Arts & Entertainment

UCLA professor says Kristen Stewart's 'embarrassing' poem isn't that bad

Some critics have dubbed it the worst poem ever. But one poet believes Stewart's work shows some promise, and above all bravery.

Sochi Winter Olympics: USA Hockey beats Slovakia 7-1

Team USA defeated Slovakia in its opening hockey game early Thursday after a six-goal streak in the second period.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free events

Jamzilla may be closing down a six-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway, but we won't be closing our hearts to a delightful three days off.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Substitute racer takes Olympic silver

Olympic athletes often endure weeks of anticipation. That wasn't a problem for Denny Morrison, who got his spot in the speed skating finals just a day ahead of the race.

Shanghai restaurant makes American versions of Chinese food

A new restaurant in Shanghai is offering expats a taste of home and introducing locals to foreign treats like fortune cookies.

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies

The comedian was one of early network TV's biggest stars, and he didn't do smut or smarmy remarks. Caesar did skits: grown-up, gentle comedy for the whole family.

Valentine's Day: Crowdsourced non-icky date options

Where to go for dinner with your lover that doesn't make you part of the Valentine's Industry.

UCLA report shows Hollywood's entertainment industry still lacks diversity

A new report out of UCLA highlights the lack of people of color in TV and film.

How indie star Greta Gerwig met her new CBS sitcom

CBS landed a much admired actress and writer of independent films to star in the follow-up to a long-running, soon-to-end network sitcom.

NBC's Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

The network says the onetime national news anchor and current special NBC News correspondent was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma

Leonard Knight, artist at Salvation Mountain, dies

Knight spent three decades painting colorful religious messages on a mound of adobe in the Southern California desert he called Salvation Mountain.

PHOTO: Sochi Olympic Park as seen from space

The astronauts aboard the International Space Station give us a view of the Olympics that we haven't seen.

Crystal Cathedral's Arvella Schuller dies at 84

Schuller was married to Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who founded the Crystal Cathedral.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Shaun White falls short of three-peat quest in half-pipe

The top five finishers all pulled off their best runs in the second half of the competition – none more so than White, who stood in 11th place after the first run with a score of 35.

Olympic luger Kate Hansen of La Cañada on the Sochi experience

Just a few hours ago, women competed in the single luge event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Representing the USA was southern Californian Kate Hansen of La Cañada.

Students from Japan wow LA churches with gospel music

Despite not speaking English or coming from a tradition that understands its spirituality, Japanese students come to LA every year to shock parishioners in black churches with their powerful gospel music.