Arts & Entertainment

Slate's Culture Gabfest comes to life in Los Angeles

The popular New York-based podcast takes the stage in L.A. with special guests from the film and TV industry.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Broods and Tove Lo

It's ladies night this week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Shirley Halperin joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about some breakout female acts.

Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan mix business and pleasure with 'The Judge'

The couple explains why being married to your business partner isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and how the name "Team Downey" came to be.

Pasadena misfit celebration the Doo Dah Parade returns

Since 1978, the Doo Dah Parade has taken over East Pasadena. This November, the "twisted sister of the traditional Rose Parade" will return for its 37th year.

Family advocacy group gives Hollywood studios a new tool

Common Sense Media gives guidance to parents about which films are family-friendly, and now the group will offer seals of approval to about 10 titles a year.

Fall TV: 'The Flash' winks at history and keeps its superhero tone light

The CW's remake of "The Flash" has an affectionate view of super-history, resting comfortably among the many version of many heroes already born.

What virtual reality experiences does Hollywood have in store for us?

Oculus Rift headsets are not yet for sale, but visual effects artists and filmmakers are already busy developing experiences for us to disappear into.

Oscar interest focuses on new crop of Hollywood 'have-beens'

This fall, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright and Michael Keaton are all playing heightened versions of actors who seem very familiar.

'Annabelle' producer: Return on investment for horror films is huge

Peter Safran explains why horror films are great economic investments and what it feels like to have gone neck-and-neck with 'Gone Girl' at the box office.

'Twin Peaks' is back! Here's what you need to know

Laura Palmer said she'd see us in 25 years, and a quarter century after "Twin Peaks" fire-walked away from TV and theaters, Showtime is resurrecting the David Lynch cult classic with a nine new episodes.

Geoffrey Holder, director and actor, dies at 84

The 6-foot-6, Trinidad-born Holder won Tonys in 1975 for directing and designing the costumes for his all-black retelling of "The Wizard of Oz."

Stuart Murdoch has secrets for surviving while on tour

Belle and Sebastian have been touring around the world for about 20 years. The band's singer lets us in on how he keeps sane on the road.

On the Lot: Is 'Gone Girl' misogynistic?

Showcase for strong female characters? Or an exercise in misogyny. On The Lot takes on the debate over this week's box office winner, "Gone Girl."

Showtime's 'Homeland' now depends on Carrie Mathison as flawed hero

As Showtime's Emmy-winning terrorism drama starts its fourth season Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show struggles to continue without a key character.

Horror of horrors: Is HP Lovecraft's legacy tainted?

Lovecraft was also known for his highly racist opinions. This has created some controversy around the World Fantasy Award statue that bears his likeness.

Does television Spanglish need a rewrite?

More Hollywood writers are having Latino characters speak a mix of English and Spanish. But if Latinos themselves are divided over Spanglish, how can TV get it right?