "The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce" about The Drew League in South Central is set to premiere this Saturday, June 13th.

Inside Out: Touring Pixar to find out what makes their movies special

As the studio preps to release “Inside Out” next week, its first film since 2013, we visited Pixar's campus to find out about their space and their creative process.

Juan Felipe Herrera named US poet laureate

Already California's poet laureate, the prolific Chicano writer bears an enduring fascination for his native state — and a passion for teaching that's likely to shape his time in the new role.

Women's World Cup 2015: Where to watch your country’s team

World Cup matches started this week, and we've curated a list of a few key places to catch your favorite team and the international flavor of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Southern California, the nation's most diverse region. Is your favorite spot missing?

Artists at the Havana Biennial address the changing relationship between U.S. and Cuba

While overtly political artwork is hard to come by, many artists are examining the transformation between the world largest democracy and the Communist island.

Ray Bradbury's biographer: FBI spied on the author's kids

Ray Bradbury's biographer, Sam Weller, says he was shocked both by the FBI's incompetence and perfidy.

How Charles Manson ties into Hollywood history

The Manson murders were 46 years ago, but the man still has an impact on popular culture. Karina Longworth, creator of the podcast "You Must Remember This," shares his story.

FFS brings Franz Ferdinand and Sparks together for smart pop

New supergroup FFS brings two generations together, combining Scottish band Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles band Sparks in a collaboration from 6,000 miles apart.

'The Wolfpack' follows isolated brothers with a film obsession

Director Crystal Moselle documents the brothers whose obsessive relationship with films connects them to the outside world in a story that's almost impossible to believe.

New music from Melody Gardot, Richard Thompson and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. A Martinez sits down with music journalist Steve Hochman to chat about what he's been listening to.