Arts & Entertainment

Women want spot in big wave surf competition in California

Some say women aren't quite ready to compete in the invitation-only Titans of Mavericks. But the California Coastal Commission told organizers that they better have a plan for including women if they want a permit to hold the event next year.

Robert Loggia, movie and TV tough guy, dies at 85

Loggia's wife Aubrey Loggia said he died Friday at his home in Los Angeles after a five year battle with Alzheimer's. "His poor body gave up," she said.

With no projects in the works, 'Youth' star Michael Caine considers himself retired

Michael Caine says the happiest he's ever been with a role has been in "Youth," where he plays a retired classical music composer and conductor.

'The Book with No Pictures' gives the kids control

A conversation with author BJ Novak about his #1 Best-seller 'The Book With No Pictures' and why its been so great for children and adults.

Need something to do next week? Five sure thing bets for a good time

Behold! five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to wild card adventures from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

Manager: Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Weiland dead at 48

The singer rose to fame as the frontman of the Grammy Award-winning Stone Temple Pilots, whose hits include "Interstate Love Song," ''Plush," and "Vasoline."

Dee Dee Bridgewater on believing in the world of The Wiz

A conversation with the original Glinda the Good witch from the Wiz about why the play struck such a chord with black audiences.

What is the Triforium, and why should we rehabilitate it?

Standing six stories tall and weighing 60 tons, the Triforium sits on the the corner of Temple and Main Street in Downtown L.A. It's in severe disrepair — how did it get this bad?

Philip K. Dick's editor praises Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle"

In Philip K Dick's books, Ursula Le Guin wrote, "there are no heroes ... but there are heroics … what counts is the honesty, constancy, kindness and patience of ordinary people."

Can a 'gender parity stamp' make a difference in Hollywood?

Strategies from the Sundance Institute and Women in Film for achieving gender parity in Hollywood include a seal of approval for films and TV shows that have good hiring practices.

Alan Yang writes his own life into 'Master of None'

In a perfect case of art-imitating-life, Yang and his co-creator, Aziz Ansari, call on their own experiences for the show's storylines.

Vote for your favorite albums of 2015

Tell us what your top five albums were in 2015. We'll compile a list of the 25 most popular picks on Dec. 15.

Playwright Young Jean Lee's 'Straight White Men' examines the ethics of privilege

As a Korean immigrant, Lee grew up as an outsider in Washington state, but now she can recognize her own privilege.

For singer/songwriter Empress Of, mother knows best

Lorely Rodriguez — who uses the stage name, Empress Of — got a lot of support from her mom, so she thanked her with a Spanish cover from her acclaimed debut album.

Dodgers great Don Newcombe passes out at news conference

A team spokesman says Newcombe was transported by ambulance to a hospital Tuesday. There was no immediate word on his condition.

Music from Tom Jones, Sunny Levine and Southern Louisiana

Every week our critics join our hosts in the studio to tell us about what you should be listening to, in one short segment. We call it Tuesday Reviewsday.