Arts & Entertainment

When Letterman unknowingly told Nic Cage to 'stop being such a woman'

We’re sending Dave off with smaller moments that made his show so special, from a stand-up who got bumped to a letter that shouldn't have gone to Nic Cage.

Creating all-female Avengers 'A-Force' and Muslim hero Ms. Marvel

G. Willow Wilson is a Muslim woman who's also writing top books at Marvel Comics, creating both their first lead Muslim superhero and writing the new all-female Avengers, A-Force.

NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

Hot Chip dares 'someone else better' to take their spot in indie music

Alex Taylor has been singing and playing in the U.K. electro band Hot Chip for almost 15 years. With the sixth album "Why Make Sense?" the band aims to surprise fans.

New Music from Emmylou Harris, The Milk Carton Kids and more

Tuesday means it's time for new music here on Take Two. This week, music journalist Steve Hochman joins A Martinez for a chat about his picks.

Old menus (and food history) star in LA Public Library project

By culling through the culinary offerings of thousands of old menus in the Los Angeles Public Library's collection, we can learn a lot about a city and its history.

'Mad Max: Fury Road': How 15 years of design made 'the last real action film'

"We wanted to make it the last real action film, and to do the stunts as real as possible. And so we designed all of that into the vehicles as we went."

Pitch Perfect 2: The Filharmonic take a cappella to the big screen

The L.A.-based Filipino-American a cappella group the Filharmonic continues to gain popularity after appearing in "Pitch Perfect 2." Hear their interview along with an exclusive performance.

Chris Burden's last work, 'Ode to Santos Dumont,' flies at LACMA

The late artist's recently unveiled performance sculpture — an homage to the early days of aviation — captures the magic and wonder of flight.

Taylor Swift makes history at Billboard Music Awards

The singer won eight awards Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, including top artist. Iggy Azalea, Pharrell and Sam Smith won three awards each.

Slovakian Peter Sagan wins Tour of California

Slovakian Peter Sagan surged late and won the Tour of California by three seconds on Sunday with a close third-place finish.

Andrew Niccol's 'Good Kill' looks at the lives of drone operators

"It used to be, when we would go to war with a country, we'd actually go to the country," writer and director Andrew Niccol says. "That doesn't happen anymore.

'Don't Think I've Forgotten' explores era of lost Cambodian music

"Don't Think I've Forgotten" tell the story of the rise and fall of Cambodia's vibrant, progressive music scene from the survivors of the Khmer Rouge's reign.

The story behind Chris Burden's 'Shoot'

On a November night in 1971, the late Chris Burden took a bullet to the arm for art. Barbara T. Smith is a performance artist who witnessed it firsthand.

Robert Cray remembers B.B. King — and how he upstaged Eric Clapton

B.B. King has passed away at 89 years old. Robert Cray, who played with him, explains what he did to make Eric Clapton ask, "What are we going to do now, Robert?"

'Walk the Line' screenwriter Gill Dennis dead at 74

A spokeswoman for the American Film Institute said Dennis, Terrence Malick and David Lynch were among the first graduates of the AFI Conservatory in 1969.