Arts & Entertainment

Comic-Con 2015: Beyond 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Some 6,000 Comic-Con attendees crammed into Hall H to catch a glimpse of the upcoming 'Star Wars' film Friday. But there's plenty else happening at the convention.

In Harper Lee's return, first chapter swings from homecoming to heartbreak

The opening chapter of "Go Set A Watchman," Lee's first novel in 55 years, is out. Reactions ran from joy to shock — as readers coped with a plot twist and lingering doubts on the timing of its release.

Why many disabled people find comic culture relatable

Many people with disabilities are drawn to comic books and comic culture. And that means Comic-Con, too.

'The Gospel at Colonus,' where Greek tragedy and gospel music meet in harmony

The minds behind the musical's run at LA's Ebony Repertory Theater explain the musical's continued relevance and the success of the unlikely pairing at its core

Omar Sharif, of 'Doctor Zhivago,' 'Lawrence of Arabia,' dies

Sharif was Egypt's biggest box-office star when director David Lean cast him in 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia." The actor died Friday at 83.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

It's going to be a sweet and spicy weekend. Whether you want film, food or fashion, we've curated a stellar list of things to do in SoCal.

Trying to keep a relationship alive across '10,000 Km'

Carlos Marques-Marcet is the director of the new indie film about the struggles of a couple navigating a long distance relationship via modern technology

The Hero Initiative: a charity for veteran comics artists

Many creators of classic comic book characters were freelancers who received no benefits. Now there's an industry effort to help those in need.

The train to Comic-Con: where cosplaying fans and industry types meet

An extension of the convention floor, the Amtrak Surfliner to San Diego is where you'll find fans, studio executives and comic book creators alike.

Activists call for removal of Cosby star from Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce released a statement saying it has never removed a star from the walk and will not do so in Cosby's case.

Elephants' last run with circus as LA set to ban bullhooks

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey begins a run at Staples Center Thursday as Los Angeles prepares to ban bullhooks and similar tools used to wrangle the pachyderms.

Comic-Con: Ridin' that train, high on cosplayin'

An extension of the convention floor, the Amtrak Surfliner to San Diego is where you'll find fans, studio executives and comic book creators alike.

Paramount Pictures changes distribution model for some upcoming films

The studio will shorten the typical three-month period before releasing a film to DVD and streaming after its theatrical release.

Nerdstrong Gym: Where pop culture geeks get in shape

Self-described nerds have found a place that caters to their interests. After all, they've got to look good at Comic-Con.

The woman behind the moves in 'Magic Mike'

Choreographer Allison Faulk and her team worked with the actors to play to their strengths when developing the film's dance sequences.

Comic-Con 2015: 10 events to watch at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

San Diego Comic-Con ("SDCC" to those in a hurry) has its preview night Wednesday, followed by its first full day Thursday. Here's what everyone's going to be talking about.