Arts & Entertainment

Petty, Costello, Lauper up for Songwriters Hall of Fame

The organization announced its 2015 nominees Wednesday. Winners will be inducted next June at a New York gala.

Encuentro presents a sweeping view of Latino theater

The month-long festival has attracted more than 150 writers, actors and directors for performances that represent a wide range of creativity.

Foxygen's inspirations, from the Beatles to '70s rock to Limp Bizkit

The duo behind LA's Foxygen has been making music together since middle school. They share their childhood past on the heels of releasing "...And Star Power."

Feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian's latest death threat

Utah State staff received an anonymous terror threat over a live event with Sarkeesian, a vlogger who's angered some with her feminist critique of sexism in video games.

Wendy Whelan: A beloved American ballerina, ending an era

Wendy Whelan, one of America's very best dancers, retires this week after a stellar 30-year career with the New York City Ballet.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Flying Lotus, Radio Ridler and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, Take Two's weekly new music segment. Joining A Martinez in the studio this week is Oliver Wang from

Networks chase Latino viewers with 'Cristela' and 'Jane the Virgin'

Alex Nogales, CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, says the networks are making progress with Latino representation, but still have a ways to go.

Director Dobkin on how personal life influenced 'The Judge'

Director/Producer David Dobkin talks about the painful, real life stories that led to the creation of "The Judge," and the magic of Robert Downey Jr.

In film, women's stories break through at fall festivals

Study after study reveals that women remain underrepresented in film, both on screen and off. But film festivals can play a role in closing the gap.

'As You Wish': Take a peek at the making of 'The Princess Bride'

Twenty-seven years after "The Princess Bride" appeared on the silver screen, Cary Elwes has co-authored a book about the making of the film.

'Meet the Mormons' surprises at the box office

The documentary film was created by the LDS Church because it knew it had an image problem. Now it has a movie that's bringing waves into theaters.

On The Lot: Edward Snowden at the Oscars?

Is NSA leaker Edward Snowden on the way to the Oscars? A new film about him, "Citizenfour," is getting lots of award buzz. Plus, Will Arnett as Lego Batman.

Family reports actress Misty Upham missing

Police in Washington state say an actress known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained" is missing.

LA’s new poet laureate found refuge at the public library

Writer Luis J. Rodriguez's resume: jail time, homeless, gang member, 15 books, gubernatorial candidate. Now he's Los Angeles's poet laureate.

'Bob's Burgers' voice actor Dan Mintz on fighting stage fright to do stand-up

The comedian, best known as Tina from "Bob's Burgers," talks about overcoming performance anxiety and how he came to voice such a popular TV character.

Jeremy Renner: Gary Webb story 'too important to pass up'

Renner stars in "Kill the Messenger" as Gary Webb, who wrote a series of controversial stories titled "Dark Alliance" in which he connected the crack epidemic that swept through LA in the 1980s, to the CIA-backed Contras in Nicaragua.