Arts & Entertainment

5 fun facts to spice up your National Hot Sauce Day

There's a quirky holiday so, of course, the Internet is celebrating with GIFs, hashtags, lists and more factoids than you ever knew you needed to know about hot sauce.

John Cale of Velvet Underground fame re-imagines 'Music for a New Society'

The musician and producer was asked to perform his 1982 album in concert, which led to him revisiting and updating the original recording.

Film academy pledges to double minority, female members

The announcement follows a weeklong storm of criticism and calls for an Oscar boycott after academy members nominated an all-white slate of actors for the second year in a row.

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

While we wait for El Niño to get its act together, we'll keep enjoying the sunshine. This weekend, we celebrate SoCal's awesome art and food. Here's everything you need to know to join in.

Museum of Neon Art (re)opens in Glendale

"Come here, and take all the selfies you want, because your background is gonna be beautiful."

Sundance 2016: 'Spa Night' filmmaker Andrew Ahn tells his Asian-American story

For his first feature, the writer-director says he wanted to explore "what it means to be gay and Korean-American — all the cultural clashes that go into juggling different identities."

James Lecesne examines the 'liability' of being self-accepting and gay

The writer and actor's "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" tells the story of a young teen who has no problem being gay — but that puts him in peril.

'1984' adaptation brings George Orwell’s dystopian future to the stage

Several filmmakers have adapted Orwell's "1984" and now the Broad Stage is presenting the U.S. premiere of a production by London's Headlong theater company.

Drama over Netflix viewership reveals tension between networks and streaming services

The recent war of words between NBC and Netflix reflects how the biggest streaming service gets to play by its own rules — and why the networks are complaining.

Which Oscars category doesn't have a whiteness problem? Animation

In the animation categories, diversity is the rule, rather than the exception, and has been for years.

Bills hire NFL's first full-time female assistant coach

Kathryn Smith was promoted by the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday night to take over as special teams quality control coach on Rex Ryan's staff.

Artist Robert Cremean takes on conformity in new show at PMCA

Artist Robert Cremean's new exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art takes off from the myth of Procrustes, a hotelier who lopped off his guests' limbs to fit the bed. Don't even ask about turn-down service.

LA-based dance company uses water to spark conversation about race

The company called Contra-Tiempo created "Agua Furiosa" to address the harsh realities of race in the U.S., mingled with themes of the power of water and the chaos it can cause.

'Portlandia' is a 'manifestation' of Carrie Brownstein's formative years in indie rock

"Portlandia" co-creator Carrie Brownstein says the show is a natural outgrowth of her time with Sleater-Kinney and the close-knit indie punk scene.

Savages wants to make you think and dance at the same time

Singer Jehnny Beth and drummer Fay Milton talk about why they started the band, their aggressive stage shows, and the stereotypes of being a female musician.

#OscarsSoWhite: Veteran producer says Academy needs to change quickly or become ‘obsolete’

Movie producer and Motion Picture Academy member Stephanie Allain says Hollywood's diversity problem goes far beyond the Oscars.