Arts & Entertainment

Nielsen releases audience data for Netflix, Hulu shows for the first time

New data from global measuring company Nielsen for the first time revealed audience ratings from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel take UCB comedy show 'Crash Test' to the streets

The Comedy Central special “Crash Test with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer” is a mobile version of their UCB stage show. It takes place on the streets of L.A., in a huge, glass-walled bus.

Marlon Brando's former gardener gets big break at The Hammer

Kenzi Shiokava has been carving wood and making assemblages in relative obscurity. Now, at 78, the Japanese-Brazilian-American has a whole room at the Hammer Museum's Made in LA biennial.

Myth of 'classless' America debunked in 'White Trash'

A new book seeks to shine a light on the invisible hierarchies that have always been a part of America's social fabric.

'Made in LA' artist, Martine Syms on how entertainment industry constructs identities

The LA artist is featured in Hammer Museum's "Made in LA" for her fictitious television pilot that explores how the entertainment world affects how we behave and think.

'Future Shock' author Alvin Toffler dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

The big deal: Lions Gate to buy Starz in $4.4 billion deal

The company behind "The Hunger Games" says it can use the cable company to air its library of movies and TV shows.

Motion Picture Academy president works towards diversity 'goals' not 'quotas'

This year's list of invitees is the biggest and most diverse ever. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs wants to double the amount of women and non-white members by 2020.

Meet the LA Chicano artist who made prints for Banksy

A few years ago we lost an iconic artist who paved the way for Chicano art in Los Angeles. Today Richard Duardo is remembered in a new exhibit honoring his work.

Sara Watkins — Hello, new record. Farewell, Garrison Keillor

July 1 is a big day for the musician and singer. "Young In All The Wrong Ways" is released and she performs on Keillor’s final “Prairie Home Companion” show.

Angelyne's little pink Corvette — it's for sale

What else do you get the person who's finally ready to live their best life pretending to be Malibu Barbie? Angelyne will even sign the car for you.

3,000 miles from Broadway, dreams stay alive for The Great White Way

The Broadway Dreams workshop provides intensive one-week training for aspiring performers. Teachers include pros such as Taye Diggs.

Batman helped Paul Dini overcome trauma, both child and adult

In his comic book “Dark Night: A True Batman Story,” Dini writes about his childhood, being beaten by a bully, being mugged as an adult and his road to recover his self-esteem.

To increase arts equity, LA county starts with town halls

For ideas on increasing diversity in arts, the L.A. County Arts Commission held a series of 12 town halls in neighborhoods all across the county.

NBC going all out for Summer Olympic coverage in Rio

Between Aug. 5-21, NBC will be all Olympics, all the time. Even "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" will be replaced with programming from Brazil.

Smithsonian restores the original Starship Enterprise

Conservators restored the Starship Enterprise model from the original "Star Trek" series, and it goes on display at the Smithsonian this week.