Arts & Entertainment


Comic-Con 2017: Marvel causes a commotion, but 'Deadpool' is a no-show


Marvel Studios wowed fans with "Thor" and "Black Panther." But fans looking for a peek at the new "Deadpool" or "X-Men" films were let down by 20th Century Fox.

Jessica Williams: 'This is my ancestors' dream'


The former "Daily Show" correspondent is making her feature film starring debut in the Netflix movie, "The Incredible Jessica James."

Democrats Message

Dems target "harmful" corporate mergers in economic agenda

Take Two

In new, more consumer-focused economic agenda, Democrats take aim at corporate mergers driving up prices for consumers-- but is this enough to bring workers back?

'Star Wars' fan clubs honor Carrie Fisher at Comic-Con

Several women dressed in Leia's flowing white gown and iconic twin buns spoke about how much the character inspired them. Said one: "You put on a pair of buns, and you're unstoppable."

The high-stakes land of Paintball Hero joins a genre of activism games

In recent years, there has been an influx of games centered on social and political issues from sexism to racism to the refugee crisis. In one of the latest, you rescue animals in a slaughterhouse.

Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday. He was found at a Palo Alto hotel where he was recovering from back surgery.

Thomas Wilkins on the importance of arts education and working with young musicians

The Hollywood Bowl's principal conductor talks about the importance of arts education and working with the National Take a Stand Festival Orchestra.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross discuss film scoring process for 'Patriots Day'

Nine Inch Nails band members and film scoring partners give us a peek inside their successful collaborations.

A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks

Disney unveiled the upcoming attractions for its international and domestic theme parks during the D23 fan expo, including a Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure.

Netflix shows trailer for big budget Will Smith film 'Bright' at Comic-Con

"Bright" follows a Los Angeles police officer played by Smith and his new partner who is an orc played by Joel Edgerton.

Ai Weiwei makes 'Hansel & Gretel' unsettling in a new way

As a fairy tale about eating children, "Hansel & Gretel" was already pretty disturbing. As an art exhibition about surveillance, it's unnerving in a different way.

7 things to do in SoCal this weekend

So you've been to the beach a million times already this summer... Our picks this weekend include a weiner dog race, sushi-making tutorials, and stargazing.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday.

Meet the marketer who brought 'Blade Runner' to Comic-Con — in 1982

Movie marketing veteran Jeff Walker has been attending Comic-Con since the earliest days of the convention. He's only missed it two times since the early '70s.

'Chasing Coral' director turns his lens on an underwater crisis

Jeff Orlowski says he is trying to depoliticize the ocean: "Just show people the pictures and you can make your own assessment as to what's going on."

Your guide to Comic-Con 2017: 11 must-see panels

Here are some of this year's most talked about Comic-Con panels — good luck getting in!