Arts & Entertainment

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

Our agenda includes sprucing up the apartment for spring and taking photos in fields of poppy flowers. Did we mention we'll also be bowling with Jeff Bridges?

An eater's-eye view of literature's most iconic meals

With intricately composed photographs, designer Dinah Fried puts readers at the table for 50 of her favorite literary spreads. Her new book is called "Fictitious Dishes."

Yankees pitcher Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar to help him grip the ball.

New hope for the supposedly shuttered San Diego Opera

Marc Haefele reports that not only are fans of the San Diego Opera rallying to keep it from closing, but that the decision to close the company may have been made unlawfully.

Why Lupita Nyong'o's People cover is so significant

The Mexican-born Kenyan actress has been lauded for her looks, her impeccable fashion sense, and her humility. Now People says she's the most beautiful woman in the world.

RIP Mike Atta: Hardcore punk founder, The Middle Class guitarist

John Rabe speaks with LA Record's Chris Ziegler about Mike Atta, the guitarist for the pioneering hardcore punk band The Middle Class, who died on Easter Sunday of cancer.

On television, more transgender characters come into focus

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin speaks out in favor of gay marriage

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin made headlines Wednesday after an excerpt from a podcast he released last year endorsing gay marriage started making the rounds.

Music that burns, literally

Take Beyonce. Take Sinatra. Take whomever you love and set them on fire — with a "Pyro Board." It plays music by pulsing the beats in flame, and when the singer hits a high note — stand back.

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Foster wed Hedison over the weekend. Hedison is a 44-year-old photographer based in Los Angeles.

Mimi Pond's 'Over Easy': Sex, drugs and gourmet omelets

John Rabe talks with Mimi Pond about her new graphic novel, which paints a vivid picture of the 1970s and a crazy diner that changed her life.

Amazon announces deal to stream HBO shows

Today, Amazon announced that they had struck a deal with HBO to make old seasons of several of their series available for Amazon Prime subscribers to view.

Curing your jet lag and keep a travel journal with apps

It's time for our next installment of App Chat. And today we have three apps that want to save you from jet lag, sketchy situations and your bad memory

Bieber trial delayed to July on DUI, other charges

A South Florida judge has delayed the trial of pop star Justin Bieber. The trial was delayed from May 5 to July 7.

What do 'The Simpsons' look like in Lego?

Fox has started releasing images from an upcoming episode of The Simpsons that renders the family in Lego pieces. And as always, all rights are carefully reserved.

HBO shows come to Amazon Prime next month

Prior seasons of current HBO programs — like "Girls" and "Veep" — will become available about three years after airing on HBO. The first batch hits May 21.