Articles in the “arts” category

'Portlandia's' Carrie Brownstein On Being The One Woman Nominated In Her Emmys Category

'Portlandia's' Carrie Brownstein On Being The One Woman Nominated In Her Emmys Category

Carrie Brownstein closed out her "Portlandia" run with two Emmy nominations and a passion for directing. She still wants the industry to be different and more representative.

What I Learned From Watching 'Crazy Rich Asians' With A Theater Full Of Asians In SGV

What I Learned From Watching 'Crazy Rich Asians' With A Theater Full Of Asians In SGV

I got to see a movie starring people who look like me with other people who look like me in a regular theater, and despite being about the mega-wealthy, it appealed to a broader sense of familiarity and shared references.

The Next Generation Of Mariachis Are Learning From A Legend At This LA Workshop

The Next Generation Of Mariachis Are Learning From A Legend At This LA Workshop

Mariachi master José Hernández wants young musicians to appreciate the music as a challenging and beautiful art form. He compares mariachi in Mexico to jazz in the U.S.

18 Of The Best Things To Do This Week In Southern California

18 Of The Best Things To Do This Week In Southern California

The Super Bowl of beach volleyball. A street art exhibition. A truly local music festival. The hard stuff. Take advantage of all there is to do.

People Used To Hate Randy Newman -- Now He's Playing The Hollywood Bowl

People Used To Hate Randy Newman -- Now He's Playing The Hollywood Bowl

People used to think pianist/composer/singer-songwriter Randy Newman was too offensive. Now he's a legend.

The Hollywood Sign Was Torn Down 40 Years Ago And Completely Replaced

The Hollywood Sign Was Torn Down 40 Years Ago And Completely Replaced

The Hollywood Sign's been through some stuff -- including being completely torn down and replaced, leaving L.A. without a sign for three months.

8,500 Starbucks Are Playing Whitney Houston All Day -- Listen To The Playlist & Watch Her Videos Here

8,500 Starbucks Are Playing Whitney Houston All Day -- Listen To The Playlist & Watch Her Videos Here

We're getting so emotional about the chance to combine "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" with a double espresso.

24 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

24 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

From a *very* adult puppet party and a walking tour of Filipinotown murals to free concerts and a celebration of Korean culture, we've got your weekend planned.

Want To Own A Piece Of Disneyland? Now's Your Chance

Want To Own A Piece Of Disneyland? Now's Your Chance

A free pop-up exhibit in Sherman Oaks features Disney posters, animatronic dolls and even cars from classic rides. Some of it will go to the highest bidder at an auction later this month.

How 2 Guys Dug Up The McDonald's Monopoly Scandal And Made It The Hottest Movie Idea In Hollywood

How 2 Guys Dug Up The McDonald's Monopoly Scandal And Made It The Hottest Movie Idea In Hollywood

David Klawans and Jeff Maysh dig up crazy true stories, make them into longreads, then sell them as movies.

Canada Is The New Hollywood, At Least According To FilmLA's New List

Canada Is The New Hollywood, At Least According To FilmLA's New List

Watch out for more maple-syrup farms in the backgrounds of hit movies.

The Oscars Are Making An Award For Movies People Really Like, Moving Other Awards To Commercials

The Oscars Are Making An Award For Movies People Really Like, Moving Other Awards To Commercials

Could the Oscars go from awarding Moonlight and the Shape of Water to Mission: Impossible -- Fallout and Avengers: Infinity War?

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Was Based On This Real-Life Cop

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Was Based On This Real-Life Cop

He developed a relationship with David Duke -- over the phone. Then his white partner went in to KKK meetings as the real-life version of him.

HGTV Just Bought The Brady Bunch House -- But Will The Restoration Include This Room?

HGTV Just Bought The Brady Bunch House -- But Will The Restoration Include This Room?

This pending purchase of the Sherwood Schwartz sitcom exterior has not been without pop star controversy. Because why would it be?

The Arclight Isn't Enforcing 'Eighth Grade's' R Rating On Wednesday Night

The Arclight Isn't Enforcing 'Eighth Grade's' R Rating On Wednesday Night

It's a one-time-only special screening so that actual teens can go see this movie, without (or with, you do you) their parents.

WeHo Wants To Dump Trump's Walk Of Fame Star, But It's Not Up To Them

WeHo Wants To Dump Trump's Walk Of Fame Star, But It's Not Up To Them

They don't have any power to get rid of it, but they're telling the people who do that they should do that.

For A Safe Summer Hike Near LA, Try This Shady And History-Tinged Trail Above Altadena

For A Safe Summer Hike Near LA, Try This Shady And History-Tinged Trail Above Altadena

This hiking trail has shade, a stream and some remnants of Southern California's mining history.

