Arts & Entertainment

Twin Shadow doesn't see being a pop star as a bad thing

The latest album from George Lewis Jr. marks the transition from an indie sound to pop, but according to the artist, it's part of a natural progression.

'Little White Lie' traces one woman's quest to discover her true biracial identity

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz talks about her decision to pursue her story via film, how she came to understand her true ethnicity and what she plans on teaching her kids about race and identity.

Recording Modest Mouse's new album almost made Isaac Brock go crazy

Eight years. That's the length of time a president might serve, or for fans of the band Modest Mouse, it's how long they've had to wait for a new LP. That wait's finally over.

Pro wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr. dies after match with Rey Mysterio

Perro Aguayo Jr. apparently hurt himself in the wrestling ring's ropes while getting ready to take one of Mysterio's signature moves, the 619.

GLAAD sees gains in depictions throughout media — except film

On the eve of the awards ceremony, GLAAD's director of entertainment media breaks down the current situation for LGBT characters in entertainment.

Iranian rockers Kiosk celebrate Nowruz with free show at LACMA

Find out what access Iranians have to popular music, why Kiosk's founder decided to leave Tehran and how he got his hands on rock music.

Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015 — Vote in the finals!

It's time for this year's bracket featuring all of your favorite public radio shows, including podcasts for the first time. Show your love and vote!

How X's John Doe reinterprets his old punk hits, acoustically

This weekend, two of X's members, John Doe and Exene Cervenka, will perform an acoustic set at the First Unitarian Church of L.A.

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

Can you feel that breeze? It's the cool temps calling your name. The heat wave is over just in time for a weekend of outdoor activities.

Video artist Charles Atlas plays by his own rules

Charles Atlas is an pioneer in 'dance media' documenting Merce Cunningham for a decade at his dance company. He also has taken his camera into subcultures and outsider communities.

Ethan Hawke says, for the artist, it’s OK to be nervous

Ethan Hawke has a confession to make: He suffers from stage fright. It's something pianist Seymour Bernstein at a dinner party.

James Corden's 'Late Late Show' is 'Stephen Colbert's brother with ADHD'

Starting Monday night, 36-year-old British actor James Corden will take over as host of "The Late Late Show” on CBS, replacing Craig Ferguson.

LAST CHANCE: MOCA's huge American flag exhibit will blow you away

William Pope.L's "Trinket" — at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary — is just a flag in the wind, but it's also so much more.

11th-seeded UCLA upsets 6th-seeded SMU 60-59 on controversial call

Bryce Alford made four 3-pointers in the final 3:40, his last on a controversial goaltending call with 13 seconds remaining, to push 11th-seeded UCLA to a 60-59 upset.

ASCAP director Paul Williams wants fair pay for songwriters in the digital age

How is the music industry affected, specifically songwriters, as streaming music becomes the new normal? ASCAP director Paul Williams says the system is broken.

Ashley Judd takes trolls to task, and the Internet reacts

The actress's decision to press charges over tweets that contained abusive and sexually threatening language has tapped a nerve online.