Arts & Entertainment

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

We're starting the weekend with New Belgium beer followed by a celebration in Chinatown and the best coffee in the world, topped off by a sweet Oscars viewing party.

'Parks & Rec' writer Harris Wittels dies in possible overdose

Wittels was discovered by his assistant around 12 p.m. Wittels, also well known for the @Humblebrag Twitter account, had attended drug rehab twice.

John Malkovich plays muse in Sandro Miller's homage to iconic portraits

Miller came by The Frame studio recently to talk about the genesis of the idea, how Malkovich became his muse and how he managed to recreate the photos.

Thomas Lennon brings his 'annoying' talents to 'The Odd Couple' remake

Lennon stopped by The Frame studio — armed with a bottle of hand sanitizer — to talk about the difference between network and cable TV, his experience as a studio screenwriter and how he shares a lot of Felix Unger's idiosyncrasies.

In these new comics, getting your wish isn't always great

Mainstream superhero comics have a streak of teenage wish-fulfillment. But a new wave of comics is exploring how complicated it can be when wishes are granted.

Oscars voter: 'Selma' cast's 'I can't breathe' tees were 'offensive'

"If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male," she also says, "I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were."

'Hamilton' is the talk of New York theater

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail, respectively the show's creator and director, talk about the creative partnership that's led to the hottest musical of the year.

Oscars 2015: 3 foreign nominees tell fables of the New Cold War

In a superb field of Best Foreign Language Film nominees, three of five titles hail from countries in the former Soviet Union.

New Getty exhibit 'Zeitgeist' highlights anti-sensual German art

Suddenly, there emerged German painters who became famous even in France and England. One major sect distanced itself from all art since the Renaissance.

Composers get a Sundance education at Skywalker Ranch

The Sundance Institute holds a much-coveted bi-annual workshop for film composers at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Northern California.

'Man Seeking Woman' twists rom-com clichés into a surrealist nightmare

Writer/producer Simon Rich talks about adapting his book for a TV series and how he came up with the idea for those absurdist love stories.

Oscars 2015: How 'Paranormal Activity' got Jason Blum to the Academy Awards

The producer's company is synonymous with low-budget genre movies, but now he's co-produced Best Picture nominee "Boyhood" — and he's attending the Academy Awards.

Night owls wait hours for Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

From Friday the 13th into Valentine's Day, thousands of lucky people toured the architectural icon they love, Hollyhock House for free — with hours of lines.

The Broad Museum's sneak peek brings in 3,500

On a hot Sunday, 3,547 Angelenos lined up to get inside an art museum that didn't have any art in it.

Ex-college football player admits stalking Hollywood mogul

A Los Angeles district attorney's spokeswoman on Tuesday said that Jamie Ralph Kuntz pleaded no contest Feb. 9 to one misdemeanor count of stalking David Geffen.

Oscars 2015: The Frame's preview of the Academy Awards

From Wes Anderson to Hans Zimmer and many nominees in between, we've interviewed some of the most dynamic people up for Oscars this year.