Arts & Entertainment

'Born To Be Blue': Ethan Hawke can relate to the rise and fall of Chet Baker

The actor found success at a young age in "Dead Poets Society," and just as with Chet Baker's career, Hawke found himself struggling to keep the momentum going.

Lyle Workman finds inspiration in the streets of Los Angeles for the Netflix series, 'Love'

The composer talks about his creative process in writing music for the Judd Apatow series.

Ken Howard, actor and SAG-AFTRA president, dies at 71

Howard was elected president of the union in 2009 and was a catalyst for its 2012 merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union.

It's a 'Hard Knocks' life for the LA Rams on HBO

The 11th season of the NFL reality show will follow the Rams on their road to returning to L.A., taking viewers inside training camp — without the potential injuries.

Israel, Ellis show at Gagosian 'cynical, lazy,' critic says

"I wish Bret Easton Ellis had just done this as a stand-up comedy act. The one-liners might have worked; maybe they're rejects from Saturday Night Live's series The Californians. The whole thing just reeks of laziness and cliche."

Rostam Batmanglij and his life after Vampire Weekend

The songwriter and musician talks about his new direction, how living in Los Angeles inspires him, and how he feels comfortable singing about his sexuality

Jesse Eisenberg wants to humanize Lex Luthor

The actor and writer says it’s his goal to make an audience understand horrible people — both in the plays he writes and the characters he portrays.

‘Batman v. Superman’ producer Charles Roven on extending the DC universe

The veteran film producer talks about upcoming DC movies, what he learned from the “Dark Knight” trilogy, and why he hates spoilers.

So, you want to buy a film festival?

Film festivals come a dime a dozen in North America, but Guy Davis, who runs the SoCal Film Festival, wonders "if we have enough" of them.

Aoife O'Donovan digs into her family's past on 'In The Magic Hour'

The singer-songwriter uses memories of her grandfather and family gatherings in Ireland to make a personal folk album.

How producer DeVon Franklin merged faith and film to find success in Hollywood

The 37-year-old minister explains how he worked his way up from intern to studio executive through hard work and by staying true to his faith.

Teen classical musicians learn how to throw out the sheet music and improvise

At YoungArts Los Angeles, an intense, week-long workshop for aspiring artists, tradition is put aside in order to challenge pre-conceived notions.

Marvel's Black Panther: from the shadows, to the limelight

CSUN professor explains Black Panther's significance as a black super hero and why 2016 is set to be the chracter's break-out year

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the fight over 'Nina Simone's Face'

Many people have decried the casting of Zoe Saldana in upcoming biopic Nina, but Ta-Nehisi Coates digs deep into why this choice struck a nerve.

How HAELOS went from being unknown to playing Coachella

The trio's hit song "Dust" went viral in October 2014. The band is now on tour, playing festivals around the world, and just released its new album "Full Circle."

'Midnight Special' director Jeff Nichols: 'If you don't like something in this film, it's my fault'

The writer/director discusses his creative process on "Midnight Special," how fatherhood influenced the story and why having final cut is non-negotiable.