Arts & Entertainment

'Where They Raced' — New doc tells LA's forgotten auto racing history

A new documentary shows us how auto racing is intimately tied to L.A.'s history, and how your daily commute might be taking you down the straightaway or a Dead Man's Curve of a long-defunct racetrack.

All work, no respect: Twice pushed out, Jay Leno moves on from 'Tonight'

Eric Deggans looks back at the legacy of Jay Leno as he leaves a Tonight Show very different from the one he took over so many years ago.

Odd questions about the Sochi Olympics: Quora has the answers

Are people excited about the Winter Olympics? Don't figure skaters get dizzy? Those are some of the questions being answered on Quora, the "knowledge sharing" site.

Rarely seen photos of 19th-century LA, Santa Monica unveiled

The Huntington Library's new collection of rare photographs of Santa Monica and Los Angeles depict the cities before they were heavily populated. View them here.

Hoffman autopsy inconclusive; further tests needed

There was no timetable for Hoffman's autopsy to be finished, said medical examiner office spokeswoman Julie Bolcer, who declined to discuss the pending tests.

Religion and Culture: Bollywood dance comes to Los Angeles

“Hollywood’s favorite Bollywood Choreographer” Nakul Dev Mahajan brings the distinctive dance styles to Southern California devotees.

The Hummus takes a satirical look at Islamophobia

There's a new satirical new site called The Hummus that's being hailed as The Onion for Muslims, founded by three Silicon Valley-based practicing Muslims in their 20s.

Will Forte on 'Nebraska' nerves and missing his 'SNL' days

Will Forte joins the show to talk about his favorite memories from "SNL" and his foray into more serious dramatic acting.

Timeline: A look back at the allegations against Woody Allen

Allen vigorously denied the allegation and was never arrested or charged with a crime. Despite predictions by some that his career would falter, it hasn't.

'Little House on the Prairie' star Richard Bull dies at age 89

A Motion Picture & Television Fund spokeswoman says actor Richard Bull of TV's "Little House on the Prairie" has died.

Look ma, no cables: Flea cops to air bass at Super Bowl

The Chili Peppers played to a track, the band's bassist admitted. Internet sleuths started questioning it when they noticed the instruments weren't plugged in.

Commentator Dylan Brody hereby kills his community theater career

My father used to say community theater was people doing a stellar imitation of what they thought acting was supposed to look like. I see it as live performances of slaughtered text before dying audiences.

From huge to humble: Architect Moshe Safdie at the Skirball

More than any other living architect, Moshe Safdie has tried to change the face of the inhabited world, and he’s done this on nearly every continent.

Indian-Americans surge in California politics, but not LA

Indian-Americans have recently been called a rising force in California politics, with Republican Neel Kashkari’s campaign for governor hailed as the latest example.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Band of Horses, Uncle Tupelo and more

Time for Tuesday Reviewsda, our weekly new music segment. Joining us this week is Shirley Halperin, music editor at The Hollywood Reporter and Chris Martins, senior writer at Spin Magazine.

Chef Jamie Oliver's mobile kitchen brings cooking to Sacramento high school

British chef Jamie Oliver's Big Rig — a traveling teaching kitchen now touring the state — roared onto the campus of Sacramento Charter High School for a three-week stint of cooking.