Arts & Entertainment

The 17 must-see movies of 2016

The Awards Show Show podcast hosts, Kyle Buchanan of vulture.com and John Horn of The Frame make their picks for 17 films from 2016 that you must see.

David Oyelowo's crusade to tell underrepresented stories

Even for all of the progress that he’s made in his career, the British Nigerian actor knows that show business is still deeply segregated.

How do you teach actors to 'Sing' like animals?

How do you teach actors to sing like animals? This was the veteran's task when he signed on as executive music producer for the new animated film, “Sing."

A court ruling puts veteran artists in a musical bind

The '60s act The Turtles have successfully fought a law that only gives copyright protection to songs created after 1972, but one of those decisions has just been overturned.

Offbeat specials to binge on this holiday season

The holidays are a great time to relax, connect with family and reflect on all the positive things that have happened in the past year ... but once you're done with that, what's next?

Your go-to guide for the holiday weekend in SoCal

As the city settles in to Christmas dinners and Hanukkah latkes, here are some ways to get a last-chance holiday fix — and maybe one alternative.

Dennis Lehane says he will never write about Los Angeles

Boston native Dennis Lehane likes to stick close to home for his stories, though "Live by Night" is set in Florida. He says L.A. belongs to other writers.

Voice actors: Unseen heroes of film and TV, Part II

"Voice actors are the most talented, fearless actors I have ever worked with," says Rob Paulsen. "It's not about how big your muscles are, it's about pure talent."

'The OA' drowning scenes 'really traumatized the crew'

The new Netflix series "The OA" has terrifying scenes of drowning that affected the crew and demanded that the actress, Brit Marling, tap into a deep empathy for her traumatized character.

Voice actors: The unseen heroes of film and television

From cartoons to video games to audio books: how voice actors carry a cast of characters inside their heads.

What Alex Gibney's 'Zero Days' teaches us about cyber warfare

The documentary takes audiences into the shadowy world of cyber warfare, a topic that feels more relevant than ever after Russia's alleged hack of the Democratic National Committee.

LA underground venues forced to close in Oakland fire's wake

The operator of an illegal space called Purple 33 says the city should help responsible promoters who make use of otherwise empty buildings.

'House of Cards' creator on real-life political activism

The writer-producer has a background in politics and now he's formed a national group that seeks to create a new level of activism.

Urban L.A. meets the rural South in Angelica Garcia's 'Medicine For Birds'

Singer-songwriter Angelica Garcia talks about a moving from Los Angeles to a small Colonial-era town in Virginia and how that inspired her debut album.

Jet-setting Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at age 99

The jet-setting Hungarian actress and socialite helped invent a new kind of fame out of multiple marriages, conspicuous wealth and jaded wisdom about the glamorous life.

Hollywood's complicated relationship with the gun industry

A Hollywood Reporter story examines the dichotomy between actors who support gun control laws but also make big money from violence-filled films.