Arts & Entertainment

Cuba-U.S. cultural exchange is in the spotlight as embassies re-open

The next step in normalizing relations between the two countries could increase opportunities for artists from both nations.

From 'Ant-Man' to 'Spider-Man': Top costume designers create superhero looks

Hollywood studios love comic book movies, but one big challenge in translating the drawn superheroes to the silver screen is getting the costumes just right.

Sometimes a little more Minecraft may be quite all right

Minecraft can be more social and creative than watching TV. But kids' drive to play for hours on end can strain recommended limits on screen time. What's a mother to do?

For the Rubik's Cube world champ, 6 Seconds is plenty of time

Competition was fierce at the Rubik's Cube world championship in Brazil. There was a 4-year-old and a category for those who do it with their feet.

Museum at Nixon's presidential library gets makeover

The galleries have been little changed since the museum in Yorba Linda opened in 1990, except for an exhibit on the Watergate scandal that opened in 2011.

'A Clockwork Orange' actor Aubrey Morris dies at 89

His agent, Larry Corsa, confirmed that Morris passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the Barlow Respiratory Hospital, where he'd been under care for several weeks.

How Disney plans to lure tourists to Shanghai

Disney CEO Bob Iger gave a preview this week of the massive park and resort in Shanghai that's been 16 years and $5.5 billion in the making.

Directing 'Ant-Man' was a dream for self-proclaimed comic book nerd Peyton Reed

As a fan of Marvel Comics since childhood, Reed has a deep understanding and respect for Ant-Man's place in history, regardless of his diminutive size.

Comedian and performance artist Kristina Wong targets stereotypes of Asian women

Kristina Wong takes a lighthearted but pointed approach to subverting the notion that Asian women are quiet and obedient.

Song of the week: 'Them Changes' by Thundercat

Off-Ramp's song of the week is “Them Changes” by Los Angeles bassist Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free things to do

'Tis the season to crash every pool party you can find. And we'll do just that before those unusual thunderstorms hit SoCal beaches Saturday. (Be careful out there!)

'The Stanford Prison Experiment' revisits a 1971 psychology trial gone wrong

Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez worked with the experiment's originator, professor, Philip Zimbardo, to re-create a notorious chapter in academic research.

Scott Aukerman will get on the Emmys, one way or another

"Comedy Bang! Bang!" didn't get an Emmy nomination, but Scott Aukerman and the show's writing staff will supply Emmy host Andy Samberg with his material.

Netflix and Amazon snag 46 Emmy noms — more than any major TV network

Andy Greenwald, a writer for Grantland, says he's pleasantly surprised that the TV academy is embracing programming from upstart streaming services.

How Guggenheim turned the Dodgers into 'The Best Team Money Can Buy'

Molly Knight's new book, "The Best Team Money Can Buy," details how far down Frank McCourt dragged the Dodgers, and how far up the new owners want to take it.

67th Emmy nominations: 'Game of Thrones' leads with 24 nominations

Presenters Uzo Aduba from "Orange is the New Black" and Cat Deeley "So You Think You Can Dance" announced the nominees.