Arts & Entertainment

Song Exploder: the hip-hop trio Clipping dissects its song, 'Work Work'

Song Exploder producer Hrishikesh Hirway deconstructs a song with producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, and rapper Daveed Diggs.

#OscarsSoWhite: Can the industry get past its myopia?

Marc Bernardin of The Hollywood Reporter argues that movie studios think about black, Latino and Asian actors too narrowly.

Oscar week: 4 cheap screenings of lower-profile categories

The Academy is hosting four nights of screenings at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills starting Tuesday. Tickets are still available to some events.

'SKIN' exhibition tackles race through art

Race can be a sensitive and controversial subject. But the LA Municipal Art Gallery hopes to spark thoughtful conversations through art.

Chris Rock 'evilly laughing' about hosting the Oscars

Comedian W. Kamau Bell thinks there's no place Chris Rock would rather be than 'onstage hosting the Academy Awards' while in the middle of the diversity controversy.

Hollywood is still 'a straight, white boys club,' study says

Researchers at USC say the entire media landscape "is still largely whitewashed" and that women and minorities are caught in an "epidemic of invisibility."

Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500

Hamlin was challenged by Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and reigning NASCAR champion Kyle Busch for most of the race, but he motored across the finish line first in his #11 FedEx Express Toyota.

How Steve Zissis's struggles became HBO hit 'Togetherness'

From igniting cheese to exploring the terrors of middle-age onscreen, the lifelong friend of the Duplass brothers becomes a success in his own right.

Judge: Kesha can't get out of record contract, despite alleged abuse

With Kesha watching tearfully from the audience, a judge refused to ditch her contract — at least for now. But that's far from the end of the dispute, which has sprawled to several courts.

The ladies behind Scarlett Johansson's 'Hail, Caesar!' water ballet

The Coen brothers pay homage to the long lost aquatic music in their early-'50s-set "Hail, Caesar!" Meet the L.A.-based aquatic dance company that joins Johansson in the film.

Paul Rust might be Netflix's next star

Not many people can say they've worked with two of their comedy heroes — but Paul Rust can. He co-created and stars in the Netflix show "Love" and co-wrote "Pee-wee's Big Holiday."

White ‘Straight Oughta Compton’ writers talk #OscarsSoWhite

Co-writers Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff talk about putting recent history on the big screen, #OscarsSoWhite and how to write about police brutality.

Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author, has died at 89

Harper Lee wrote about racial injustice in the South through the eyes of a child protagonist in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Why 'Trumbo' is actually a thriller: Writer John McNamara on Hollywood

Writer John McNamara talks the Hollywood blacklist, the Oscars and more. "The nice thing about Musso and Frank is the waiters who are rude to you were rude to F. Scott Fitzgerald."

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

If you see a gaggle of pantless people running through the streets of downtown L.A. this weekend, don't be alarmed. Here's everything you need to know.

Can Sarah Jones' death save lives on film and TV sets?

It's been two years since the young camera assistant was killed on the set of "Midnight Rider." Her parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones, are working to improve safety on sets.