Arts & Entertainment

Illegal professional music studios thrive in Los Angeles

Tucked away among the quiet neighborhood streets of L.A., there are untold numbers of them. From these discrete refigured spaces come the scores, soundtracks and songs that feed the insatiable appetite of the entertainment industry.

FAQ: How to avoid sharing fraudulent news stories on social media

In a recent article for, freelance writer Luke O'Neil lays out some simple tips for news consumers.

'Metastasis': The Spanish-language 'Breaking Bad' gets cooking

A Spanish language version of the hit AMC TV series, "Breaking Bad" has begun airing on Univision station Unimas. But as the Royale with Cheese is to the Quarter Pounder, there are some little differences.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Let's rage on sun. With the summer solstice comes a World Cup BBQ, endless Asian cuisine and a 100th birthday party for Huntington Beach.

FAQ: How to NOT be a jerk at an outdoor movie

L.A. is host to a few great outdoor film series in the summer. Whether you’re a fan of the classics at Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings or prefer the food truck scene in Grand Park, there are unspoken rules that govern outdoor movie showings.

Gerry Goffin, Carole King's ex-husband, dies at 75

Lyricist Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such 1960s hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Natural Woman," has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.

App Chat: The top apps to stay on top of 2014 World Cup action

As the Group Stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to a close, what better way to remain informed than to use your smartphone? Read Take Two's App Chat for more.

World Cup 2014: Portraits of LA fans and their teams

We set out to capture Angelenos' pride (and their faces) in a series of portraits of World Cup fans representing their teams. Who are you rooting for and why?

Radio personality Piolin told to pay legal fees

Spanish-language radio personality Piolin has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in legal fees for six people he targeted in a failed lawsuit.

Jazz pianist, composer Horace Silver dies at 85

He created a rhythmic style that combined R&B, gospel and jazz that became known as "hard bop," and performed with such jazz greats as Stan Getz and Miles Davis.

Daniel Keyes, 'Flowers for Algernon' author, dies

Nearly a half-century after Keyes' novel's release, "Flowers for Algernon" is still regularly on school reading lists, though it's also frequently banned for some of its content.

'Hot Cheetos and Takis' kids deliver new song, backstage drama

A crew of adorable school-age rappers who scored a viral hit in 2012 have a new song — and some obligatory drama over how the money from their music should be divvied up.

Picture This: Documenting the quiet lives of elderly California inmates

Photographer Andrew Burton took a look at the programs and facilities that California has developed to deal with the challenge of a growing number of elderly prisoners.

World Cup: Mexico holds host Brazil to 0-0 draw

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a pulsating 0-0 draw at the World Cup on Tuesday.

Museum of Latin American Art to include Chicano art

MOLAA made an important announcement last week that it will "clarify" how it defines what Latin American art is and who creates it - to include artists of Latin American descent based in the U.S. and other countries.

World Cup 2014: Who is game-winning goal scorer John Brooks?

The 21-year-old rookie defender became an instant sensation when he scored the game-winning goal versus Ghana, giving the U.S. a chance to advance in the tournament.