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Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal


From a comic convention to a massive zombie crawl, we've rounded up the top things to do this weekend — for the Halloween-abstinent and -obsessed (mostly the latter).


A peek into the sound editing process for 'Ouija: Origin of Evil'


What would you say are the necessary elements of a scary movie? A killer or a demon is one. Plenty of unsuspecting victims is another. But what about how the movie SOUNDS?

The Blair Witch Project

How the original 'Blair Witch' tricked audiences, without really trying


Dan Myrick, co-creator of the original "Blair Witch," says the film blurred the lines of reality in a way that wouldn't be possible today.

Norman Lear and the power of TV to start conversations

TV writer-producer Norman Lear reflects on his brand of shows about real people dealing with some of the most important issues of the day and how he thinks TV can start necessary conversations.

Hemingway's rocky relationship with Hollywood

It's pretty common for writers of all stripes to see their books, novels, even magazine articles adapted into movies.

Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star is already being fixed

Trump's star has been a magnet for defacement this election season. But removing a star? That's new.

Novelist Paul Beatty is first American to win Man Booker prize

L.A.-born Beatty won for The Sellout, a satire about the fraught subject of race in the U.S.

Janelle Monáe on her first acting role and embracing otherness

The musician makes her theatrical debut with the film "Moonlight." She talks about what drew her to acting and why she's passionate about "telling stories about the other."

'Rejected Princesses': women in history who are anything but G-rated

Jason Porath found complex and rebellious women from history and illustrated them in kids' movie style, even if their real lives were far from fairy tales.

HBO's 'Insecure' shows 'black people's humanity,' Prentice Penny says

"This show was just talking about what life was like on a Thursday for people of color. ... We don't get to tell slice of life stories," said Penny.

Bodies in motion at USC's new dance program and facility

The just-opened $46 million Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is the largest of its kind at any private university in the U.S.

Sparks get ready to celebrate championship win

"I'm still kind of in shock," Sparks star and league MVP Nneka Ogwumike says of her team's WNBA championship win.

Cubs beat Dodgers to reach first World Series since 1945

The last time the Cubs were in the World Series it was 1908. Their 5-0 win means they advance to face the Cleveland Indians.

From Pamplona, with love: 'The Sun Also Rises' turns 90

Ernest Hemingway's first novel — the story of aimless American expats drinking, fighting and falling in love — came out 90 years ago today.

A short history of Alice Bag, iconic LA punk singer

The singer and activist opens up about finding her community and her voice in L.A.'s punk scene and keeping that spirit alive.

'Fire At Sea' director: 'It was my duty to film death'

For a year-and-a-half, filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi documented the African migrants who were fleeing their homelands to get to an Italian island called Lampedusa.