Arts & Entertainment

'Breaking News': Art confronts media failings at Getty

"Breaking News" at the Getty shows, relentlessly, how easily and often newspeople fail in the simple, but immense task of conveying what is actually going on in the world.

'Hidden Figures' scribe is used to being the only woman in the room

Screenwriter Allison Schroeder is used to being the only woman at the table, but she's working to get more women "in the room where it happens" in Hollywood.

'A Monster Calls' uses fantastical elements to tell a dark coming-of-age tale

Director J.A. Bayona says: "The story was written for kids. It's about their world ... and the movie talks about it in a very accessible way, using fantasy."

How Clay Tarver balances writing, rocking and parenting

Tarver is a writer and co-executive producer for the HBO series, “Silicon Valley.” But he recently revived another part of his creative life — the rock group, Chavez.

#OscarsSoWhite is definitely not canceled

Writer and activist April Reign is the creator of #OscarsSoWhite. Despite what you may have read, she says, the hashtag is just as relevant in 2017.

'Elote is just corn on the cob, you hipster gabacho!' ... and 9 other Mexican foods to stop festishizing

From tacos to avocados, the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano starts 2017 with ten Mexican dishes that need a moratorium in the hands of hipster chefs.

George Lucas museum cliffhanger: LA or San Francisco?

For nearly a decade, the filmmaker has tried to build a museum to house an extensive personal collection, but legal entanglements and other complications have thwarted his efforts.

How one video game unflinchingly tackles racism with history and raw interactions

Creators of Mafia III, set in a fictionalized Louisiana, took a documentary approach to confronting players with prejudice and bigotry of the 1960s South from the perspective of a black protagonist.

'M*A*S*H' actor William Christopher dies at 84

The actor, who was best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on the television sitcom "M*A*S*H", died after a battle with lung cancer.

50 wonderful things from 2016

It's time again for our annual collection, in no particular order, of 50 wonderful pop-culture things from 2016. Read them, watch them, or listen to them; we think something will delight you.

Tyrus Wong, artist who designed 'Bambi,' dies at 106

In an artistic career that lasted more than seven decades, he sketched concept art for dozens of successful films such as “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Sands of Iwo Jima” and “The Wild Bunch.”

Beyonce, Chance The Rapper and other musical standouts of 2016

From Beyonce’s "Lemonade" to Bon Iver’s "22, A Million," 2016 has been a year of stunning music output from some very prolific people.

10 moments women slayed TV in 2016

From Beyoncé to Samantha Bee, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Issa Rae, here are 10 women who slayed TV in 2016.

Cultural moments of 2016: from Black Lives Matter to Trump to the Latin Grammys

Culture writer Carolina Miranda on the three cultural moments that captivated her in 2016 - from the realm of politics and activism to the Latin Grammys.

Debbie Reynolds' mission to save, then sell Hollywood history

Reynold's collection held items like a pair of ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" and Marilyn Monroe's iconic subway dress from "The Seven-Year Itch."

7 ways to ring in the new year in SoCal

Whatever you'll be toasting to at midnight, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. From an after hours party in the park to a classic display of giant fireworks, here's to 2017!