Arts & Entertainment

'The Last Laugh': Nazi jokes? Sure! Holocaust jokes? Not so much

A new documentary explores the ways that comedians and pop culture have used Nazis, the Holocaust and anti-semitism in comedy and satire.

'The Sense of an Ending' director Ritesh Batra on film censorship in India

Ritesh Batra won international acclaim for his debut feature film "The Lunchbox" in 2013. Now Batra has directed his first English-language movie, “The Sense of an Ending."

RIP Donna Fuller, 85: What a voice, and what a life!

85-year old jazz and pop contralto Donna Fuller died Tuesday. She performed in Playboy Jazz clubs, toured with Christine Jorgensen, was A-list adjacent, and made two really good albums you should listen to.

LA Phil CEO who hired Dudamel leaving to return to New York

The New York Philharmonic said Wednesday she has been hired as president and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 15.

PaleyFest LA: TV fans get face time with their favorites

The chance to get up close with the creators and stars of your favorite shows kicks off Friday night as hordes of TV fans descend on Hollywood's Dolby Theatre for a "The Walking Dead" screening and panel.

Goodyear retires blimps but keeps familiar form in flight

Though the California-based, Spirit of Innovation, was deflated Tuesday, its replacement, Wingfoot Two, arrives at Goodyear's airship base in Carson later this year.

From the folks behind Coachella comes Arroyo Seco Weekend at the Rose Bowl

Despite protests from some area residents, Goldenvoice will present a two-day music festival in June,

'Underground' showrunner Misha Green: 'We can all be Harriet Tubmans'

The series about runaway slaves and the Underground Railroad failed to turn studio heads at first. Pretty much everyone passed on the show before WGN America decided to take a chance on the pitch.

From Havana to LA: A new musical connection

Singer Daymé Arocena collaborated with L.A. producer Dexter Story on her new album, "Cubafonía."

Tuesday Reviewsday: Les Amazones d’Afrique, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and more

If you love music, but don't have the time to keep up with what's new, you should listen to Tuesday Reviewsday.

Danny Boyle on his 'Trainspotting' sequel and why men age badly

More than 20 years after "Trainspotting" hit theaters, director Danny Boyle is back with a sequel. The characters are somehow still alive, but they haven't aged so well.

Cheech Marin on how his famed comic collaboration was like Chicano art

Marin (who has been collecting Chicano art for years) writes about the art of Cheech and Chong's comedy in "Cheech Is Not My Real Name ... But Don't Call Me Chong!"

'James Cameron's Titanic': The unauthorized comedy version of a classic

The 1997 film "Titanic" is a beloved tearfest — but what if it wasn't? "James Cameron's Titanic" offers a different point of view on the events of the movie, written as a comedy.

Reza Aslan explores fringe religions with 'Believer'

The religious scholar's new CNN docu-series seeks to understand fringe religions around the world.

Walt Disney gets the Philip Glass opera treatment in 'The Perfect American'

Despite being commissioned for New York City Opera in 2008, the work is just having its U.S. premiere by Long Beach Opera.

Mohsen Namjoo's music embraces the divide between Iran and the West

Rock music was outlawed after Iran's 1979 revolution. But the Iranian musician is discovering his voice at the crossroads of rock and traditional Persian music.