Arts & Entertainment

John Carney's film are like albums, and 'Sing Street' is his most personal

The director says he wrote the music for "Once" before coming up with the visuals, "Begin Again" was "the difficult second album," and his latest was an opportunity "to come back home."

Michelle McNamara, writer and wife of Patton Oswalt, dies

Michelle McNamara, a crime writer and wife of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, has died at her home in Los Angeles, according to Oswalt's publicist. McNamara was 46.

'Urban Rez' shines light on LA's indigenous people 'declared extinct' by government

Larissa FastHorse's play is part of Cornerstone Theater's "Hunger Cycle" of shows that look beyond physical hunger to examine cultural longing.

Song of the week: 'If I Was Your Girlfriend' by Prince

The song asks how much more open Prince and his partner could be if they were friends, not lovers. Read about what made the song special and watch Prince perform it here.

Prince's death raises numerous questions about his health

Following canceled shows and an emergency plane landing for medical treatment, questions are being raised about whether he was hiding health problems from his fans.

After just a year of training, a ballerina gets a big chance

Madeline Czekaj, 15, will spend a week in New York at the world's largest student ballet competition. More than 1,000 dancers compete for prestigious scholarships.

Comedian BJ Novak donates 10,000 books to LA kids

"The Book With No Pictures" doesn't have images but it has plenty of fans — and it just got a bunch more thanks to the actor's big LAUSD donation.

Prince music, movies, mentorship and fight against piracy

With news of Prince's death, The Frame looks at his music legacy, his films, and his impact on music critics and other performers.

6 places to pay tribute to Prince on Thursday night in LA

Prince doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame so you'll have to find another way to pay tribute to the Purple One, who passed away Thursday morning. Here's how.

From old school Spanx to Hawaiian shirts, 300 years of men's fashion

LACMA has finally assembled the men's response to the acclaimed survey of women's fashion that helped open the Resnick Pavilion a few years ago.

Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home at 57

The artist behind pop hits "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry" and many more was found dead at his home Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist.

Titus Welliver on the quiet intensity of Amazon's 'Bosch'

Welliver explains why he constantly winds up playing more serious and dark characters and how why he finds the character of Harry Bosch such a compelling one.

10 ways to spend your weekend in LA

Tap your toes to country twang, plant a tree or run after grunion this weekend. There's so much to do this you won't have time to cry over not being at Coachella.

The month Prince reigned over LA

In 2011, the Purple One came to Los Angeles to play a few concerts — and by a few we mean a masterful 21-night residency at multiple venues.

Chyna, legendary pro wrestler and entertainer, dead at 45

With chiseled muscles and a flair for entertainment, Joanie Laurer exploded onto the scene of professional wrestling in the late '90s. She was found dead in her apartment Wednesday.

The future of architecture: Is it selfie-ready?

Social media is having a real effect on the way architects and artists think about designing the next Broad Museum or Getty Center.