Arts & Entertainment

Motorhead frontman Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister dies at 70

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister died in L.A. on Monday. His outsized persona made him a hero for generations of hard-rockers and metal-heads.

Composer Carter Burwell says most directors don't care if a score is 'good' or 'interesting'

You might think a director would be adamant that his or her film would also have really good music to accompany the story, but Burwell says that's rarely the case.

Remembering cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Haskell Wexler

Over the course of a long and illustrious career, Wexler won two Academy Awards for his camera work. He was also an acclaimed documentary filmmaker.

Artist Ellsworth Kelly, master of colorful abstraction, dies at 92

Kelly was recognized as one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century. He died Sunday afternoon, leaving behind pieces in nearly every major museum of modern art.

New conservation effort aims to protect Papa Hemingway's papers

Ernest Hemingway left papers and a private library of more than 9,000 books when he left Cuba. A Boston-based foundation is taking steps to save the artifacts from the hot, humid Caribbean weather.

'Force Awakens' becomes fastest movie to $1 billion

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has reached $1 billion at the box office, reaching the milestone with record-setting hyper speed.

It's hard to say what African design is, but it sure is stunning

"Making Africa" at the Guggenheim Bilbao has dazzling portraits, strange videos and weird-looking glasses.

Surprise songs released this Christmas

Miley Cyrus, Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem were among the performers who treated fans to unexpected tracks this Christmas holiday.

A holiday favorite: David Sedaris' 'Santaland Diaries'

Writer David Sedaris is back reading from his "Santaland Diaries." It's the story of his time as a Macy's elf.

5 Every Week: Swirling dolphins at LACMA, public radio sandwiches and the ideal record store

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.

Watch: Polar bears at the San Diego Zoo get gift of snow

Christmas came early for Kalluk, Tatqiq and Chinook, the polar bears of San Diego Zoo. Their gift? Nearly 26 tons of fluffy white snow.

From beetroot to pineapple, homemade wines sweeten Christmas in India

Across India, Christian communities make sweet homemade wines for the festive season. But the know-how behind this ancient tradition may be disappearing.

James Taylor reflects on his life and career, and his love for performing live

The legendary singer-songwriter talks about how his music affects him, growing older, and — 32 years after going sober — his continuing road to recovery.

'The Danish Girl' director Tom Hooper: 'Love is a transformative space'

The acclaimed director talks about working with Eddie Redmayne to portray one trans woman's journey to find her true self.

Lack of snow almost derailed the filming of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Producer Stacey Sher talks about the challenges that arose from shooting "The Hateful Eight" on location at 9,600 feet above sea level.

Big, bold, wild: Christmas meals of centuries past

Planning the same Christmas dinner as last year? You're doing it wrong. In 17th-century Britain, Christmas dinner was a lavish, 12-day drunken affair. Think Mardi Gras with snow.