Arts & Entertainment

Maria Bamford's Netflix show 'Lady Dynamite' is 100 percent Maria

Maria Bamford channels awkward humor, surreal exchanges and her history of mental illness into her own brand of comedy on "Lady Dynamite."

In 'Song of Lahore,' Pakistani musicians fight social stigma to play the music they love

The new documentary "Song of Lahore" tells how traditional Pakistani musicians found a new audience through YouTube after decades of local suppression.

7 literary stops along the new Expo Line extension

Want to embark on a literary adventure aboard the Expo line and its new extension? Well, Take Two and Libros Schmibros's David Kipen have you covered.

Come for the ride, stay for the art on the Expo Line

The seven new stations along the new Expo Line extension will feature about 100 pieces of specialized artwork for riders to see.

Google announces Daydream Android-powered VR headset

Daydream is a virtual reality headset with accessories that are designed to work with smart phones using the Android operating system.

Cheers to the weekend! 8 fun things to do in SoCal

Say cheers — the weekend has arrived! Fill up on Greek food, watch "Toy Story" outdoors and ride the Expo Line for free. We've got the details.

Hello, Spotify! Goodbye, songwriters?

Songwriters are singing the blues over the paltry sums paid them by streaming services. But veteran songwriters Michelle Lewis and Kay Hanley are leading a fight for more fair compensation.

Arts and transit: Can they both thrive at Bergamot Station?

Santa Monica says it's committed to preserving Bergamot's art galleries. But as the metro opens there, gallerists fear a wave of development that could push them out.

Veteran '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

"60 Minutes" aired a tribute to Safer on Sunday after he announced his retirement earlier this month. He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Fearer, and his daughter Sarah.

Arts and transit: Can they both thrive at Bergamot Station?

Santa Monica says it's committed to preserving Bergamot's art galleries. But as the metro opens there, gallerists fear a wave of development that could push them out.

'Your Song Changed My Life': NPR's Bob Boilen's stories of musicians' inspirations

The host of NPR's "All Songs Considered" asked 35 musicians what song changed their life; Smokey Robinson, Yusuf Islam and Carrie Brownstein's answers will surprise you.

Joey Newman scores 'The Middle' with a 'quirky '80s feel'

The composer writes his scores for the ABC series by building one track at a time, all from his cozy home studio in Culver City.

Behind the Starz series 'Outlander' lies a real-life love story

For costume designer Terry Dresbach, working on the historical time travel series, Outlander, is her “best dream and worst nightmare all rolled into one."

'It was terrifying' —Lee Daniels, others give their take on upfronts

Amidst all the talk of ratings and demographics at upfronts, there are the actors and show creators who help sell their shows to advertisers. These are some of those people.

76ers win NBA draft lottery, Lakers stay at No. 2, keep pick

The Los Angeles Lakers finished second but also felt like winners, as they would have dealt their pick to Philadelphia had they fallen out of the top three.

Guy Clark, Grammy-winning musician, dead at 74

Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark, who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train," has died. He was 74.