Arts & Entertainment

Race, class and paying down Southern food's great 'debt of pleasure'

The Potlikker Papers explores modern Southern history through food — which means digging into race, class, gender and ethnicity.

Waste not, want not as LA Food Fest tries to reach zero food waste

Last year, the festival tried to become the world's first zero-waste tasting event. They didn't succeed. This year, they're pushing harder to hit that goal.

You can now bring your surfboard on Metrolink trains

All trains have been outfitted with a "bike and board" passenger car. You can thank an enterprising 11-year-old from Riverside.

Batman star Adam West dead at 88

Actor Adam West, best known for his portrayal of Batman in the campy 1960s TV series, has passed away.

Want more traditional Chinese food? Panda Express says: Give us a try

The fast-food chain is often knocked for its Americanized spin on Chinese food. But as American palates expand, it's offering more traditional recipes... sort of.

Why the 'Kingdom Hearts' video games are getting a concert tour

The "Kingdom Hearts" Disney role playing video game series comes to life this weekend at the Dolby Theatre, with a series of three concerts beginning Saturday.

Patty Jenkins never expected women's 'Wonder Woman' reactions

The director hoped "Wonder Woman" would do well, but she says she's overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and emotion.

Glenne Headly, star of 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,' dead at 62

Headly was known from performances in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Mr. Holland's Opus," and the miniseries "Lonesome Dove." No cause of death or location was immediately available.

'Afterword' spotlights African-American jazz collective at Ojai Music Festival

George Lewis' opera is a unique take on a meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in the South Side of Chicago.

Why is there no Tony Award for Best Ensemble?

Members of the ensemble in a Broadway musical sing, dance and act. They often play multiple roles in one show. So why aren't they eligible for a Tony?

8 things to do this weekend in SoCal

You know it’s summer when there’s strawberries and outdoor movies on the list this weekend — and barring any traffic around the Hollywood area, it's all looking pretty sweet.

'Beatriz at Dinner' invites an examination of racism in polite society

Writer Mike White and director Miguel Arteta class and race issues in their film that invites comparisons to Jordan Peele's "Get Out."

Go see Henson's 'Puppet Up! Uncensored' — but don't bring the kids

The original Muppets were aimed at adult audiences, so it's only natural for Henson's 'Puppet Up!" improv show to include a little blue material ... and we don't mean blue felt.

1933 Group will restore, reopen fabled Formosa Cafe

Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with 1933 Group's Bobby Green about giving the historic Formosa Cafe a new lease on life after it was shuttered this winter.

William Krisel, architect who helped define California modernism, dies at 92

Krisel is particularly known for the scores of tract homes he designed in Palm Springs, which featured open floor plans, "butterfly" roofs and enough variation so they didn't look cookie-cutter.

'Saved by the Bell'-themed pop-up diner headed to LA

A pop-up diner that pays tribute to beloved '90s teen sitcom "Saved by the Bell" is coming to Los Angeles later this year.