Arts & Entertainment


Can SNL find something new to satirize in the Clinton-Trump debate?


Saturday Night Live has a long history of impersonating Presidential candidates. The show returns this weekend with Alec Baldwin cast to play Trump opposite Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton.

For the Record: Scorsese at The Wallis2

'For The Record': a stage show built around classic pop songs from movies


The show is part cabaret, part concert, but the main focus is to highlight great filmmakers and the music they use.

Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart uses L.A. as inspiration for his latest album


The singer-songwriter's "Ape in Pink Marble" is steeped in the city’s ambience and the Fantasyland that is Hollywood.

Comedian Chris Redd on Moving to LA from Chicago

Chris Redd is an actor, writer, and standup comedian. You’ve seen him as Andy Samberg's rapper nemesis Hunter the Hungry in "Popstar."

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The weather might be saying otherwise, but fall is in full swing and so is the weekend. From Oktoberfest to a chocolate festival, it's time to drink it all in.

Archery, camping... video game design? Girl Scouts gamify their patches

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Women in Games International and Sony's Santa Monica Studio teamed up for a Girl Scouts patch for video game design.

'Cameraperson' is a cinematic scrapbook of joy and horror

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has woven together 25 years of documentary footage into a visual memoir of the moments that marked her.

W. Kamau Bell: Socio-political comedian, 'Semi-Prominent Negro'

The comedian's voice can be heard on podcasts, TV shows and in comedy clubs. On his new comedy album, he turns his socio-political lens onto society and his mixed race family.

Muscle Beach icon found dead in PA

Bill Pettis, Venice Beach bodybuilder once touted for having the "largest biceps in the world," was found dead at 69 in Pennsylvania.

Young entrepreneurs struggle, succeed in 'Generation Startup'

In the new documentary, "Generation Startup," co-director Cheryl Miller Houser followed six young entrepreneurs to uncover the challenges of making it in the tech world.

'All My Children' creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93

Nixon died Wednesday at a Haverford, Pennsylvania, physical rehabilitation facility close to her Rosemont home, where she had checked in to gain strength for a planned book tour.

George Takei gives personal collection to Los Angeles museum

The collection includes photos, sculptures, scripts and other memorabilia from his "Star Trek" days, as well as the Olympic torch he carried ahead of the 1984 games in L.A.

Music video depicting burglars in 'Chinese neighborhood' angers Chinese-Americans

The video went up on YouTube in 2014, but lately it has been making the rounds on WeChat, a Chinese social media app. Some Chinese-Americans say it plays to racial stereotypes and is offensive.

'American Honey' director Andrea Arnold scouted talent in unusual places

The British director wanted some untrained performers for her film, and found her lead actress, Sasha Lane, on a beach in Florida.

'Batman Beyond: Rebirth' details a refugee crisis in Gotham's future

"Batman Beyond" is a world that just won't die. Comic book creators Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang told us about the latest iteration, with a new relaunch in stores everywhere.

David Bowie's personal art collection goes up for auction

Sotheby’s is auctioning off about 400 items from Bowie's estate, which raises the question: Is art more valuable if it was owned by someone famous?