Arts & Entertainment

Ringo Starr cleaning house, will auction Beatles 'stuff' for charity

The Fab Four drummer is putting an original pressing of the White Album, a guitar once owned by John Lennon and one of his own Ludwig Oyster drum kits on the block.

Mayweather says he's fought his last, ending a 49-0 career

The boxing champion retires with a undefeated record matched only by Rocky Marciano.

NBA legend Moses Malone dies at 60

Authorities confirmed that Malone died in a Norfolk hotel room. Malone is known for being perhaps the greatest rebounder in NBA history.

5 Every Week: Jurassic Park food, the Broad Museum and the Hollywood Pool

From the heart of the Southland, this is 5 Every Week. In our inaugural episode, we’ll be running you through five great things you should do in L.A. this week.

The future of Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' could see more lawsuits

Aretha Franklin succeeded in preventing the documentary, "Amazing Grace," from playing the film festival circuit, but the singer could end up being sued herself.

Film festival season madness continues in Toronto — here’s what to expect

The Telluride and Venice festivals have wrapped, and the New York festival is around the corner, but this week the film world revolves around Toronto.

National Geographic CEO: Fox deal won't affect our programming

Amidst concerns that new majority owner Fox might tamper with the programming, Gary Knell of the National Geographic Society promises continued coverage of climate change and hard science.

Novelist Emma Donoghue waited to find the perfect director for 'Room'

The author of the best-seller film about a mother and son held in captivity also wrote the screenplay, and now the film, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, is finally being released.

Immigration, refugees, politics, and betrayal — it's Greek drama at the Getty Villa

"It is a bitter thing to be a woman," says Euripides' Medea. In a new adaptation at the Getty Villa, with the action moved to Boyle Heights and mixed with the woes of ambitious undocumented immigrants, it is still very bitter.

Rob Cohen's new doc 'Being Canadian' tries to explain our neighbors to the north

“Like most Canadians living outside Canada I think you're constantly under attack because people don’t know or care about Canada and you constantly hear comments that make no sense.”

Vinci stuns Williams in US Open semis, Slam bid ends

Serena Williams finally found a hole too big to climb out of, losing 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Friday at Flushing Meadows to 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci of Italy.

After Sandy, Katrina and Sept. 11, this sculptor finds art in survival

Christopher Saucedo lost a brother in the twin towers, and two of his houses were flooded in the storms. He says he hopes his art shows people what it means to lose and how we manage to survive.

Free weekend? 9 fun and almost-free things to do

It's so hot, we could cry.

Richard Gere goes against type, playing a homeless man in 'Time Out Of Mind'

The actor is most recognized for his portrayal of an attorney in “Pretty Woman.” For his latest film he chose to play the sort of person who is often overlooked.

Obama honors Venice artist, UC Irvine professor

Artist John Baldessari and historian Vicki Lynn Ruiz were among the 21 people and organizations honored at this year’s National Medals of Arts and Humanities ceremony.

Song Exploder: Breaking down the Cali vibes of 'Feeling OK' by Best Coast

Hrishikesh Hirway, producer and host of the podcast Song Exploder, chats with Best Coast about a track from the band's latest album.