Arts & Entertainment

Video: Poet Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

First lady Michelle Obama remembered poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

Maria Sharapova wins tennis's French Open for 2nd time

Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years, overcoming some shaky serving Saturday to beat fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final.

Lawsuit against Norton Simon for art seized in WWII revived

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum to return two 500-year-old paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

Get ready for the 44th LA gay pride weekend

This year's celebration is the first since gay marriage was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Events are planned in the run-up to the parade on Sunday.

Superfan Clipper Darrell on Donald Sterling, Steve Ballmer

During all the news and tumult, one person paying especially close attention to the Clippers is Darrell Bailey — better known as Clipper Darrell, the team's biggest fan.

Casey Kasem in critical condition with infected bedsore

Ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was in critical condition with an infected bedsore, while his daughter and wife debated in court about who should make decisions about his care.

Beastie Boys win a fight for their copyright

The hip-hop band that reached its zenith in the 1980s won a $1.7 million judgment against Monster Beverage Corp., which used the band's music without permission.

7 fun and almost-free things to do

A list of fun events, including a day with 100 indie bands, a California Chrome party and contemporary dance in DTLA. And if you want to splurge, there's a horror camping trip.

Cruise's 'Tomorrow' may flop: Is the era of the movie star over?

Tom Cruise is the big draw for "Edge of Tomorrow," opening Friday, but estimates say he won't be enough. What does this say about the ability of star power to fuel big hits?

Batman poster presents 75 highlights in 75 years of Bat-History

As part of their celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman, DC Comics has released a new poster showing highlights of the character's history. Check out the full graphic.

'The Snowy Day': The art of Ezra Jack Keats at the Skirball Center

The Skirball Center is celebrating the children's book "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keat with a complete interactive exhibit.

Former Dodger Don Zimmer dies, ending an epic sports career

His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Baseball is mourning Don Zimmer today, remembering a man who loved the game that loved him back.

Who is Slender Man? The Internet meme is cited in a brutal crime

Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls allegedly stabbed a friend of theirs nearly to death in order to please Slender Man, an online urban legend. Here's his story.

LA, New York City mayors wager over NHL Stanley Cup final

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are wagering on the outcome of the Stanley Cup final between the Kings and the Rangers

Walkers rediscover Los Angeles on foot in The Big Parade

Last weekend, a group of Angelenos trekked 35 miles and climbed 100 stairways on a route from Grand Park to Griffith Observatory in an annual event called The Big Parade.

Kings Stanley Cup Finals: 5 things to know to sound like a superfan

The Los Angeles Kings host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night at Staples, and we've got your guide.