Arts & Entertainment

Natalie Cole: Underappreciated but never forgotten

Cole, who ended Aretha Franklin's eight-year Grammy-winning streak, was influential and flexible and a phenomenal singer.

50 wonderful pieces of pop culture from 2015

Every year at this time, we look back on just some — just some! — of the stuff that was delightful in the past 12 months.

Security concerns, temperatures don't take fun out of Rose Parade

The parade kicked off under cloudless blue skies, where hundreds of thousands who camped out all night were determined not to let security fears or frigid weather get in the way.

In 2015, TV broke ground by showing relatable women in hijab

When Muslim women in headscarves appear on TV, it's often in the context of hate crimes, terrorism or politics. But in 2015, TV showed hijab-wearing women joking, coding and cooking up a storm.

Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

Cole died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to compilations from ongoing health issues, her family said in a statement.

How the black-eyed pea earned a place at the New Year’s Day table

In the South, a New Year’s Day meal is not complete without black-eyed peas. Here's the backstory behind these cream-colored black-dotted legumes.

5 Every Week: Awards Season, haunted mansions and the Smell turns 18

Behold: Five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to an adventure we'll call "the Wild Card," from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'M*A*S*H,' dies at 82

The actor was surrounded by family when he died in L.A. of complications from pneumonia at age 82, his publicist and longtime friend Rona Menashe said.

'Son of Saul' about spiritual survival during the Holocaust

László Nemes's debut picture, 'Son of Saul,' tells the story of a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz who fights to give the body of a boy a proper burial.

How grand can NYE in Grand Park be in the cold?

For a third year, Grand Park will play host to tens of thousands of Angelenos, but will cold temps put a chill on the New Year's festivities?

Seinfeld and Obama, driving a Stingray and getting coffee

President Obama appears on Jerry Seinfeld's online show "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee." Sample question: "How many world leaders do you think are just completely out of their mind?"

Staying in town? 11 things to do NYE weekend

This is going to be the best year yet. We can feel it. Here's everything you need to know to ring in New Year's like a pro.

'Bordertown' writer Lalo Alcaráz takes a comedic look at a serious subject

The creator of the comic strip "La Cucaracha" uses his border upbringing as a writer/producer on the new Fox animated series.

Charlie Kaufman never intended 'Anomalisa' to be a movie

The acclaimed screenwriter is the co-director of the stop-motion animated film, which started out as a play meant to be read without staging.

Netflix doc 'Winter on Fire' is the 'Les Mis' of the Ukrainian Revolution

Evgeny Afineevky's documentary about the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution is one of the 15 films being considered for an Academy Award nomination.

Rose Parade anchors Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards reflect before their last broadcast

This will be the last broadcast with Rose Parade anchors Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards, who have hosted the event for over 30 years.