Arts & Entertainment

Metro Goldwyn Mayer and New Line Cinema Premiere of "Barbershop: The Next Cut"

Eric Charbonneau

Writer Tracy Oliver's rise from 'Awkward Black Girl' to big-screen 'Barbershop'

Oliver is a rising star in the film business, having attracted attention for her collaboration with fellow Stanford alumna Issa Rae on the web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl."

9 ways to zest up your weekend in SoCal

Whether you're drinking lemonade at the Citrus Fest or going pinkies-up at tea for Brit Week, this weekend's lineup of SoCal fun is sure to quench your spring-fever thirst.

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Adam Young makes fictional film score for 'The Spirit of St. Louis'

The musician and composer takes a break from writing pop songs to create scores for fictional films based on historical events.

Official Whitney Houston doc in the works from Oscar-winner

The film will be the first to be authorized by the late pop superstar's estate since her death in 2012 at age 48.

LACMA gets historic $75M boost for new building

Two major donations to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are contributing to a new building that will house the museum's permanent collection.

Why are Lupita Nyong'o and Idris Elba being cast in non-human roles?

Vulture's senior editor Kyle Buchanan notes two Hollywood casting trends: studios placing top black actors in non-human roles and casting white actors to play Asian roles.

Prince tribute event set for the steps of LA City Hall

A memorial event to honor the late pop star Prince is scheduled to take place Friday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Spring Street steps of Los Angeles City Hall.

How milk bottles and snow made Joe Goode's career

“Duchamp to Pop,” at the Norton Simon Museum, pays tribute to two landmark shows held in Pasadena in the 1960s. Artist Joe Goode was there — and he's still painting.

'Office Hour' explores the mindset of a school shooter

Raymond Lee stars in "Office Hour," a new play about an antisocial, potentially violent student — and the teacher who tries to get through to him.

On 'Frogtown,' an LA jazz guitarist tackles love, loss and new genres

Anthony Wilson is the song of beloved and influential Los Angeles bandleader Gerald Wilson, but he's also an accomplished guitarist in his own right. Now, he's taking up the vocal mic.

A better way to visit the Broad?

A new ticketing system aims to alleviate the frustration of visiting the popular downtown museum, which is often booked solid.

Marcia Clark on what OJ Simpson trial would be like today

Clark led the prosecution team in the trial of O.J. Simpson in 1994. Now a published crime novelist, she talks about what would change if the trial were held today.

Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' faces 'whitewashing' accusations

The upcoming Marvel Studios movie has faced controversy for casting "the Ancient One," a character who is Asian in the original comic, with white actress Tilda Swinton.

Lily Simonson's luminous Antarctica art

The artist knows that not everyone has a chance to visit the South Pole. With her luminous paintings, she hopes to tell the world about the life on land and under the sea in that far-off land.

Eddie Huang: 'The most satisfying thing is to be understood'

The writer, restaurateur and TV host opens up about his fallout with the ABC show, "Fresh Off The Boat," and why he decided to write about the domestic abuse in his childhood home.

Candace Parker disappointed, will not be on US hoops roster

USA Basketball declined to comment on the L.A. Sparks' Parker not being on the team, but is expected to announce the Olympic roster on Wednesday.