Arts & Entertainment
Best known for playing R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, a role where he was unseen, the actor was found Saturday morning by his nephew.
There are 205 countries competing in Rio, many for decades, and most of them can't match Phelps' total of 23 golds.
What's new the 18th time around? Monster-hunting and pedicabs.
After the 1965 Watts Riots, members of the community organized a festival to focus on healing. This weekend marks its 50th anniversary.
The Midnight Mission in Skid Row serves nearly a million meals each year to the homeless. But one Thursday a month, it aims to nurture their spirits.
The U.S. swimming team competing in Rio is the most diverse yet. But there is still a long way to go before the ranks of swimmers reflect the diversity of the country.
The creators of an upcoming "South Park" video game have developed a stinky spin on virtual reality.
But his teammate Katie Ledecky broke her own world record — and then Burbank native Anthony Ervin, 35, won gold in the freestyle.
It's a place where independent filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Miranda July and Quentin Tarantino got their start — and where the next great directors may become even greater.
A common complaint about Olympics coverage is the focus on athletes’ personal stories rather than the games. NBC correspondent Jimmy Roberts hopes the mini-documentaries enhance viewers experience of the epic event.
Feel like taking on a marathon this weekend? How about one you can do sitting down?
Lots of sports seem to be teeter on the edge of inclusion in the Olympic Games. Which sports on the borderline do you want in — or out?
Thomas Middleditch from HBO's "Silicon Valley" discusses his new film "Joshy" and the things he loves... and questions about nerd culture.
Just call 1-855-LA-BEERS, and if you're lucky, a real live human being will be waiting to help bring you one beer closer to having the perfect night out.
The popularity of stop-motion is also a reaction to the perfection of CG, which tends to produce geometrical precision. But stop-motion, like drawn animation, relies more on the artists’ instincts and less on math.
If you’re not going to the Coliseum Saturday to watch the Rams play an exhibition game against the Cowboys, the next best thing – to celebrate the team’s return and their place in LA history – would be to raise a glass and watch the game at Tom Bergin’s.