Arts & Entertainment


Melinda Sue Gordon

‘Battle of the Sexes’ directors say test audiences changed after 2016 election


Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton say they had to write a lot of "passionate letters" to make "Battle of the Sexes" the way they wanted.

Miami Dolphins v Los Angeles Chargers

Is the NFL a bad match for Los Angeles?


Low turnout at both the Rams and Chargers' games over the weekend could be a bad omen for the NFL future of Los Angeles. Or are we speaking too soon?

Stephen Colbert and Sean Spicer at the Emmys

The real 'Spicey' crashes the Emmys, as stars mock Trump

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer lampooned himself, with his "SNL" alter-ego in the audience. Many presenters and winners took the stage to slam their former TV co-star, Donald Trump.

Emmy Awards 2017: Politics, diversity and a list of winners

It was, not surprisingly, a night for politics, with everyone from host Stephen Colbert to Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Alec Baldwin getting in zingers about Donald Trump.

What's in a (Hispanic-sounding) last name?

We heard from a woman who was considering trading her white-sounding last name for her boyfriend's Latino one.

Roald Dahl's widow says Charlie from 'The Chocolate Factory' was originally black

She says the writer's agent "thought it was a bad idea" and had the author turn the protagonist white.

Dolly Parton still gets a kick out of Hollywood

Country music singer Dolly Parton hit Hollywood in advance of the Emmys. She's nominated in the TV movie category for "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors."

Photos from the Chicano rights movement

From 1967 until 1977, photographers from La Raza chronicled Chicanos in and around Los Angeles. The Autry Museum is sharing them.

With TIFF in the rearview, we take a look at the possible Oscar-race contenders

The big contenders for award season usually emerge at fall film festivals, like the Toronoto International Film Festival. This year, a slew of powerful female performances are dominating.

'Born This Way' wants to demystify Down Syndrome

Reality producer Jonathan Murray discusses his latest docu-series, about young adults who have Down Syndrome.

Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in "Paris, Texas," ''Repo Man" and many other films and TV shows.

40 nominees unveiled for 2017 National Book Awards

Of the names announced by the National Book Foundation, four will take home the literary prize in November.

Vietnam War documentary concerns those with PTSD

"The Vietnam War" documentary – produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick – is being billed as a rare cultural milestone. But people who work with veterans say the documentary may be too intense for some of those who fought in Vietnam.

Play Emmys 2017 bingo: Printable cards for you to play along

The Emmys are this Sunday night, honoring the greatest achievements in television. What crazy things are going to happen? Play along and print your own Emmys 2017 bingo card right here.

Latin American art that highlights the complexity of cultural identity

"It is too reductive that we know precisely what is Latin American cultural identity, or Latino cultural identity of Los Angeles."

Natalie Portman explores ethics of 'Eating Animals' in new documentary

The actress produced and narrated the new documentary, which is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book of the same name.