Arts & Entertainment

YouTube to launch app, site dedicated to gaming

The online video giant announced plans ahead of next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo to launch a separate app and site specifically for fans of video games.

Actress, voice of Chiquita Banana Monica Lewis dies at 93

Actress, singer and voice of the Chiquita Banana cartoon character Monica Lewis died in her Los Angeles home, her former manager said Friday.

FIFA's self-serving movie, 'United Passions,' fails to draw fans

FIFA not only financed the $32 million film, it apparently rented theaters to screen the drama. On its opening weekend, it averaged about one customer per screening.

'Song Exploder': Breaking down the theme to 'Game of Thrones'

Hrishikesh Hirway goes in-depth with composer Ramin Djawadi on the iconic theme music for one of television's biggest hits.

A Father's Day stroll helped Pixar's Pete Docter crack the code for 'Inside Out'

Director Pete Docter and his co-director, Ronnie Del Carmen, reveal the inspirations and challenges behind Pixar's latest film.

Women's World Cup: US vs. Sweden, plus where to watch the game

The two teams will compete in an anticipated match tonight. Among many connections between them: Sweden coach Pia Sundhage used to coach the U.S. women.

Free weekend? There's a fest for that

Whether you want to celebrate your dog, your sexuality or your love of craft cocktails, Southern California is the place to be.

'Poor Papa': LA Chamber Orchestra gives new life to lost Disney cartoon

"Poor Papa" stars the Disney cartoon character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and was long lost until now. The L.A. Chamber Orchestra brings him back to life this weekend at the Ace Hotel.

The fallout for Fox as Rupert Murdoch prepares for his departure

As media emperor Rupert Murdoch is expected to advance his sons to senior positions at Fox and News Corp.,

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl': How the director dealt with personal loss

When we first met the director at Sundance, he’d just completed the movie and we were one of his first interviews. The film's dedicated to his father, and he let us know what that meant.

John Luther Adams writes music meant to be heard outdoors

The West Coast premiere of Adams' "Sila: The Breath of the World" is taking place at the Ojai Music Festival. Adams breaks music out from traditional classical confines.

Ron Moody, who delighted audiences as Fagin in 'Oliver!' dies

Throughout his career, Moody played a variety of parts on stage and screen. But in the villainous Fagin, he found the role of a lifetime.

Ornette Coleman, jazz iconoclast, dies at 85

The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.

Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, taking on memorable roles such as the James Bond enemy Scaramanga and the evil Count Dooku in two "Star Wars" prequels.

A rare visit inside the Eames House, hallowed ground for designers

We celebrate the new Eames Anthology with an interview with the editor and an Eames grandchild ... inside the Eames House in the Palisades.

Baron Davis's 'The Drew' goes back to where he started playing ball

NBA star Baron Davis's new documentary "The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce" about The Drew League in South Central is set to premiere this Saturday, June 13th.