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The Little Hours

Gunpowder & Sky

In 'The Little Hours,' 14th-century nuns are just like us

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Director Jeff Baena discusses his new movie, working with his usual cast of actors and a prophetic dream he had while working with mentor David O. Russell.

LA will be home to George Lucas's Museum of Narrative Art

The City Council officially approved the plan to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art at Exposition Park. It's set to open to the public by 2021.

Kronos

Kronos helped turn the string quartet into a global art form

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The Kronos Quartet has launched a project to commission 50 new works to boost the repertoire of contemporary music for string quartets.

For The L.A. Percussion Quartet, anything can be an instrument

On the group's new recording, "Beyond," the musicians use what they call "found percussion" —everything from empty beer bottles to ceramic bowls.

The New Yorker Radio Hour joins KPCC lineup

Said one critic: "The New Yorker Radio Hour is excellent,” and host David Remnick “swings masterfully between high and low culture."

The highs and lows of the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend

Two L.A. Times music writers weigh in on the Pasadena festival that brought music and high-end food vendors to a packed audience.

Paul Dano says working with Netflix was the best way to make 'Okja'

The actor discusses his role in "Okja" and how the streaming service was the only place for director Bong Joon-Ho to create the film he had in mind.

Beyoncé vs. Bruno and more tips from our BET Awards cheat sheet

Get your popcorn and get ready for the big showdown between Beyoncé, who has seven nominations, and Bruno Mars, who has five. There's also some serious sisterly rivalry.

Former Dodgers great Maury Wills retires — again

The 84-year-old is stepping out of the broadcast booth after providing color commentary for a North Dakota minor league team for 22 years.

Arroyo Seco Weekend brings music to Pasadena

Pasadena is about to get loud as a two-day music and art festival takes over a golf course this weekend.

California canine named World's Ugliest Dog

Only three years old and weighing 125 pounds, Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. She's also a world champion.

Imagining life without Daniel Day-Lewis on our screens

The actor says he's retiring from the craft. What will he do next?

Broken Social Scene on why 'live music is essential in this lifetime'

Arroyo Seco will be just a one-off show for them ahead of a full tour later this fall in support of a new album, called "Hug of Thunder" — It’s the first record from Broken Social Scene in seven years.

Searching for Ruth Batchelor: LA Film Critics Association's founder

Men review almost all movies. Maybe that's why Ruth Batchelor founded LAFCA. Because she lived in that world. She covered it. And then left behind a hidden legacy.

'The Pride' helped Augustus Prew come out—5 years later he's starring in the show

Actors August Prew and Neil Bledsoe discuss their roles in The Wallis production of "The Pride," a drama exploring queer issues in 1958 and 2008.

It pays to have a diverse cast in Hollywood

Films with diverse casts attract diverse audiences. That could means millions more in revenue.