Arts & Entertainment

The 10 most important stories to know before Comic-Con 2014

The 2014 edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the mecca for hundreds of thousands of pop culture fans every year, runs through Sunday. Here's a look at this year's highlights.

10 cheap places to take the kids this summer

Swim lessons are coming to a close. Arts camp is over. Now what? From free museum days to summer reading programs, here's a list of ways to power through August.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Weird Al, Laura Welsh, Naomi Shelton, Fink, Willie Nelson, Somi

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com join A Martinez in studio for another episode of Tuesday Reviewsday.

Making marijuana infused meals with a professional chef

People wanting to better understand the process of making marijuana edibles have tapped a professional chef to teach them how. We have him, and his recipes, online.

Friends, fans mourn death of leading man legend James Garner

Tributes to legendary leading man James Garner have been pouring in on social media and elsewhere, after word of his death late Saturday night.

Television critics give big awards to 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange Is The New Black'

On Saturday night, the Television Critics Association handed out its 30th annual round of awards, and the big winners are from cable TV, broadcast TV, and even new spaces entirely.

#FirstWorldProblems: Weird Al parodies the Pixies in new video

"Weird Al" Yankovic is in the middle of releasing eight videos over the course of eight days. The first of two weekend videos brings us "First World Problems."

Getty mounts Minor White photography exhibit

The first White retrospective in 25 years opens the photog's work in two directions: his early Oregon past and the homoerotic realm he tried to keep hidden.

Michael Pitt channels Richard Dawkins in the film 'I Origins'

The new film "I, Origins" from director Mike Cahill is a fascinating film that explores the relationship between science and spirituality.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

This weekend, we're listening to live jazz under urban lights; visiting Paramount, California for a dose of nostalgia; and treating our dogs to a day on the town.

Batman kisses Spider-Man on pre-Comic-Con magazine cover

Free monthly Pacific San Diego Magazine combined the city's gay pride festival with the upcoming Comic-Con, delivering an upside-down Spidey/Bats kiss on their cover.

'Midnight Rider' filmmakers say crash 'was not a crime'

Two filmmakers charged in a collision that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman insist they committed no crimes.

A look at 2 big new art spaces coming to downtown LA

John Rabe gets an update on the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery, coming to the downtown Arts District, and the Broad Museum coming to Grand Avenue.

Blues guitarist Johnny Winter dies at 70

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died, ending a long and expansive career that included working alongside bluesman Muddy Waters and playing at the Woodstock festival.

Elaine Stritch, brash stage performer, dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.

After Thor, Marvel announces big change to Captain America

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.