Arts & Entertainment

7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Make time for summer this weekend before it's gone! Our list includes an outdoor movie all-nighter, swing dancing and a cat convention.

The macabre VR experience Angelenos are dying to try

You can pick a doctor, scientist or a spiritualist, explaining their concept of what happens with a near-death experience. Either there’s a heaven or your brain is just messing with you.

Virtual Reality exhibit lets viewers experience Mexican migrants’ harrowing journey

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu puts you in the shoes of a border crosser in his interactive film at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

​Veteran cinematographer elected film academy president

The organization's board of governors elected John Bailey to a one-year term late Tuesday. He succeeds Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who has held the post since 2013.

​Disney to launch streaming services for movies, live sports

The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another for live sports.

Ultra Mom takes on grueling 100-mile trail race challenge

Martine Sesma, an ultrarunner with a short history in the sport, dropped out of last year's race but she came back in hopes of finishing this year's Angeles Crest 100

Aubrey Plaza basks in the discomfort of 'Ingrid Goes West'

For Aubrey Plaza, the challenge of portraying a emotionally unstable character in "Ingrid Goes West" was actually really enjoyable. She says the more uncomfortable the work is, the more fun she's having.

Actor Algee Smith on truth and empathy in 'Detroit'

The actor talks about working with director Kathryn Bigelow in the film based on the Algiers Motel incident during the chaotic summer of 1967 in Detroit.

Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of 1960s and '70s, dies

Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer who had such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and spanned country, pop, television and movies, has died. He was 81.

SAG-AFTRA members approve new contracts for film, TV

The contracts are worth $256 million and include a 300-percent increase in the residual earnings from streaming platforms.

​Haruo Nakajima, who played the original 1954 Godzilla, dies

"I am the original, the real thing," he said in 2014. "My Godzilla was the best."

'Whose Streets?': The story of the Ferguson uprising told by the people who lived it

Directors Sabah Folayan and Damon Davis discuss how they got the Ferguson community to tell their story after the shooting death of Michael Brown.

'Good Time': Robert Pattinson transforms into a Queens bank robber

The "Twilight" star talks about what it was like working with the Safdie brothers and taking on a Queens accent.

Netflix buys a comic company to create more superhero content

Netflix has bought Mark Millar's Millarworld, the comic book publisher behind titles like "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman." It's the first acquisition in Netflix's history.

Norman Lear, Kennedy Center honoree, to skip White House reception in protest

The 95-year-old TV producer and writer says he cannot celebrate "at a White House that has no interest in supporting the Arts and Humanities."

These DJs spin beats from outer space — Take a listen

It’s music that’s literally out of this world, and it comes from one of the world’s most advanced telescopes.