Arts & Entertainment

Watch these commercials explain World Cup passion

How do you convey the enthusiasm and the all-consuming madness that comes with being a soccer fan during the World Cup? The best way to answer that: The ads.

The Good Listener: What makes a summer song?

When do we know what the song of summer will be? Have we already heard this year's song? If not, when do we typically start to hear it?

World Cup: Argentina's Messi delivers 1-0 win over Iran

Lionel Messi scored a superb goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Iran on Saturday and secure his team's place in the second round of the World Cup.

These images will soon appear on billboards around the US

Dozens of works of art will begin appearing soon in as many as 50,000 outdoor displays in all 50 states as part of the "Art Everywhere" initiative.

Taylor Kitsch, hungry for creative control, directs a new short film

After starring in two expensive box office bombs, Kitsch produced, funded and starred in "Pieces," which premieres in Palm Springs this weekend.

Spokesman: Tracy Morgan transferred to rehab

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has been moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility as he recovers from a serious auto accident in New Jersey.

'Dr. Zhivago' backstory: Soviet repression and an author's torment

Marc Haefele reviews "The Zhivago Affair," which tells how Boris Pasternak chose his fate and then suffered for his art.

Illegal professional music studios thrive in Los Angeles

Tucked away among the quiet neighborhood streets of L.A., there are untold numbers of them. From these discrete refigured spaces come the scores, soundtracks and songs that feed the insatiable appetite of the entertainment industry.

FAQ: How to avoid sharing fraudulent news stories on social media

In a recent article for, freelance writer Luke O'Neil lays out some simple tips for news consumers.

'Metastasis': The Spanish-language 'Breaking Bad' gets cooking

A Spanish language version of the hit AMC TV series, "Breaking Bad" has begun airing on Univision station Unimas. But as the Royale with Cheese is to the Quarter Pounder, there are some little differences.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Let's rage on sun. With the summer solstice comes a World Cup BBQ, endless Asian cuisine and a 100th birthday party for Huntington Beach.

FAQ: How to NOT be a jerk at an outdoor movie

L.A. is host to a few great outdoor film series in the summer. Whether you’re a fan of the classics at Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings or prefer the food truck scene in Grand Park, there are unspoken rules that govern outdoor movie showings.

Gerry Goffin, Carole King's ex-husband, dies at 75

Lyricist Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such 1960s hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Natural Woman," has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.

App Chat: The top apps to stay on top of 2014 World Cup action

As the Group Stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to a close, what better way to remain informed than to use your smartphone? Read Take Two's App Chat for more.

World Cup 2014: Portraits of LA fans and their teams

We set out to capture Angelenos' pride (and their faces) in a series of portraits of World Cup fans representing their teams. Who are you rooting for and why?

Radio personality Piolin told to pay legal fees

Spanish-language radio personality Piolin has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in legal fees for six people he targeted in a failed lawsuit.