Arts & Entertainment


Steve Martin uses a 'taboo word' to describe paintings by Lawren Harris

The actor-comedian has long been an art collector, and his affinity for the work of the Canadian painter has led to curating a show for the Hammer Museum.

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Censored filmmaker Jafar Panahi defies Iranian government to release 'Taxi'

In the movie, Panahi poses as a taxi driver in Tehran, picking up passengers from all walks of life. A series of cameras mounted on the dashboard capture the action and the conversations that take place inside his cab.

El Teatro Campesino comes to LA to celebrate 50 years of community theater

The activist company has collaborated with Center Theatre Group and residents of Boyle Heights for “Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven.”

Dodgers? Mets? Off-Ramp gets ready for the playoffs

Baseball’s postseason is underway again, and for the third year in a row, the Dodgers won their division and are in the playoffs. We've got a friendly wager.

How filmmaker Maria Giese helped spark a federal investigation into Hollywood hiring practices

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is examining the film industry after a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union.

FilmWeek Marquee: 'Steve Jobs,' 'Pan,' 'The Final Girls' and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Andy Klein review this week’s new movie releases, including “Steve Jobs,” “Pan,” “The Final Girls” and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: ‘Steve Jobs,’ ‘Pan,’ ‘The Final Girls’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics review this week’s new movie releases, including “Steve Jobs,” “Pan,” “The Final Girls,” and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Arthouse cinema as glorified by late Chantal Akerman & self-described snob A.O. Scott

Woe to the casual film-goer who might not be familiar with the work of Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman who died this week.

Comedy meets horror in 'The Final Girls'

"The Final Girls" is a comedy film where the characters have to escape a scary movie they're trapped in, and escape alive.

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

Because exploring the city is much more fun than watching Netflix. We're drinking tart beer, going on a NASA field trip and hitting up a secret art party.

Greek tragedies connect warriors across 2,500 years

Actors with the Theater of War employ Greek tragedies like Sophocles' Ajax to relate timeless aspects of the combat experience to warriors today.

Julie Plec: the CW network's prolific producer talks vampires, viruses and romance

Plec has two shows on the air and will soon add a third, challenging ABC's Shonda Rhimes for the title of hardest working woman in show biz.

Garbage's Shirley Manson still loves touring after 20 years

The Scottish band's lead singer has been touring with the band for two decades and says she's enjoyed every single moment on the road.

Announcer Vin Scully to miss Dodgers postseason after medical procedure

The Los Angeles Dodgers said Thursday that Scully was resting comfortably after a recommended procedure earlier in the day.

Skirball Center's exhibit on Japanese internment goes beyond Ansel Adams photos

Billed as “Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams,” the show is actually far more comprehensive than its title implies, including works by three photographers and a sketch artist.

12 songs that landed Kool & The Gang a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Kool & The Gang has 12 top 10 singles, including hits like "Jungle Boogie," "Get Down On It" and "Celebration." Find out more about the story of their career told by these songs.