Arts & Entertainment

Can a pendulum decide your career and find your lost car?

The practice of dowsing — using rods, pendulums, tree branches to find water — has a history that goes back hundreds of years, and is being applied in hundreds of different ways.

The Frame 'First': How the Beastie Boys made OK GO's bassist want to play music

Tim Norwind -- the bassist for OK GO -- talks about how he tricked his parents into letting him go to a Beastie Boys concert when he was in fifth grade.

Downtown LA gets another restored theater: The Regent

Downtown L.A.'s renaissance continues with the restoration of yet another theater — the Regent has been brought back by club owner Mitchell Frank.

Hot Topic turns 25; remember the glory days?

So many trends were fueled by the beloved mall staple Hot Topic, which we know ruled the world at the height of '90s goth and grunge.

Through a Lens Darkly' explores African American 'self invention' through photographs

"Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People" explores the role of photography in shaping the identity of African Americans.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Good news: We’re just hours away from the weekend. How about free gourmet coffee alongside fun art and cheap comedy? Here's everything you need to know.

Gone, not forgotten: Perla Batalla's family's record store

The singer's family once ran Discoteca Batalla, which was a cultural hub for Latinos who lived on the West side of Los Angeles.

Pete Nowalk: From the mailroom to 'Murder' boss

Long before creating the hit ABC show, "How To Get Away With Murder," Nowalk started from the bottom, dubbing VHS videos.

Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout win LA both MVP awards

Kershaw unanimously won the NL Cy Young Award on Wednesday. He led the majors in wins and ERA while going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and throwing a no-hitter.

Mike Trout unanimous pick for 1st AL MVP Award

Mike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League's Most Valuable Player award after consecutive second-place finishes.

8 epic eating contests in American history

In the Land of Plenty, Americans put the eat in compete. What was once confined to friendly wagers has blossomed into a full-blown industry.

The Cat and Fiddle, and other fading LA landmarks

Alison Martino from Vintage LA chronicles how famed spots in Los Angeles are now fading away.

'War Ink' documents veterans' stories told through their tats

"War Ink" brings together videos and photographs of some of California's tattooed service members, in an effort to bridge the divide between veterans and civilians.

AFI Fest: Celine Sciamma's 'Girlhood:' A splintered self

"Girlhood" is that rare narrative that both acknowledges the complexity of adolescent life, and is able to match it, with a lyrical sophistication of its own.

YouTube launches streaming service as artists look to pull music

YouTube is launching YouTube Music Key, a new premium subscription service set to compete with the likes of streaming music services like Spotify and Rdio.

Farewell to Randy Jackson, an example of all that ails 'American Idol'

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Randy Jackson embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.