Arts & Entertainment

The guy who made Marvel's 'Black Panther' a reality

Axel Alonso talks about the importance of featuring characters of color and what it took to bring Ta-Nehisi Coates into the fold.

Mini-Coachella is coming to Pasadena

The weekend-long Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival could draw up to 90,000 people per day with musical acts performing on four stages.

Comedic couple Kulap Vilaysack and Scott Aukerman partner up for 'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$'

The fake reality show about high-end Los Angeles real estate agents is a comedy version of all those house-hunting shows on networks like HGTV and Bravo.

'Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar actor who warned 'It's a trap!' dies

Erik Bauersfeld's amphibious Rebel commander was far from the biggest role in the "Star Wars" movies, but three words transformed a bit part into a fan favorite: "It's a trap!"

Jessie Kahnweiler tries finding comedy in bulimia in 'The Skinny'

“The Skinny” is a darkly funny Web series inspired by comedian/YouTube star Jessie Kahnweiler’s own struggle with bulimia.

Hey ladies: This TV writer's lab could be for you

The Women In Film/The Black List Episodic Lab will take place in August, but they are on the lookout for participants right now.

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis: The latest 'badass' black man on screen

Don Cheadle personifies jazz genius Miles Davis in his new film "Miles Ahead." Badass black men rarely show up as leads in mainstream movies.

'Everybody Wants Some!!': Richard Linklater's failed baseball career led him to filmmaking

The director's new film takes him back to when he was a college student in the 1980s, when he abandoned his sports career and picked up a camera.

All the April Fools' jokes you might've fallen for

Are Dodger Dogs going to be rationed? Did a Gmail extension prevent email from being received? On this day of pranks and hoaxes, we separate fact from fake news.

Where to hike while Runyon Canyon is closed

Runyon Canyon is closed for four months because LADWP needs to replace a pipe underneath the park. "L.A. Walks" columnist Charles Fleming shares hiking spot alternatives.

How 'Girls' star Allison Williams avoids being typecast as Marnie

The young actress got a huge break with the HBO series — but everyone wants her to keep playing the same kind of character.

Meet the Miles Davis heirs who keep his work alive and made 'Miles Ahead'

Davis' son, Erin, and nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., open up about preserving the trumpeter's legacy and fielding years of movie pitches before teaming up with Don Cheadle.

Weekend Events: books, a mile of beer, TomatoMania and more

There's a writing conference in town, and we've rounded up the best of the free events that come with it. You can also catch a scary movie, beer and tomato-y fun.

UC Irvine announces e-sports program including a gaming 'arena'

Colleges build new sports arenas regularly, but it's a lot less common to see video gaming arenas. UC Irvine is creating one as part of an e-sports program this fall.

Getty introduces 43 exhibitions in Latino art initiative

The third installment of the regional visual arts showcase will focus on Latino art at venues throughout Southern California.

Johnnie Cochran knew better than anyone that OJ Simpson's trial was about race

In "The People vs. O.J. Simpson," actor Courtney B. Vance plays the attorney who turned a murder trial into a national debate on black-white relations.