Arts & Entertainment

Former Playboy playmate, employees on Hefner's divisive legacy

On Wednesday, Hugh Hefner, the founder of “Playboy” magazine, passed away in his home at age 91. An artistic pioneer, a civil rights activist, a philanthropist and a controversial womanizer, Hefner wore many hats in shaping American pop culture.

'Playboy' founder Hugh Hefner, champion of free speech and 'smut', dies at 91

Hefner's magazine was blamed for (or credited with) setting off a cultural revolution in America, but within a few years he was branded a male chauvinist.

Puerto Rican artist Sofia Maldonado on her homeland's humanitarian crisis

After finishing her mural for a Pacific Standard Time show in Long Beach, Maldonado's planned return home was canceled by Hurricane Maria.

Behind the scenes at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Frame's John Horn tours the construction site of the museum that is set to open in 2019, next door to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

'Lucky': A tribute to Harry Dean Stanton that he never saw

The actor stars as an elderly, chain-smoking, rough-around-the-edges Navy veteran who bears more than a slight resemblance to Stanton himself. But he died before seeing the finished film.

Hollywood Bowl ticket prices, parking to increase

Most tickets will go up by $1 to $10, depending on the section, time and type of event. The L.A. Phil says the new prices will help offset increased production, labor, marketing and artists’ costs.

What we learned from the guy who watched 24 hours of Facebook's new video platform

Buzzfeed News' former head of video, Henry Goldman, tells us what makes Facebook videos successful. Spoiler alert: It involves good content and (surprise!) audio.

'Speechless' writer: People with disabilities can be anything, even jerks

Before comedian Zach Anner was a writer on ABC's "Speechless," he was a fan. Like the show's main character, Anner has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.

‘Black Panther': Hannah Beachler designed a futuristic African nation that was never colonized

The production designer talks about working on the upcoming Marvel film as well as previous projects "Moonlight and "Lemonade."

'It' movie score: Meet the adorable 4-year-old singer of your nightmares

How can a young girl singing a nursery rhyme be the cutest thing in the world, and the creepiest? All it takes is some vocal manipulation and disturbing orchestration.

More than 130 NFL players kneel or sit in protest

The controversy between the President and the pro sports world escalated after Trump urged NFL owners to fire players who kneel.

Transgender hockey player postpones hormone treatment to keep playing

Sports leagues have struggled with how to define gender when it comes to deciding who can play.

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

Charles Bradley, the "Screaming Eagle of Soul," was known for a powerful, raspy style that evoked James Brown. He died Saturday.

'Strong Island' is 'not your typical true crime film'

Director Yance Ford talks about making a documentary about his brother's murder.

'Unrest' filmmaker was determined to document her pain

First-time filmmaker Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with a chronic disease in "Unrest." Even when she was in pain, she told her husband and crew to keep filming.

7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Spend the first weekend of fall watching an outdoor movie at a winery, cracking lobster claws or watching dogs surf.