Arts & Entertainment

Levi Orta

Havana Biennial: More than 30 years of art reaching out from Cuba

The Havana Biennial Art Exhibition shows off the art of what's seen as a politically repressive society, where there's a fine line to walk when it comes to making a statement.


Summer movie season 2015: Something for everyone?


The summer movie season is upon us with highly-anticipated films like "Avengers: Age of Ultron" kicking it off in just one week on May 1, alongside movies for women and children.

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Asian-American YouTube celebrities aim to change perceptions


Asian-Americans have a lack of representation in the media, but the rising talent on YouTube may change how the community is represented in Hollywood.

Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images

When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of "The Ridiculous Six" this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media.

'Furious 8' speeds into theaters in 2017 (with lines just like that)

To no one's surprise, "Furious 8" is heading to theaters — or "Fast 8," or "2 Eight 2 Furious," or whatever they decide to call it. Come watch our favorite one-liners.

CinemaCon: Sequels, reboots, and raunchy comedies galore

Movie theater owners took over Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the 5th Annual CinemaCon this week. SCPR's John Horn was at the "back-slap convention."

Proposed Los Angeles-area NFL stadium boasts lightning bolts

The revamped plans for the $1.7 billion joint stadium proposal by the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders were presented this week.

Sawyer Sweeten of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies at 19

Sweeten committed suicide, said his sister Madylin Sweeten. Madylin, and Sawyer's twin brother Sullivan, all played the children in the fictional Barone family.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free things to do

How about a '90s movie marathon followed by roller skating in Glendale and free art?

CinemaCon: 'Mission: Impossible,' 'Mad Max' fly high; 'Terminator,' 'Entourage' tank

The convention essentially offers speed-dating for studios and movie theater owners. Here are the movies they liked, the movies they didn't, and why the Latino audience is key.

13 pieces of film history we really want from Rick Baker's prop auction

You've seen Baker's work in "Star Wars," Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and more, and now he's auctioning off hundreds of items from his collection. Here are our favorites.

#MakeItFair: Music video rips the dominance of men in film

The women behind a project called Make It Fair have released a music video that ironically decries the fact that a mere 93 percent of recent movies were directed by men.

Jail Weddings frontman on the 'nightmarish underbelly' of SoCal punk

Since the "OC Meth Renaissance" of the 90's, Gabriel Hart has documented SoCal's drug and gang cultures in song with hefty Americana and girl group influences.

American Indian actors walk off set of Adam Sandler movie

Native American female characters deemed offensive were named "Beaver's Breath" and "No Bra."

How 'Happyish' moved on after Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

Creator Shalom Auslander had to regroup after the overdose of his original lead actor. Watch the full first episode of the dramedy here.

CinemaCon 2015: Theater owners brace for concession calorie labeling

At this year’s CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie theater owners in Sin City, a lot of people are suddenly talking about calorie counting — of popcorn.