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Rep. John Lewis' spat with Trump reminds the nation of his civil rights legacy

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One result of the dispute was that sales of Lewis’ graphic novel trilogy skyrocketed, shooting all the way up to the very top spot on Amazon’s best sellers list.

Radio DJ Alan Freed in the 1950s. Freed's pioneering career as a champion of rock and roll was marred by the revelation that he'd accepted "payola" — money from labels to play certain records.

In an ever-changing music industry, cash for hits remains a constant

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In the 1950s and '60s, payola scandals led to Congressional investigations. Though today's tactics are more nuanced than handing a DJ a briefcase full of money, pay for play is still alive and well.

Artists turn their cameras on mass media at the Getty Museum

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A new multimedia exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum features artists that have reworked content from news organizations like CNN and Newsweek — for their own purposes.

'Hidden Figures' star Octavia Spencer hosts free screening

Actress Octavia Spencer, who stars in the hit historical drama "Hidden Figures," is offering a free screening Friday night especially for those who might not be able to afford a trip to the movies.

'Live By Night' film editor says his job is part 'pleaser, part psychologist'

WIlliam Goldberg worked on Ben Affleck's "Gone Baby Gone" and "Argo," and now the filmmaker's latest.

Ring in 'Lemony Snicket' on Netflix with a series of unfortunate recipes

In the children's books, food is practically a supporting character. So why not welcome the poor Baudelaire orphans with a delightfully miserable repast while binge-watching the new show?

The Lucas Museum's long 'tortured' road to Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discusses the Lucas Museum's many false starts and what its arrival in Los Angeles means for the city.

Jeffrey Kahane created a music festival to speak out against oppression

The leader of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is the mastermind behind the two-week long "Lift Every Voice" festival.

8BitLA: Using the tech from old video game themes to make modern music

“What you are listening to are simple and basic oscillators that create very rudimentary sound waves, like the oscillators in an alarm clock. We take this thing that sounds alien and awkward and try to make something beautiful out of it.”

How a destitute, abandoned Parisian boy became the first celebrity chef

Marie-Antoine Carême died 184 years ago today. But in his short lifetime, he would forever revolutionize French haute cuisine and gain worldwide fame. Some of his concepts are still in use.

Lynne Westmore Bloom, the 'man' who painted Malibu's Pink Lady

Lynne Westmore Bloom, who died Friday at 81, wasn't going to come out as the person behind Malibu's Pink Lady until a County Supervisor assumed the prankster artist was a man.

Song of the Week: This Charming Man stumbles into a Dirty Old Town

Something about the opening riff of The Smiths' "This Charming Man" makes you want to grab a handful of flowers and unbutton your dress shirt just a bit further than normal.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Another three-day weekend is here, so put it to good use! Fill up on yummy noodles, head over to a photography exhibit for a creative jolt and more.

A disturbing trend: More violence in PG-13 films

A new study shows more gun violence than ever in top-grossing PG-13 films, even more so than in R-rated movies.

"Equity" producer: a show about strong women 'is needed more than ever'

Film writer, actor and producer Sarah Megan Thomas hopes that making a TV series with strong women will have a positive influence.

RIP Formosa Cafe: Hollywood watering hole, touchstone for generations

The Formosa Cafe has closed after 90+ years of being a Who's Who of Hollywood history. With luck, a responsible owner will rehab it. Until then, we have the fiction and the movies it was a touchstone for.