Arts & Entertainment

Oscars 2015: FilmWeek critics handicap your ballots

To help you shine at your Oscar viewing party, AirTalk presents its 13th annual FilmWeek at the Egyptian theatre.

David Cross wants you to pay-what-you-want to see his film

Actor David Cross recently took to crowdsourcing site Kickstarter to help distribute his directorial debut, "Hits," a dark comedy about the nature of fame in the age of social media.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

Love is in the air. And whether or not you're into it, we've got a list of ways to get you through. Here's everything you need to know to enjoy your time off.

Ben Venom quilts the punk rock way

The artist discovered quilting at the San Francisco Art Institute and decided to incorporate materials and images from his hardcore days.

Sex toy retailers get 'Fifty Shades of Grey' bump

We're used to Happy Meal movie tie-ins, but with the "Fifty Shades" film opening Friday, some retailers — even Target — are stocking their shelves with sex toys.

Web series 'High Maintenance' normalizes marijuana culture

'Sideshow" host-producer Sean Rameswaram talks with Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair-- the creators of the hit Vimeo series "High Maintenance."

Oscars 2015: Sandra Adair has edited nearly 20 films for Linklater

From "Dazed and Confused" to "Boyhood," Adair has been Richard Linklater's most trusted editor. Five years into the 12-year production, she saw "Boyhood" coming together.

Want to be a comedian? Come to Los Angeles

If there's one thing that many Los Angeles comedians have in common, it's that, like many in this city, few of them are local natives.

What matters more to America: Brian Williams or Jon Stewart?

A new online survey shows only 27 percent of Americans can identify the "NBC Nightly News" anchor from his photograph.

Survey: After Jon Stewart: Who should lead the Daily Show?

In the pantheon of trusted public figures, we’re supposed to be able to turn to network news anchors and reporters for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Juliano Salgado: I made 'The Salt of the Earth' to 'find out who my father was'

The Oscar-nominated documentary was really an attempt to overcome a stunted relationship between a world-renowned photographer and his son.

With similar journeys, two American photographers document Europe

Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro both work in black and white and both picked up cameras at an early age. But their focus is very different.

Wes Anderson says success of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is a 'total mystery'

The director talks about the origins and process of creating the epic story-within-a-story that is at the center of “The Grand Budapest Hotel."

Spider-Man heads to Marvel: Who has the Spidey sense to don the blue and red suit?

Fans of Spider-Man may finally be able to see their favorite masked super-hero join the rest of the Marvel family in upcoming films. And it looks like they'll also see a new Peter Parker.

Jon Stewart is leaving 'The Daily Show'; who's up next?

The news comes two months after Stephen Colbert brought "The Colbert Report" to an end and weeks after replacement "The Nightly Show" with Larry Wilmore was launched.

Spider-Man returns to Marvel: A short history of the webslinger on film

It's been a bumpy road for Spidey for almost a decade, but now he's set to be part of the largely critically and financially successful Marvel Cinematic Universe films.