Arts & Entertainment

Novel weaves blackmail, music, and the Armenian genocide

Writer Litty Mathew's debut novel tells the story of Rupen Najarian, an aging musician who was his family’s sole survivor of the Armenian genocide in 1915.

Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has bypass surgery

He had the surgery a day earlier at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a hospital statement.

Coachella rules the music festival circuit, but how long can it stay on top?

Last year, Coachella generated more revenue than any other event on the music festival circuit. But can it continue to dominate the outdoor music scene?

Husband-wife songwriters of 'Frozen' honored by LA Children's Chorus

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the husband-wife songwriting team of "Frozen," were just honored by the L.A. Children's Chorus — and interviewed by a 9-year-old fan.

Deaths of unarmed black men revive 'anti-lynching plays'

The recent killings of unarmed black men by police have inspired a Brooklyn theater company to stage new readings of dramas written in the early 1900s about the lynching of African-Americans.

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

We hope you like to jam because this weekend is all about the music — and you don't even need to travel to Coachella Valley.

Paul Feig on his new show and how he cast the new 'Ghostbusters' movie

Paul Feig's worked as a writer, producer and director on shows such as "Freaks and Geeks," and "The Office," but his new show "Other Space" offered other challenges.

Mark Ronson disses Tidal's multimillion-dollar attitude

Mark Ronson breaks down his smash hit album "Uptown Funk" and how he got author Michael Chabon and Stevie Wonder to contribute, as well as dissing Tidal's "attitude."

Peabody Awards honor 9 TV shows, from 'Last Week Tonight' to 'Fargo'

The Peabodys are considered the Pulitzer Prize for broadcasters. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans was on this year's jury and he told The Frame about the selection process.

Jane Lynch takes to the stage in 'See Jane Sing!'

The actress famous for her role as Sue Sylvester in TV's "Glee", Christopher Guests' films "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" plays the Annenberg Center May 1

WikiLeaks releases searchable database of Sony leak

WikiLeaks has posted a searchable database of the Sony documents that were previously leaked in a hack the White House tied to North Korea over the movie "The Interview."

Star Wars Celebration: Watch the new 'The Force Awakens' trailer

The new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer is out, featuring members from the original cast and a smashed Darth Vader mask. Watch it here, along with more livestreaming from Star Wars Celebration.

Kings beat Lakers 122-99, sending LA to worst season ever

Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Derrick Williams added 22 and the Kings sent the Lakers to their nadir with a 122-99 victory Wednesday night in both clubs' season finale.

Santa Monica Museum of Art is leaving Bergamot Station

The museum will relocate from its longtime home with hopes that it can return when the site is redeveloped as part of the Metro Expo Line extension.

Co-director of '1915' on growing up with Armenian genocide as family history

This weekend marks the opening of "1915," a new movie about the genocide co-directed by Garin Hovannisian. His family connections to the tragedy run deep.

'Unfriended' producers say creating suspense via computer screen is hard

"Unfriended" presented the difficulty of showing a whole movie on one computer screen, as well as trying to accurately capture millennials' Internet habits.