Arts & Entertainment

Videotapes are becoming unwatchable as archivists work to save them

With VHS tapes degrading, most Americans' home videos from the '80s and '90s won't be viewable in a decade.

Our Last Year Together: What my camera captured as my parents died of cancer

Photographer Nancy Borowick captured her parents' deep love and joy, even as they endured treatment for the cancers they knew would kill them.

There may not be flying, but Quidditch still creates magic

Quidditch leapt from the screen to real-life muggle fields in 2005. It's grown big enough to have a major league.

Beloved Hayao Miyazaki film set to get a theme park of its own

My Neighbor Totoro has inspired a cult international following since its 1988 release. A theme park based on the movie is set to open in Japan in 2020.

Food critic now halfway through taco-a-day quest. Will he fold?

Mike Sutter began vowed to eat at a different joint every day for a year. Six months in, he tacos about how it's going.

Does a raccoon cafe go too far?

Elise Hu visits a South Korean animal cafe. Things don't go as smoothly as planned.

"TajMo" is an overdue partnership for blues veterans Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'

The artists have inspired each other for decades, and now they’ve finally made an album together.

A 1980s comic reboot saved Wonder Woman from obscurity

Wonder Woman was on the verge of irrelevance until DC Comics writer and artist George Pérez got his hands on the character in 1986.

Jeff Koons: The latest work from the pop art master

Critics are often dismissive of the artist's seemingly facile work, but collectors and museums around the world have made him an art world star.

A pig, a doodle and Demetri Martin’s new film 'Dean'

For comedian Demetri Martin, art imitates life in his movie "Dean." The film follows a young artist who draws, much like his own collection of notebooks filled with random scribbles.

The drama and dimity of the 2017 National Spelling Bee

A Fresno sixth-grader was crowned champion, beating 290 spellers — many from California.

For first time in 4 years, solo speller claims national bee crown

After the previous three National Spelling Bees ended in ties between two competitors, a tiebreaker was added for this year. It was nearly needed, but Ananya Vinay of Fresno, Calif., pulled out a win.

Hasan Minhaj on being an Indian-American Muslim comedian in the Trump Era

Lots of comedians are doing well in the current political climate. But the "Daily Show" correspondent is having an especially good year.

How a theater workshop is bringing military veterans together to write plays

The La Jolla Playhouse hosts a workshop where veterans can brainstorm story ideas and use drama as a way to integrate back into civilian society.

Coachella passes go on sale Friday

Advance passes for the 2018 Coachella Music Festival go on sale Friday. With Beyoncé headlining, tickets are expected to sell out faster than usual.

6 things to do this weekend in SoCal

It isn't officially summer yet, but it sure feels like it. Hit up a hot air balloon festival (with wine), gorge on some seriously fresh bread or shop away at an artisan market.