Arts & Entertainment

From Fox to Netflix: GLAAD ranks the most LGBT-friendly TV and streaming networks

Matt Kane of the LA-based media advocacy group talks about the state of LGBT-inclusive TV today, plus why GLAAD is shifting its focus to the quality of LGBT depictions on television.

Guitar players happily find a revived tradition at Guadalupe Custom Strings

At what he calls the "custom lab," Gabriel Tenorio and his colleagues craft handmade strings for a wide range of instruments and musicians.

#ForceFriday: Disney wants you to feel the force — of their new merch

Guess what? New merchandise for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hit shelves today. We have a rundown of some of the strangest gear this fourth.

LGBT found a voice in science fiction

Well before the Stonewall riots, Los Angeles was home to an early LGBT rights movement - birthed from science fiction.

Why are we drawn to heirloom fruits and veggies? They're 'edible memory'

Heirloom foods have grown in popularity, making their way into gardens, farms, farmers markets and restaurants. A sociologist says they offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to the past.

Composer David Newman remembers playing violin for John Williams's 'E.T.' score

This weekend, Angelenos have the unique opportunity to hear John Williams’s score to "E.T." performed live by the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

After teen deaths, LA County moves to restrict EDM festivals

County Supervisor Solis talks about the things that went wrong at HARD Summer Festival that led to the deaths of two festival goers, plus how the County Board is trying to make EDM festivals safer.

What to expect from the 2015 Telluride Film Festival

The Frame's host John Horn is in Colorado for the influential Telluride Film Festival and provides a preview of what to expect for 2015.

Jonathan Ames turns Patrick Stewart into an impulsive, hard-drinking newsman in 'Blunt Talk'

Jonathan Ames wrote the part of Walter Blunt specifically for Patrick Stewart, after Ames was approached by the series executive producer, Seth MacFarlane.

Apple, Google bring smartphone functions to car dashboards

Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier this fall.

Sony Pictures reportedly softened 'Concussion' out of fear of NFL

Leaked emails from last year's hack of the studio's computers reveal that efforts were made to take "most of the bite" out of the sports drama.

Kera and the Lesbians uses 'bi-polar folk' music to amplify queer identity

The band's name started as a joke, but front woman Kera Armendariz thought it was fitting for its unique folk sound and her androgynous look.

LA City Council approves another Pershing Square makeover

Downtown Los Angeles has seen major changes the last few years. Councilman José Huizar says that he wants Pershing Square to catch up.

Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

Jones boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug."

T-Pain can totally do the National Anthem without auto-tune

T-Pain made his name popularizing the sound of cranked up auto-tune, but he's also a real singer. He proved it last year in an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and now he did it again.

MOCA curator on artist Noah Davis: 'A little window is closed.'

Artist Noah Davis died Saturday, the same day MOCA opened a 'storefront' featuring the first work he showed at his The Underground Museum.