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10 fun and almost-free things to do Thanksgiving weekend

This year, we're thankful for some time off. If you're sticking around Los Angeles for the holidays, we've got you covered with cheap events through the weekend.

19 classic Thanksgiving TV specials and comedy videos

Holiday traditions in our digital age may include less appointment viewing, but you can have your own Thanksgiving celebration online with these Turkey Day videos.

'The Imitation Game': Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't 'bear the tragedy' of Alan Turing

The actor talks about how much he knew about the WWII codebreaker before taking the role, whether or not motion capture is "real" acting, and more.

Rapper Killer Mike on his emotional St. Louis speech in the wake of Ferguson

Killer Mike talks about the Ferguson decision, how they'd originally refused to play in St. Louis and how he's explaining the outcome of the case to his kids.

Why turkey on Thanksgiving? A food historian explains

Why is turkey the star of the show on Thanksgiving? Andrew F. Smith, author of "The Turkey: An American Story,” explores this question.

Take a bite out of Ringo: Giant cookies honor pop culture icons

From Calvin and Hobbes to Fall Out Boy, two self-taught pastry pros specialize in hand-painted cookies of musicians and other cultural icons. Their creations seem almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.

Boots: Beyoncé's most mysterious and least talkative collaborator

He became the Internet’s favorite mystery late in 2013 when he was credited as a songwriter and producer on Beyoncé’s surprise self-titled album.

'Hunger Games' director Francis Lawrence knows the pressure is on

The director of "Mockingjay: Part One," says he was "a little nervous" about meeting fans' expectations for this episode, which doesn't have much action.

'Stop Kiss': Playhouse director makes risky debut with lesbian love story

Seema Sueko, director of the Pasadena Playhouse's run of 'Stop Kiss,' talks about how the audience response to her directorial debut exceeded all of her expectations.

'Mike Tyson Mysteries' producer says boxer plays a 'comedic fantasy' of himself

Hugh Davidson, producer/writer of the Adult Swim show, says the former boxer "is very aware and trying to do the best he can, and it's hard not to root for that."

Hackers shut down Sony Pictures' corporate network

Employees arrived Monday morning to find a message on hacked computer screens featuring a skull and the words: "We've obtained all of your Internet data..."

'Founding' letter that inspired Kerouac found 60 years later

It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

Computer Engineer Barbie gets a rewrite by the Internet

The 2010 book "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" was highly criticized this week; it shows Barbie designing a game, but relying on male friends to code it for her.

Who will get the biopic treatment next?

For better or worse, biopics — those big, sweeping epics about the life of a Very Important Person — have been reliable vehicles for actors of color to establish their mainstream actor bona fides.

New music plus old Dylan lyrics in 'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued'

Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Rhiannon Giddens and Taylor Goldsmith were asked to write music to create songs based on never-used Bob Dylan lyrics.

How the singer from the metal band Deafheaven keeps from destroying his voice

George Clark talks about the difficulties of keeping up with tour life, especially when it involves screaming into a mic every night.