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'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail: how Arab Spring influenced his hit show


The son of Egyptian immigrants says a visit to his parents' homeland shortly after the uprising showed him that anger could be a positive force. And he incorporated that into his show.

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Julia Holter uses her classical training to make indie pop music


The experimental Los Angeles musician studied classical composition at California Institute of the Arts. But she's enough of a pop artist to play at FYF Fest.

Richard Nixon's White House helicopter

Nixon's helicopter goes under the knife

The helicopter Richard Nixon used during his presidency left Yorba Linda in preparation for a facelift. The goal is to restore it to its former glory.

Would you eat 300 gyoza for a $5,000 check?

One lucky competitive eater did last week. And although you might've missed the 2016 Day-Lee World Gyoza Eating Championship, don't worry: we have pictures.

'It is life-changing:' LA City College receives $10 million for music students

This week, LA City College received an unprecedented gift of $10.1 million.

John Krasinski: 'I didn't want to play anything that seemed like Jim'

John Krasinski chats about directing "The Hollars," life after "The Office" and how his "face acting" compares with Denzel Washington's.

8 fun ways to spend your weekend in SoCal

Don't hang around the house like a slug this weekend. Do yoga with cats, drink sour beer and check out an interactive "South Park" art gallery. We've got the details.

With Blu-Ray release of "Chimes at Midnight," it's time to re-evaluate Orson Welles' legacy

A remarkable Shakespearean, "Chimes" is an epic summation of Welles the artist on a canvas as broad and alive as "Citizen Kane," and it might include Gielgud's best performance.

Meet the man who miniaturized former LA landmarks

Disappointed by the demolition of some of his favorite buildings in Los Angeles, Gerald Cox decided to preserve them with hand-crafted models.

7 ways to celebrate National Dog Day with or without a dog

Hot diggity dog — it's National Dog Day! Whether or not you have a dog, or even if you're more of a cat person, this dog day is not over, and it's time to celebrate.

'BoJack Horseman' season 3 is inspired by creator's love/hate of the Oscars

Raphael Bob-Waksberg is an avid follower of The Oscars, and wanted this season to explore the machine behind Hollywood’s biggest night.

You haven't got a box big enough for singer Baby Dee

Singer Baby Dee - playing Fri., Sept. 2 at the Fonda Theatre - is probably the only tree surgeon, church organist, tricycle-riding harpist you'll ever hear playing the accordion.

Prince's Paisley Park preps for public tours

Will Prince's compound become a purple-tinged Graceland? Probably. Paisley Park is set to open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6. Platform shoes are optional.

Sonia Rykiel, designer known as the 'Queen Of Knitwear,' dies

The famously red-headed Rykiel embodied the intellectual chic and feminism of Paris in the late 1960s. With vibrant stripes or simple black, her clothes hugged a woman's body.

Gingee: A unique blend of Filipino rhythm, global bass and LA roots

"I saw a void and I wanted to fill that," said L.A.-based artist Gingee, whose music draws on Filipino percussion, hip-hop, global bass and much more.

'South Park' celebrates 20 seasons with interactive exhibit

Ever want to enter a "South Park" scene? Now, you can — thanks to an interactive exhibit at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.