Arts & Entertainment

Tijuana’s need for Internet speed

By some measures, Mexico might have some of the fastest Internet speeds in Latin America. But for Tijuana's ambitious tech entrepreneurs and aspiring professional gamers, it's still painfully slow.

Oscars 2014: 'Best Song' nomination rescinded

The Oscar nomination for "Best Original Song" has been revoked for the song "Alone Yet Not Alone," written by Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel.

Super Bowl XLVIII commercials: See 19 ads before they air

Companies looking to take advantage of Super Bowl advance hype to hype their own products have posted a number of ads already before Sunday's game. See them all here.

Los Angeles to host 2016 Olympics marathon trials

Los Angeles will host the U.S. marathon trials for the 2016 Olympic Games, city and USA Track & Field officials announced Wednesday.

Subject of new PMCA exhibit was hiding in plain sight

Some of Ramos Martínez’ most affecting scenes are spread over the pages of our own L.A. Times — which in the 1930s was editorially committed to deporting poor Mexican migrants.

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Vintage prop master

It's the period-specific details that can lend credibility to a film, and to fill those needs Hollywood goes to Jim Elyea. He's the owner of a vintage prop house and the latest subject of our series, Hollywood Jobs.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Why some athletes' families will sit out the Olympics

Families of athletes normally make a pilgrimage to see the Olympics, but this year is different: The trip is more costly than previous games.

Los Angeles film czar Tom Sherak dies, 68

Tom Sherak, who was named Los Angeles's first film czar by Mayor Eric Garcetti in September, has died, the mayor confirmed on Twitter.

Motley Crue to retire, plan 72 goodbye concerts

Motley Crue is hanging up its guitars for good. The heavy metal band plans to say goodbye with 72 concerts before retiring.

Tuesday Reviewsday: James Vincent McMorrow, Timothy Bloom and Kris Bower

It's Tuesday - which means that it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.

Pete Seeger dies; Folk music icon and activist was 94

Seeger was a mentor and influence on younger musicians for decades. He will be remembered for his music and his social activism.

Gawker fires back in Tarantino copyright row

In a post on its site, the company says the leaked file did not appear on their servers, had already been widely disseminated online, and had been touted by Tarantino himself.

For Taiwanese news animators, funny videos are serious work

Go behind the scenes at the Taipei-based Next Media Animation to find out why this fast-moving — and controversial — company says it's charting the future of news.

Why has figure skating's popularity declined among US audiences?

The 2014 Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi next week. Viewers across the country will be tuning into watch luging, snowboarding and curling. But will they be watching figure skating? Maybe not.

Grammy Awards 2014: Daft Punk, Lorde, Macklemore win

Daft Punk has gotten lucky at the Grammys. The French electronic duo won record of the year at the awards show, beating hits like "Blurred Lines" and "Royals."

Cuaron wins DGA for 'Gravity,' gains Oscar edge

Alfonso Cuaron was awarded the top film honor from theDirectors Guild of America for "Gravity" on Saturday night, giving the lost-in-space saga an edge on the journey to the Academy Awards.