Arts & Entertainment

Using art to reinforce identity and ties to the Philippines

Los Angeles is home to the biggest Filipino population in the mainland U.S. However, they have limited access to art from their home country. A new exhibit at USC's Fisher Art Museum gives these residents a rare chance to reconnect with the breadth of Filipino creativity.

Diversity at the Oscars: Is Hollywood coming around?

This year’s Oscars ceremony is being characterized as a big win for diversity in Hollywood. Critics say it wasn't perfect, but they're optimistic.

A colorful night at the Oscars. More of the same to come?

Artists of color won in some of the most prestigious categories at Sunday's Academy Award ceremony. Is this a sign of change, or exceptions to the rule?

The friendship behind 'Madam Satan,' Cecil B. DeMille's musical disaster

Dance writer Debra Levine tells the untold story of the legendary director's only musical and one of his few flops.

Dunk now, pay later: Elite college players may suffer in middle age

Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but researchers say they will often have more health problems than people who never played sports.

Sandwich Monday: The Shamrock Shake

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the classic McDonald's seasonal offering: The Shamrock Shake. Does green mean go?

Oscars 2014: 8 ways they made diversity history

Starting with the best picture win for "12 Years a Slave," this year's awards featured a number of firsts, particularly having to do with the diversity of winners.

The lives of real life superheroes in 'Heroes in the Night'

The lives of RLSH or Real Life Super Heroes can be fraught with danger, but that doesn't stop some people from donning capes and costumes to fight crime.

Hollywood Jobs: Creature Creator

We talk to talk to creature creator Ben Bayouth who makes really cool props for movies like Superman: Man of Steel and for TV shows like Grimm and Robot Chicken.

Where to eat Creole and celebrate Mardi Gras in LA

The owners of Harold & Belle's in South LA hail from New Orleans, and the restaurant has been serving traditional Creole food for three generations.

Oscars 2014 Winners: '12 Years A Slave' takes home Best Picture

"Gravity" took home seven Oscars of its own, including the prize for best director, awarded to Alfonso Cuaron.

Oscars 2014 Slideshow: Lupita Nyong'o a red carpet star in blue

Amy Adams wore a strapless, dark blue Gucci gown and Hollywood's "it" fashion darling of the year, Lupita Nyong'o, showed up for the Oscars in a look of ice-blue silk.

Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

'12 Years a Slave' rolls at Spirit Awards

"12 Years a Slave" rolled at the Spirit Awards, winning five awards including best feature at the annual independent film celebration.

Oscars 2014: Latin pride for mystery Oscar statuette model

The buff and chesty Oscar statuette is said to be modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. True story or Hollywood legend?

Razzies pick Will, Jaden Smith as worst actors for 'After Earth'

Will and Jaden Smith have something they can bond over. They were both awarded Razzies for their performances in "After Earth."