Arts & Entertainment

Carol M. Highsmith/Wikipedia Commons

Off-Ramp's Song of the Week salutes songwriter Mac Davis on his 75th birthday

Audio

Usually, Off-Ramp's Song of the Week features a local act, or a national act playing a cool local gig. But this time, we want to help a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame blow out the 75 candles on his cake.

REVIEW: The Stussy's - an LA art power couple -- blurred the line between human and animal

Slideshow

A moving, transcendent exhibit at an obscure gallery by an LA art power couple: The art of Maxine Kim and Jan Stussy sits on a mysterious median. Its figures cry in the language of humanity, but its embodiments are far from human.

Circus Vargas keeps big-top tradition alive as Ringling Bros. shuts down

Audio

Circus Vargas' 2017 show "Steam Cirque" opens this week in Del Mar. The show will travel to more than a dozen cities in Southern California between January and this summer, landing in Los Angeles in mid-May.

'One Day at a Time' remake is as progressive as the original

Just like Norman Lear's original cast of characters, the Cuban-American family at the center of the reboot doesn't shy away from difficult conversations.

Rep. John Lewis' spat with Trump reminds the nation of his civil rights legacy

One result of the dispute was that sales of Lewis’ graphic novel trilogy skyrocketed, shooting all the way up to the very top spot on Amazon’s best sellers list.

In an ever-changing music industry, cash for hits remains a constant

In the 1950s and '60s, payola scandals led to Congressional investigations. Though today's tactics are more nuanced than handing a DJ a briefcase full of money, pay for play is still alive and well.

Artists turn their cameras on mass media at the Getty Museum

A new multimedia exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum features artists that have reworked content from news organizations like CNN and Newsweek — for their own purposes.

'Hidden Figures' star Octavia Spencer hosts free screening

Actress Octavia Spencer, who stars in the hit historical drama "Hidden Figures," is offering a free screening Friday night especially for those who might not be able to afford a trip to the movies.

'Live By Night' film editor says his job is part 'pleaser, part psychologist'

WIlliam Goldberg worked on Ben Affleck's "Gone Baby Gone" and "Argo," and now the filmmaker's latest.

Ring in 'Lemony Snicket' on Netflix with a series of unfortunate recipes

In the children's books, food is practically a supporting character. So why not welcome the poor Baudelaire orphans with a delightfully miserable repast while binge-watching the new show?

The Lucas Museum's long 'tortured' road to Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discusses the Lucas Museum's many false starts and what its arrival in Los Angeles means for the city.

Jeffrey Kahane created a music festival to speak out against oppression

The leader of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is the mastermind behind the two-week long "Lift Every Voice" festival.

8BitLA: Using the tech from old video game themes to make modern music

“What you are listening to are simple and basic oscillators that create very rudimentary sound waves, like the oscillators in an alarm clock. We take this thing that sounds alien and awkward and try to make something beautiful out of it.”

How a destitute, abandoned Parisian boy became the first celebrity chef

Marie-Antoine Carême died 184 years ago today. But in his short lifetime, he would forever revolutionize French haute cuisine and gain worldwide fame. Some of his concepts are still in use.

Lynne Westmore Bloom, the 'man' who painted Malibu's Pink Lady

Lynne Westmore Bloom, who died Friday at 81, wasn't going to come out as the person behind Malibu's Pink Lady until a County Supervisor assumed the prankster artist was a man.

Song of the Week: This Charming Man stumbles into a Dirty Old Town

Something about the opening riff of The Smiths' "This Charming Man" makes you want to grab a handful of flowers and unbutton your dress shirt just a bit further than normal.