Arts & Entertainment

Does box office performance help or hurt Oscar chances?

The Academy's not averse to rewarding movies with low domestic box office, but does a high return at the box office lead to victory come awards time?

Leon Bridges breaks down his personal debut album 'Coming Home'

Leon Bridges' debut album landed in the Billboard Top 10 and he talks about how he learned about his grandmother's life through making the album.

Laurie Anderson explains her experimental documentary 'Heart of a Dog'

It's an experimental documentary, less a coherent narrative than a series of stories about death, motherhood, love and creativity.

'Spotlight:' The story behind the story of Boston's Catholic church sex scandal

The movie recounts how Boston Globe reporters uncovered sex abuse allegations against priests and a coverup by the Archdiocese.

Should NBC pull Donald Trump from Saturday Night Live?

The decision to have Trump host SNL has created a massive controversy — should NBC step in? Or should they let Trump stay on the program?

'CodeGirl' tracks teen girls in tech competition

The mobile app market is estimated to be valued at $77 billion by the year 2017. But most of that money will likely go to men. As of now, 80 percent of app developers are male. 

Michael Keaton: 'Spotlight' script 'ballsy' in going after church

The actor and the film's director, Tom McCarthy, have personal connections to the story of how the Boston Archdiocese covered up an abuse scandal.

Free weekend? 9 fun and almost-free things to do in LA

Astronomy, cat-themed ceramics and the most extravagant grocery store ever. The festivities start now. Here's everything you need to know.

'60s 'Batman' Batmobile creator George Barris has died

The legendary custom car builder who created TV's Batmobile and helped define California's car culture with colorfully designed vehicles was 89.

Hubbard Street Dance and Second City take on 'The Art of Falling'

Collaboration is common in the performing arts, but this venture between a contemporary dance company and a comedy troupe breaks new ground.

Surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku gets first comprehensive bio

Duke Kahanamoku was a self-effacing, multi-sport athlete who became a household name. Despite his fame, his complete story has never been told until now.

5 Every Week: Vidiots fest, secret tennis courts, French Mexican food

Claire Evans and Zac Pennington of KPCC's 5 Every Week podcast take you to the best bar for bad karaoke and the best place for tennis you never knew existed.

Catherine Hardwicke's 'Miss You Already' is just her latest challenging project

Her new film is a cancer-themed drama that is being released as the issue of women directors continues to gather momentum.

'E.T.' screenwriter Melissa Mathison dies at 65

The LA native had a humble but high-profile start — her first credited work was in assistant roles on "The Godfather: Part II" and "Apocalypse Now."

A long-lost film noir gets a second look

A remake of the classic German film, "M," was made in L.A. in 1951, but was shelved during Hollywood's Red Scare. Now it's being revived by the producer's 93-year-old son.

Bryan Cranston on 1950s Hollywood blacklisting and current payday gaps

The actor who plays blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a new biopic talks about how Hollywood's darkest moment sheds light on modern social inequality.