Arts & Entertainment

Your guide to swell spectating at the US Open of Surfing

The U.S. Open of Surfing, one of the country’s premier surf competitions, starts this weekend in Huntington Beach. Here's what to know.

​Leading Disney parks 'Imagineer' Martin Sklar dies at 83

A company statement says he died Thursday at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83. No details were released on his cause of death.

Tiler Peck shows ballet is much more than 'Swan Lake'

Dancer Tiler Peck hopes to showcase the diversity of ballet in her show BalletNow, at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

Al Gore believes the internet might be the answer to 'fake news'

Former Vice President Al Gore hopes his new documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" will educate people on how to talk about climate change and combat "fake news" with the truth.

LA-based theater troupe remedies Trump fatigue with make-believe

L.A.-based theater artist Nancy Keystone and Critical Mass Performance Group rehearse “Untitled Communion" is her search for some elusive place to laugh at the country’s current political climate.

Mary-Louise Parker & Denis Arndt on their 'intimate experience' in 'Heisenberg'

The spare production of the play 'Heisenberg' at the Mark Taper Forum allows Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt's characters to play off each other and play with the written word.

'Kuso': Inside the twisted minds of Flying Lotus and animator David Firth

Don’t expect to see it pop up at your neighborhood Cineplex. It’s a film that’s definitely NOT for the easily queasy.

'Calexit' imagines a world where California secedes

With "Calexit," comic writer Matteo Pizzolo seeks to entertain while staying true to the political realities of our time.

Composer Michael Giacchino plays with toys to write film scores

Michael Giacchino has scored just about every reboot and remake of his favorite films from childhood which means he's re-scoring the soundtrack of his life and maybe yours too.

How 'Atomic Blonde's' director worked with its star to craft an unapologetic badass

Former stuntman and stunt coordinator David Leitch discusses how his background informed his direction of the new action movie.

Study: CTE found in nearly all donated NFL player brains

As the country starts to get back into its most popular professional team sport, there's a reminder of how dangerous football can be.

Comic-Con 2017: Marvel causes a commotion, but 'Deadpool' is a no-show

Marvel Studios wowed fans with "Thor" and "Black Panther." But fans looking for a peek at the new "Deadpool" or "X-Men" films were let down by 20th Century Fox.

Jessica Williams: 'This is my ancestors' dream'

The former "Daily Show" correspondent is making her feature film starring debut in the Netflix movie, "The Incredible Jessica James."

Dems target "harmful" corporate mergers in economic agenda

In new, more consumer-focused economic agenda, Democrats take aim at corporate mergers driving up prices for consumers-- but is this enough to bring workers back?

'Star Wars' fan clubs honor Carrie Fisher at Comic-Con

Several women dressed in Leia's flowing white gown and iconic twin buns spoke about how much the character inspired them. Said one: "You put on a pair of buns, and you're unstoppable."

The high-stakes land of Paintball Hero joins a genre of activism games

In recent years, there has been an influx of games centered on social and political issues from sexism to racism to the refugee crisis. In one of the latest, you rescue animals in a slaughterhouse.