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Alice Bag: Challenging patriarchy through punk from the 1970s to today


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.

Player Tries To Master The Newly Released Grand Theft Auto IV

SAG voice actors challenge video game producers over compensation


Voiceover actors who are part part of the SAG-AFTRA union are on strike as they seek more compensation from the video game industry.

Is Wonder Woman suited to be a UN ambassador?

This Friday the U.N. holds a star-studded ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman its honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Many women's rights advocates are in an uproar.

After years of rough business, Nintendo hopes for a Switch

Nintendo's previous console the Wii U had poor sale numbers. But according to one analyst, its new system may turn things around for the Japanese game developer.

Video game actors aren’t playing around

Performers want to be compensated for the ongoing reuse of their work in games. Video game producers don't see it the same way.

Ahead of first tour, Youth Orchestra LA turns on the drama

The L.A. Philharmonic’s youth orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a California tour. To prepare, the young musicians are practicing more than music.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

As you stare at the clock and count down the minutes until the weekend begins, here's some help planning it out. Choose from a food block party, a guinea pig rescue festival and more.

'Moonlight': Naomie Harris wants to play roles that terrify her

The actress plays the drug addicted mother, Paula, in the new film. She talks about the challenges and rewards of playing challenging characters.

An original cast member and an original fan talk 'Dark Shadows' at 50

"Dark Shadows," which debuted in 1966, was a half-hour soap opera that, at its peak, brought in 20-million viewers weekly. Its fans are legion, attracted by its unique romantic Gothic themes.

Natalie Mering taps into Christian roots on Weyes Blood's latest album

On "Front Row Seat to Earth," the indie musician uses inspiration from her Christian upbringing and growing up in a religious household.

Pachucos to party crews: A different side of LA's youth culture

LA's youth culture is often represented by surfer dudes and mall-loving girls. But one art show in East LA is putting a new perspective on this image.

Dawn Porter's journey from corporate litigator to documentary filmmaker

Her latest film, "Trapped," follows abortion providers in the South struggling to comply with new state laws essentially trying to force them out of business.

Filming at 120 frames-per-second could upend movie storytelling

It's back to the projector room for Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's pricey, gutsy movie-making experiment, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk."

How likely is a Donald Trump TV network?

After the election, could Donald Trump turn his contempt for the mainstream media into a network of his very own?

How Rebecca Hall brought Christine Chubbuck back to life

Actress Rebecca Hall brings empathy and humanity to a troubled TV news reporter who took her life on live television in 1974.