Arts & Entertainment

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.

How the creators of 'The OA' made a 'long format mind-bender'

Actress Brit Marling and director Zal Batmanglij pitched their complicated eight-hour story in a novel way and managed to keep it a secret until now.

Comedian Chonda Pierce, aka 'The Queen of Clean,' forged her own path to success

The Kentucky native has a huge faith-based following, but she doesn't proselytize and she's even willing to get a little risqué,

Conservative street artist Sabo mocks 'Rogue One'release

Conservative street artist Sabo breaks put his stamp on the "Rogue One" premiere with fake movie posters titled "Rogue Won," replacing the lead with President-elect Trump.

'20th Century Women' reflects how filmmaker Mike Mills was raised in a matriarchy

The writer-director tapped a lifetime of experience with strong, inspirational women, from his mother and sisters to his wife, Miranda July.

Why 'The Joy Luck Club's success has never been repeated

The 1993 film adaptation of Amy Tan's novel was supposed to usher in a new era for Asian-American storytelling in Hollywood. That hasn't been the case.