Arts & Entertainment

Religion and Culture: Vedic astrology takes root in Los Angeles

Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotish, has been part of Indian culture for thousands of years, and its following has grown in the last few decades.

Carl Kasell retiring from 'Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!'

Kasell, a popular judge and scorekeeper of "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me," is retiring after more than a decade on the show.

Our supercomputer overlord is now running a food truck

IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on "Jeopardy!", is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Regina Carter, Linda Perhacs, La Santa Cecilia and 3BallMTY

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we have new albums from Regina Carter, Linda Perhacs, La Santa Cecilia and 3BallMTY.

Is your second language a 'secret' language?

Here's a scenario: You're out at a coffee shop, and people at the next table start talking in a foreign language...about you. Maybe you can only tell based on how they look at you. Or maybe you caught them because you know the language.

Using art to reinforce identity and ties to the Philippines

Los Angeles is home to the biggest Filipino population in the mainland U.S. However, they have limited access to art from their home country. A new exhibit at USC's Fisher Art Museum gives these residents a rare chance to reconnect with the breadth of Filipino creativity.

Diversity at the Oscars: Is Hollywood coming around?

This year’s Oscars ceremony is being characterized as a big win for diversity in Hollywood. Critics say it wasn't perfect, but they're optimistic.

A colorful night at the Oscars. More of the same to come?

Artists of color won in some of the most prestigious categories at Sunday's Academy Award ceremony. Is this a sign of change, or exceptions to the rule?

The friendship behind 'Madam Satan,' Cecil B. DeMille's musical disaster

Dance writer Debra Levine tells the untold story of the legendary director's only musical and one of his few flops.

Dunk now, pay later: Elite college players may suffer in middle age

Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but researchers say they will often have more health problems than people who never played sports.

Sandwich Monday: The Shamrock Shake

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the classic McDonald's seasonal offering: The Shamrock Shake. Does green mean go?

Oscars 2014: 8 ways they made diversity history

Starting with the best picture win for "12 Years a Slave," this year's awards featured a number of firsts, particularly having to do with the diversity of winners.

The lives of real life superheroes in 'Heroes in the Night'

The lives of RLSH or Real Life Super Heroes can be fraught with danger, but that doesn't stop some people from donning capes and costumes to fight crime.

Hollywood Jobs: Creature Creator

We talk to talk to creature creator Ben Bayouth who makes really cool props for movies like Superman: Man of Steel and for TV shows like Grimm and Robot Chicken.

Where to eat Creole and celebrate Mardi Gras in LA

The owners of Harold & Belle's in South LA hail from New Orleans, and the restaurant has been serving traditional Creole food for three generations.

Oscars 2014 Winners: '12 Years A Slave' takes home Best Picture

"Gravity" took home seven Oscars of its own, including the prize for best director, awarded to Alfonso Cuaron.