Arts & Entertainment

Remembering a father-in-law who gave up fame and money for creative bliss

Branden Morgan, comedy writer Roy Battocchio's son-in-law, remembers a wise-cracking, loving, creative force.

J. Geils Band founder John Warren Geils Jr. dies at 71

John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band, has died in his Massachusetts home. The band's first big hit "Love Stinks," a rant against unrequited love, was the title song on their 1980 album.

The LA band Jungle Fire lays down some tropical funk

The group's latest album, called “Jambú,” reflects a wide range of musical influences — from James Brown to Fela Kuti to Irakere and L.A.'s own War.

'Finding Oscar' documentary explores US role in Guatemalan civil war

The film revisits a massacre in the small Guatemalan village of Dos Erres where 250 people were killed in 1982 by government soldiers.

How one-man play 'The Encounter' uses sound to tell its story

Simon McBurney and his theater company, Complicité, use binaural recordings and improvised soundscapes to tell the story of a lost National Geographic photographer.

TSOL frontman Jack Grisham: Once a punk, always a punk

The longtime front man for the band says he's "been trying to go straight since third grade. There's just something in me that's not right."

Maamoul: An ancient cookie that ushers in Easter, Eid in Middle East

For Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, maamoul is an essential part of Easter and Eid respectively. Stuffed with date paste or nuts, this buttery cookie dates back to ancient Egypt.

​Kings fire Cup-winning coach Darryl Sutter, GM Dean Lombardi

Los Angeles won the first two titles in team history in 2012 and 2014, but hasn't won a playoff round since that second title.

Lauren Greenfield's photos might have predicted the rise of Donald Trump

After a quarter-century of examining wealth in its many permutations, the photographer and filmmaker says she finds overlapping themes in the new president's rise.

Potential strike looms as Writers Guild negotiations resume

Members of the Writers Guild are scheduled to have a strike authorization vote on April 24, a week before its contract expires.

Check out the latest renderings of LACMA's makeover

Architect Peter Zumthor revealed designs for a revamped building to house the permanent collection.

Screenwriters say 'Peak TV' has hurt them; strike vote looms

With the WGA moving to authorize a strike, Hollywood is hoping to avoid a crippling work stoppage like the 100-day strike of 2007 that put prime-time TV into reruns and blockbuster movies on hold.

A scholar of the Middle East asks: Is 'Homeland' still racist?

The HBO series has a troubling history in its depictions of Islam and Muslims, but it seems to be changing course in the era of Donald Trump,

Flipping the gender script at Vice Media

Isobel Yeung and Gianna Toboni are intrepid reporters for the Vice News team, helping to turn around the outlets testosterone-fueled image.

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' choreographer Kat Burns: Comedy's go-to dance guru

We sit in on a rehearsal to find out how the Emmy-winning choreographer puts together those hilarious dance numbers.

Is superhero publisher Marvel super out of touch?

Marvel VP of Sales David Gabriel recently said that their numbers indicate diversity in comics has hurt sales. But those numbers are based on a flawed metric.