Arts & Entertainment

Women and children gather at a hand pump in Osukputu, Nigeria, which provides clean water for a community of around 800 people.

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Dreamlike pictures of the water the world needs

Photographer Mustafa Abdulaziz has spent four years documenting the world's water woes. His 'Water Stories' are now on display.

Joshua Seftel & Phil Toledano

The story behind 'The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano'

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When Phil Toledano's father died, the photographer imagined the next stages of his life in a project that was documented by his filmmaker friend, Joshua Seftel.

TV Reboots

Recycling on TV is a 'trend that's not going anywhere'

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"MacGyver" on CBS and Fox's "The Exorcist" and "Lethal Weapon" are some of the many reboots debuting on the small screen this fall.

'Queen of Katwe' director Mira Nair brings a different African story to Hollywood

Nair says most Hollywood films about Africa treat the country as a backdrop. She wants to change that with this true story of a Ugandan chess prodigy.

Will feline fanatics flock to West Hollywood's new cat cafe?

Would you pay for the privilege of cuddling cats while quaffing cappuccinos? The new Crumbs & Whiskers is counting on it.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Ah, the sweet smell of Friday. This week it's accompanied by the aroma of Italian cuisine and a brewery crawl. We've got the details.

71Above: Everything at LA's tallest restaurant (even the chef) started at the bottom

Being at the top of the US Bank building, and at the mercy of the elevators, adds another layer of complexity to 71Above, the tallest restaurant in the West.

Terry Crews: 10 years after 'Idiocracy,' it resonates this election

Terry Crews played President Camacho 10 years ago in 'Idiocracy.' The film inspired the #MakeAmericaSmartAgain movement ahead of the 2016 election.

5 LA Podcast Festival shows that will blow your mind

To celebrate the event's fifth anniversary, check out five podcasts from the festival that are definitely worth checking out — and find out about their new competition.

ShondaLand partner Betsy Beers was raised by TV

Shonda Rhimes' partner watched TV "secretly" when she was a movie producer. Now, television is having a moment, and so is she.

Poet Claudia Rankine named a MacArthur 'genius grant' honoree

Her book, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” is a provocative meditation on race that has a new resonance in the wake of more killings of black men by police officers.

The 3 movies Jack Nicholson directed are better at home

Jack Nicholson has over 70 credits as an actor. But, pop quiz: how many movies did he direct? Three. And they make a great DIY film festival.

Fox's new show 'Pitch,' puts a woman on the MLB pitcher's mound

What would happen if a woman pitched in the majors? Fox's new show, Pitch, tackles that very scenario.

GD-IQ: Software that breaks down representation in media

The Geena Davis institute has partnered with USC and Google to create a software that could give movies and television a "diversity score."

'The Lovers and The Despot': A filmmaker, an actress and Kim Jong-il

A new documentary tells the unbelievable true story of how the North Korean dictator had a South Korean filmmaker and his actress wife kidnapped so he could start a film industry in the communist country.

Diavolo blends dance, architecture and real danger

Founder and artistic director Jacques Heim calls his company "the NFL of dance." His members work with giant custom props that can launch them into the air — or crush them.