Arts & Entertainment

Prince died of accidental overdose, adds to opioids' grim toll

Prince died of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, autopsy results released Thursday show. Prince administered the drug himself.

Chalk Rep Theater raises the garage door on a site-specific play

A cluttered residential garage serves as the stage for "In Case of Emergency," a play about two sisters and a disaster preparedness expert faced with a real crisis.

Fandango Fronterizo mends fences at US-Mexican border

A fandango is a traditional music circle where musicians swap sounds and verses. But when a border fence divides the circle in two, Fandango Fronterizo is born.

Comedian Quincy Jones: 'There is no cancer when I'm on that stage'

The 31-year-old comedian received a stage 4 cancer diagnosis last year. A successful Kickstarter campaign will make possible the taping of a stand-up special so he has something to leave behind.

Punk icon John Doe talks punk history, new music

In "Under the Big Black Sun," John Doe and other seminal voices tell stories about LA's punk scene. Doe joined us to talk about the book, and play tunes from his new album, "The Westerner."

Brazil changes training venue after UCLA shooting

Brazilian Football Confederation spokesman Douglas Lunardi said the players were at their hotel when the shooting occurred.

'Fresh Off the Boat' star Constance Wu on Asians in Hollywood

It wasn't until she was cast on "Fresh Off the Boat" that Wu embraced her background and began to fight for better representation of Asians in Hollywood, too.

What made Bryan Cranston go from police work to acting? Girls.

In his life after “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston is busier than ever. He reflects on a life in acting, what he learned from his dad's acting career and how he advi

The Black Film Canon: Slate picks 50 of the greatest films by black directors

Slate writers, Aisha Harris and Dan Kois, reached out to 40 different filmmakers, scholars and critics to get their take on the greatest films by black directors.

24-hour Memorial Day vigil honors Latino veterans

This is the seventh year for the day-long vigil at cinco Puntos. "If you're a Latino veteran, this place is sort of hallowed ground for the region," Rick Coca says.

How one rapper is confronting Asian stereotypes with an eye-popping music video

The effects-heavy music video for "Safe" finds L.A. rapper Dumbfounded replacing white actors in more than a dozen popular movies and TV shows.

Sterling Gates brings TV 'Supergirl's' optimistic tone to comics

In a week where Captain America turned out to be a double agent and "Rebirth" caused a major upheaval in DC Comics, there's at least one comic focused squarely on hope: "The Adventures of Supergirl."

Film production in South Africa creates a boon and a dilemma for local actors

With South Africa increasingly attracting all manner of film and TV production, local actors find it hard to get work that pays well or allows them to play South Africans.

Greg Kalleres' play, 'Honky,' targets racism in advertising and in our culture at-large

The play revolves around an advertising copywriter who’s afraid a commercial that he wrote led to a fatal encounter between two black teens over a pair of sneakers.

Netflix is the exclusive home to Disney films starting in September

The streaming service will have the exclusive rights to stream Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Animation Studios titles released in 2016 and onward.

Aziz Ansari brings 'genuine' diversity to 'Master of None'

"Master of None" co-creators Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang aren't thrilled with Hollywood's tendency to cast straight, white male leading roles.