Arts & Entertainment

OSCARS 2015: 'Birdman' sound designer breaks down Times Square scene

Aaron Glascock talks about the scene in which Michael Keaton's character finds himself locked out of a theater and has to make his way, almost naked, through the heart of Manhattan.

Oscars 2015: How 'Hero' became the unofficial theme song for 'Boyhood'

The L.A.-based band Family of the Year has grown accustomed to hearing its song repeatedly as "Boyhood" has racked up honors during awards season.

Oscars 2015: How the sound of gravity was created in 'Interstellar'

Oscar nominee Richard King, the sound editor on "Interstellar," says what his team worked the hardest on was "the sound to represent gravity."

Iron & Wine performs songs from 'Archive Series Volume No. 1'

Singer-songwriter Sam Beam steps back in time to connect with songs he wrote in his Miami bedroom more than 15 years ago.

The comedy and good conversation of Harris Wittels

NPR contributor Glen Weldon remembers writer, actor, producer, musician, and comedy podcast mainstay Harris Wittels, who died Thursday, just 30 years old.

Emmy says a short show is a comedy, a longer one's a drama

New rules for Emmy hopefuls include revamped comedy and drama series categories and redefine the "Mini-Series" category as "Limited Series."

'American Horror Story' actor critical after being struck in Hollywood

Police say Ben Woolf, the 4-foot-4 actor on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," was hit in the head by the vehicle's mirror. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

'McFarland, USA' recreates true California underdog story

'McFarland, USA' tells the story of high school runners who are transformed from field workers to champions with the help of Jim White, played by Kevin Costner.

Kate Burton and Sam Robards on growing up with actor parents

Arthur Miller's "The Price" is currently on stage at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. It's a family drama and, appropriately, two of the play's lead actors come from drama families.

'Unbroken' sound designers recreated a 30-minute scene from scratch

Oscar nominated sound designers Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro were put to the test when they had to recreate the scene when the characters were stranded at sea.

Meet the man behind the Oscars' red carpet

The red carpet walk is just as important as the award show itself. Joe Lewis is the red carpet king who makes sure everything goes smoothly

Oscars 2015: Foreign Film noms 'Wild Tales' and 'Timbuktu'

"Off-Ramp" reviews "Timbuktu," a film about the fundamentalist takeover of a traditional village, and "Wild Tales," a rowdy six-part Argentine black comedy.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

We're starting the weekend with New Belgium beer followed by a celebration in Chinatown and the best coffee in the world, topped off by a sweet Oscars viewing party.

'Parks & Rec' writer Harris Wittels dies in possible overdose

Wittels was discovered by his assistant around 12 p.m. Wittels, also well known for the @Humblebrag Twitter account, had attended drug rehab twice.

John Malkovich plays muse in Sandro Miller's homage to iconic portraits

Miller came by The Frame studio recently to talk about the genesis of the idea, how Malkovich became his muse and how he managed to recreate the photos.

Thomas Lennon brings his 'annoying' talents to 'The Odd Couple' remake

Lennon stopped by The Frame studio — armed with a bottle of hand sanitizer — to talk about the difference between network and cable TV, his experience as a studio screenwriter and how he shares a lot of Felix Unger's idiosyncrasies.