Arts & Entertainment

Why Stephen Colbert can't be 'Stephen Colbert' anymore

The late night host says he's retiring his "Colbert Report" persona because his former bosses at Viacom could sue him. But meet his "identical twin cousin."

Director Patricia Rozema's "Into the Forest" wasn't easy to get made

The post-apocalyptic film stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, but its small, intimate scope and two female leads made it difficult to find financial backing.

One singular sensation: the history of 'A Chorus Line'

During preparation for a Hollywood Bowl production, principals from the iconic Broadway musical reveal the show's humble roots.

'Samurai Jack's' creator brings Jack swinging his animated sword back

Creator Genndy Tartakovsky tells us how he's never been able to escape the character, but he's excited to bring Jack back for a grand finale.

Dance the night away at the Autry Museum

Every Thursday night in August, the museum will host Sizzling Summer Nights, where guests can enjoy some of L.A.'s best salsa and Latin music

9 ways to jazz up the last weekend of July

Eat food. Go to festivals. Celebrate Halloween in July. We've got the details you need to get out of your house this weekend.

The passion of Walter Mosley — bringing black LA stories to life

In 'Charcoal Joe,' Walter Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late 60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.

Runyon Canyon to reopen Tuesday — with a few improvements

One of L.A.'s most popular hiking spots will reopen after a four-month closure for a pipe replacement project. Visitors may notice some other sparkling new features, too.

Keegan Michael Key thinks humor can be a 'spoonful of sugar' in tense times

The tall, bald half of Key & Peele channels his improv roots in the film "Don't Think Twice," the story of an actor trying to make it on the national stage.

Looking for Puerto Rican food in LA? Mofongos is the spot

Mofongos, the bright orange restaurant on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, takes the glory of being the only Puerto Rican restaurant in the L.A. area.

Sneaking teen life lessons into song and dance

Twenty-five years ago, a two-week musical theater program was launched to help at-risk youth. It changed this man's life.

An unlikely rapper finds his true voice

Tobias Hess, 16, knows he's not what you might expect for a rapper. That used to keep him from sharing his music, but not anymore.

Rock the Vote — motivating with music, since 1990

Rock The Vote has been motivating young voters since 1990 — with a little help from rappers, movie stars and... YouTube. How does the group stay relevant in 2016?

Bonnie Raitt wanted a career in social justice — then she fell in love with music

In advance of the tour for "Dig in Deep," Bonnie Raitt reflects on her development as a musician, the influence of B.B. King, and her passion for social activism.

Roxane Gay: The first black woman to write a Marvel comic

In November, Marvel will expand its Black Panther property with a new series, co-written by Roxane Gay. She tells Take Two how and why she made the jump to comics

Director Paul Greengrass focuses 'Jason Bourne' on issue of cyberespionage

The filmmaker explains that it was Matt Damon who convinced him to give the Bourne character another go, nearly 10 years after the previous movie in the franchise.