Arts & Entertainment

Vote for your favorite albums of 2015

Tell us what your top five albums were in 2015. We'll compile a list of the 25 most popular picks on Dec. 15.

Playwright Young Jean Lee's 'Straight White Men' examines the ethics of privilege

As a Korean immigrant, Lee grew up as an outsider in Washington state, but now she can recognize her own privilege.

For singer/songwriter Empress Of, mother knows best

Lorely Rodriguez — who uses the stage name, Empress Of — got a lot of support from her mom, so she thanked her with a Spanish cover from her acclaimed debut album.

Dodgers great Don Newcombe passes out at news conference

A team spokesman says Newcombe was transported by ambulance to a hospital Tuesday. There was no immediate word on his condition.

Music from Tom Jones, Sunny Levine and Southern Louisiana

Every week our critics join our hosts in the studio to tell us about what you should be listening to, in one short segment. We call it Tuesday Reviewsday.

Spike Lee on diversity in Hollywood: 'If you’re not in the room, you don't have a vote'

The filmmaker has made films both inside and outside the studio system. His latest, "Chi-Raq," was made in partnership with Amazon.

Rooney Mara initially said no to appearing in "Carol"

The actress says after spending a year on "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," she was almost too emotionally drained to appear in "Carol."

50 years of 'a little love' from Charlie Brown

Lee Mendelson, producer of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' reflects the music, emotions and process of the special 50 years after it originally aired.

'Gods of Egypt' filmmakers apologize for casting white leads

Casting white actors to play non-white roles is nothing new. The apology issued by Alex Proyas and Lionsgate for hiring a predominantly white cast is.

With rich history and tax breaks, Berlin lures Hollywood filmmakers

Berlin is a favorite among Hollywood's top directors and actors. In the past year, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,""Homeland"and "Bridge of Spies" were all shot on location in the German capital.

5 Every Week: Big sandwiches, big pipe organs, float in alone in the dark

Behold: five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to anything else from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

Kitchen disasters: Top chefs recall dinner gone wrong

Burned the turkey? You're in good company. Even accomplished chefs have suffered unsalvageable meal messes. Ruth Reichl, Jaques Pepin and Pati Jinich share their stories.

Wondering what to do after Thanksgiving? We have 5 suggestions

Sure, you can go shopping, watch a game, or go ham on some leftover turkey. But ask any local: Los Angeles — world class city that it is — offers much, much more.

Actor Paul Walker's father sues Porsche over fatal crash

The lawsuit claims the Porsche Carrera GT that Walker was riding lacked safety features that could have prevented the actor's death.

Eddie Redmayne takes a leap with his role in 'The Danish Girl'

The actor plays Einar Wegener, who gets gender reassignment surgery and becomes Lili Elbe in the film, "The Danish Girl."

Green bean casserole: The Thanksgiving staple we love — or loathe

The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.