Arts & Entertainment

'Son of Saul' star on why it's not an Oscar-bait Holocaust movie


"They are running these fairy tales about rescuers and survivors and all that. The norm was not to survive. Two out of three Jews in Europe did not. That's what 'Son of Saul' is all about."

Anti-Valentine's Day

Free weekend? 10 things to do — even if you don't have a date

Can you feel the love? Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, here are some fun events happening around SoCal this weekend. Think books, trivia and comedy.

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Bob Marley's kids want to be the Starbucks of legal weed

The singer's descendants launched the product with a party, ahem, high in the Hollywood Hills, with physicians on hand to prescribe medical marijuana licenses.

Get lunch and an Oscars preview at Musso & Frank

Join John Rabe, Team Off-Ramp and the KPCC In Person team as we tape our Oscar preview special in a back booth at Musso & Frank, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood.

Swiping leads to spike in online dating for young adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

New series '11.22.63': what if you could stop JFK's death?

James Franco stars as time traveler Jake Epping who tries to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from killing JFK...but time itself tries to stop Epping.

UCLA gymnast Sophina DeJesus whips, nae naes — and slays

The viral video of DeJesus' routine doesn't show an athlete dominating in a traditionally white sport despite her race. She's an athlete celebrating her identity in the sport she loves.

Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Anomalisa' sex scenes: 'intimate, awkward, uncomfortable'

Jennifer Jason Leigh talks about how she almost gave up on acting, the awkward and intimate sex scene in "Anomalisa," and how acting in a Quentin Tarantino​ film and Charlie Kaufman film changed her life.

USC athletic director Pat Haden goes to doctor with light-headedness

Sports information director Tim Tessalone said the episode was similar to one that Haden had last October in South Bend, Indiana, before a football game against Notre Dame.

New Twitter account exposes how female characters are described in scripts

As a producer, Ross Putman sees a lot of scripts. Now he's shedding a light on how many writers craft their female characters — and it says a lot about Hollywood.

The Styled Side: getting the looks of 'Zoolander No. 2' on point

Only 10 percent of the film's costumes were off-the-rack: half were custom-made, a third were samples from designers and the rest was vintage.

6 crazy details about filming the white Bronco chase for 'People v OJ Simpson'

"To shoot it on a stage would just feel like the little TV movie that we definitely didn't want to be," executive producer Brad Simpson told the Frame.

Hollywood ramps up for campaign season—and we don't mean the Oscars

Actors and other industry types have a history of endorsing political candidates, but this year both Democrats and Republicans in the business are torn between who to endorse.

Samantha Bee brings a female perspective to late night TV

L.A. Times TV critic Mary McNamara says "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" is off to a good start, but laments that it's only a weekly show.

Pasadena mansion co-stars in 'Formation'

Despite being steeped in the culture of New Orleans, Beyonce's "Formation" video was shot in L.A., much of it at the historic Fenyes Mansion. Built in 1905, the Beaux Arts home was done up to look like a Southern plantation.

'The Big Short' is a factor in the Oscar and presidential races

Adam McKay, writer and director of "The Big Short," says that the conversation around the movie is more exciting to him than the Oscar nominations.