Arts & Entertainment

Does country star Ty Herndon's coming out signal a sea change for Nashville?

NPR music critic Ann Powers talks about Herndon's place in the country music world and what this news means to that industry and culture.

'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night': The world's first Iranian vampire Western

Director Ana Lily Amirpour talks about her history with horror flicks, the joy of designing characters, and pitching a black-and-white film in Farsi with "a dope soundtrack."

Los Angeles animal shelter slashes prices on 100 pets

Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles is stretching Black Friday into a 62-hour marathon and the first 100adopters will get pets for $10.

Thanksgiving, frozen: A 6-day guide to what to cook ahead

You don't have to leave all the cooking for Thursday. We offer tips for getting most of the meal ready in advance so you can sleep in a little later on the big day.

Felicity Jones on the complexity of 'The Theory of Everything'

"The Theory of Everything" examines the life of Stephen Hawking - from his college years and early scientific breakthroughs, through his long struggle with a motor neuron disease. But it's also a love story.

Can acting help rehabilitate prisoners?

US Attorney General Eric Holder recently visited a California correctional facility to observe a theater troupe that claims it can reduce recidivism through acting.

Cosby casino performances canceled amid sex assault claims

In the past week, numerous allegations of sexual abuse by Cosby from a number of women have led to canceled interviews and NBC and Netflix projects.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We're hitting the streets of Los Angeles for a sidewalk sale, stouts 'n 'staches in Venice and one epic trek through North Hollywood.

Why Mike Nichols got the gig to direct 'The Graduate'

Remembering the gifted auteur who died Wednesday, producer Larry Turman talks about hiring someone who hadn't yet directed a film.

'Atari: Game Over': The true story behind the 'ET' video game debacle

Zak Penn, director of the documentary "Atari: Game Over," talks about unearthing the end of the company and restoring the legacy of its maligned designer, Howard Scott Warshaw.

Sandra Oh: 'I still do not see myself represented' in kids' entertainment

The actress talks about her first major project since "Grey's Anatomy," an animated film about a young mixed-race woman finding her voice and identity

'Serial': Listening to the music behind the true-crime podcast

NPR's "Serial" recently posted more of one of the most mesmerizing pieces of the show: The music. Listen to the music that makes spines tingle every Thursday morning.

Gustavo Dudamel on LA Phil's new concert series and making classical music come alive

This year, the organ at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles turns 10 years old. The LA Philharmonic is celebrating with a concert Friday evening, led by conductor and music director Gustavo Dudamel.

Award-winning director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday. The director of "The Graduate" and "Death of a Salesman" was one of the few people to win an EGOT — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

After NBC kills Bill Cosby's show, what's the comedian's future and legacy?

Comedian Alonzo Bodden and The Vulture's Joe Adalian talk with The Frame about the latest developments and what they mean for Cosby's legacy.

The Frame 'First': Jason Reitman feels the music of 'Stripes'

While his father, Ivan Reitman, was directing the military comedy, Jason sat in on the scoring process and was overcome by the music.