Arts & Entertainment

Blues guitarist Johnny Winter dies at 70

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died, ending a long and expansive career that included working alongside bluesman Muddy Waters and playing at the Woodstock festival.

Elaine Stritch, brash stage performer, dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.

After Thor, Marvel announces big change to Captain America

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.

Is it OK to crowdfund a trip to San Diego Comic-Con?

Writer and vlogger Kiala Kazebee is set to appear at a San Diego Comic-Con panel on women in comics, but she's come under fire for using crowdfunding to pay for her trip.

App Chat: 3 ways to make your road trip fun and entertaining

We're smack in the middle of summer which for some means, ROADTRIP! Which is the perfect time to try out the new apps that we have today on App Chat.

One man 'Rodney King' show returns to LA

The life and death of Rodney King is examined on stage by writer/performer Roger Guenveur Smith.

Spike Lee Retrospective: 'As an artist you want to have longevity'

Spike Lee: "It's not good to be a flash in the pan. As an artist you want to have longevity, because longevity will let you do your work. And artists want to build up a body of work."

Marvel makes Thor a woman; Joss Whedon gives his approval

Comic books have long faced criticism for being dominated by male characters, with few female-led books, but Marvel's taking a swing against that.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Bleachers, Madlib, Charlie Haden and more

A local rapper creates a strange brew of psych, kraut and prog music and we bid farewell to jazz legend Charlie Haden, it's Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly music segment.

'Midnight Rider' filmmakers booked in Georgia in Sarah Jones' death

Randall Miller and Jody Savin — director and producer of the biopic about rock musician Gregg Allman — turned themselves in on Sunday.

China: In a world without film critics, 'Transformers 4' prevails

The new 'Transformers' sequel has shattered box office records ... in China. The movie is a critical bomb here, but reviewers are apparently AWOL in China.

Nadine Gordimer: Wise words about bettering a troubled world

She lived in a country where people suffered because of the color of their skin. And she had a knack for saying just the right thing to inspire us to stand up for all the world's needy souls.

Foster the People mural to stay in downtown LA

Foster the People generated local buzz in January when it put on a live show in front of its commissioned mural at 539 S. Los Angeles Street.

Where to find the best deals during Restaurant Week in LA

DineLA kicks off this week with great prix-fixe specials at restaurants across Los Angeles. Some of the city’s tastiest (and priciest) spots have put special menus in place from July 14-27.

Archie will die saving gay friend in comic book

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie."

Can Brazil regain soccer glory with beauty over brawn?

The World Cup ends Sunday with the Germany-Argentina match. Brazil finished its run in the tournament Saturday after two consecutive losses that have set off some national soccer soul-searching.