Arts & Entertainment

Magic Johnson is now in charge of Lakers basketball ops

Magic Johnson, a Hall of Fame point guard, returned to the franchise earlier this year in an executive role.

Oscar-nominated 'Moonlight' editors on making history in the era of #OscarsSoWhite

Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders are nominated for an Academy Award and she's the first African American woman ever nominated in the editing category.

TV networks aim for quality over quantity this pilot season

Pressure from cable channels and streaming giants have pulled audiences away from broadcast TV and those networks are now choosing pilots carefully.

A new study puts some numbers to Hollywood's issues with ageism

The co-authors of a new study talk about the issues that crop up with portrayals of senior citizens, and how Hollywood can be more inclusive moving forward.

Gender discrimination in Hollywood is real

It’s not new news that the entertainment business has a terrible record when it comes to diversity in hiring for jobs in film and television. But what's new is that the federal government is getting involved to change that.

LA marks 75th anniversary of order to intern Japanese-Americans

The Japanese American National Museum will feature Executive Order 9066, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed to authorize the internment of 120,000 people of Japanese descent.

Meet Freda DeKnight, a 'hidden figure' and titan of African-American food

DeKnight was Ebony's first food editor and author of a best-selling African-American cookbook in the '40s. Her recipes presented a vision of black America that was often invisible in mainstream media.

Archival photos document the real ‘Zoot Suit’

The production of "Zoot Suit" at the Mark Taper Forum blends fact and fiction to tell the story of contentious trail of the Sleepy Lagoon murder. The library has the original story!

Ava DuVernay's latest film '13th' unpacks the 13th amendment

"The systems of oppression have made black people terrified of their own selves is one of the saddest statements in the film."

How composer Justin Hurwitz created the award-winning score for 'La La Land'

The movie is an Academy Award favorite, but the most important thing for Hurwitz was creating a score that "sounded like its own thing."

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The area might be in for a huge rain storm this weekend, but that shouldn't stop you from living it up— who can resist free chocolate or a Scottish festival?

The too-short career of installation artist and farmboy Jason Rhoades

What might you find in a Jason Rhoades installation? Bongs, a stuffed snake riding an electric train, an entire room laid out like an Ikea showroom, neon signs spelling out nicknames for the vulva, orange extension cords, restaurant shelving.

Facebook looks to loosen YouTube's hold on music videos

MTV was the first big player on the music video scene. Then it was YouTube, and now Facebook wants in on the game.

With 'Baskets,' Zach Galifianakis wants to get a rise out of you

The actor and comedian talks about his unusual and poignant TV series and gives some very practical advice to aspiring comedians.

Oscar-nominated short documentary '4.1 Miles' personalizes the refugee crisis

The efforts of one Greek Coast Guard captain and his crew to save as many lives as possible are the subject of Daphne Matziaraki's film.

How embracing the uncanny led to the unique look and feel of 'Legion'

In many ways, the new FX series "Legion" feels more like a psychedelic immersion into the main character's mental landscape and less like a comic book show.