Arts & Entertainment

'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.

In these new comics, getting your wish isn't always great

Mainstream superhero comics have a streak of teenage wish-fulfillment. But a new wave of comics is exploring how complicated it can be when wishes are granted.

Oscars voter: 'Selma' cast's 'I can't breathe' tees were 'offensive'

"If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male," she also says, "I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were."

'Hamilton' is the talk of New York theater

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail, respectively the show's creator and director, talk about the creative partnership that's led to the hottest musical of the year.

Oscars 2015: 3 foreign nominees tell fables of the New Cold War

In a superb field of Best Foreign Language Film nominees, three of five titles hail from countries in the former Soviet Union.

New Getty exhibit 'Zeitgeist' highlights anti-sensual German art

Suddenly, there emerged German painters who became famous even in France and England. One major sect distanced itself from all art since the Renaissance.

Composers get a Sundance education at Skywalker Ranch

The Sundance Institute holds a much-coveted bi-annual workshop for film composers at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Northern California.

'Man Seeking Woman' twists rom-com clichés into a surrealist nightmare

Writer/producer Simon Rich talks about adapting his book for a TV series and how he came up with the idea for those absurdist love stories.