Alexa Meade Turns People Into 2D Art By Painting On Them, And You Can Watch Her Do It Live

Alexa Meade Turns People Into 2D Art By Painting On Them, And You Can Watch Her Do It Live

She can take a photograph of her subjects from any angle -- and they'll look flat. You can even be part of the art yourself.

LA's Baseball Story Isn't Just The Dodgers (It's Also The Aztecas, The 1st Wrigley Field And More)

LA's Baseball Story Isn't Just The Dodgers (It's Also The Aztecas, The 1st Wrigley Field And More)

Baseball in Southern California goes way back before the Dodgers even arrived here from Brooklyn.

Charlotte Gainsbourg's New Album Deals With Grief -- Her Father's Death And Her Sister's Suicide

Charlotte Gainsbourg's New Album Deals With Grief -- Her Father's Death And Her Sister's Suicide

Gainsbourg's new album pays tribute to her dad's musical legacy, and deals with her grief following the apparent suicide of her sister.

23 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

23 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

Cats, corn, lobster and kitsch fill up the weekend along with a battle of the beards, a ton of art openings and a screening of quintessential L.A. film "Chinatown."

Augustine Frizzell Made Her Movie 'Never Goin' Back' Twice -- Here's Why

Augustine Frizzell Made Her Movie 'Never Goin' Back' Twice -- Here's Why

She knew she'd listened to too many outside voices and hadn't told the story she'd set out to tell. So she did it again.

Hollywood Movies Are Failing At Diversity. Here Are 9 Ways To Fix That

Hollywood Movies Are Failing At Diversity. Here Are 9 Ways To Fix That

Progress is slow, but researchers say tactics like inclusion riders and adding just five women (even in small parts) to movies can create meaningful change.

Don't Tell These Venice Skateboarders To Be Careful

Don't Tell These Venice Skateboarders To Be Careful

Dealing with street harassment is all too familiar for women, but when trying to pick up a new activity like skateboarding, it's enough to deter some from skating altogether. That's why GRLSWIRL was formed.

MoviePass Might Not Get You Into Your Movie

MoviePass Might Not Get You Into Your Movie

Looking to use your MoviePass card this week? Prepare yourself for disappointment.

18 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

18 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

The dog days of summer are here, which roughly translates to "get out of the house and have some fun." We have plenty of options -- with and without air conditioning.

Libros Schmibros Lending Library Has Moved Into The Historic Boyle Hotel

Libros Schmibros Lending Library Has Moved Into The Historic Boyle Hotel

Don't panic! The Boyle Heights lending library didn't move far -- just across the street, in fact.

Video Lunch: It's The Anniversary Of Prince's Purple Rain, All Hail The Purple One

Video Lunch: It's The Anniversary Of Prince's Purple Rain, All Hail The Purple One

Prince blew minds in theaters on this day, 34 years ago.

Disney And Fox's Shareholders Just Approved Them Becoming One Big Giant Thing

Disney And Fox's Shareholders Just Approved Them Becoming One Big Giant Thing

Mickey's dropping $71 billion -- and making a lot of people super rich.

DTLA's Grand Park Is Having A Massive Sleepover This Weekend

DTLA's Grand Park Is Having A Massive Sleepover This Weekend

Grand Park's about to be filled with 500 cots so the audience can lie back and listen to Max Richter's "Sleep" -- all night long.

Most Female Screenwriters Have Been Sexually Harassed

Most Female Screenwriters Have Been Sexually Harassed

64 percent of women who responded to a recent survey from the Writers Guild have been harassed.

23 Of The Best Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

23 Of The Best Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

Festivals abound -- of crawfish, pizza, watermelon, jazz, surfing and beers. Plus, the Wu-Tang Clan reunites, the full moon inspires festivities and a "Sleepless" night.

This Secret Garden In Pasadena Welcomes Your Green Thumbs

This Secret Garden In Pasadena Welcomes Your Green Thumbs

"The first time I saw a lizard I thought, 'Yes we have an ecosystem!'" said garden designer Mayita Dinos.

'Blindspotting' Delivers A Brutal Conversation About Interracial Friendship

'Blindspotting' Delivers A Brutal Conversation About Interracial Friendship

"It's a buddy comedy in a world that won't let it be one." That's thanks to issues like police brutality, gentrification, and more.

Chris Hardwick Welcomed Back To AMC Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Chris Hardwick Welcomed Back To AMC Following Sexual Assault Allegations

He's been laying low since allegations dropped in June. Now AMC says that, following an investigation, they're bringing him back.

Warner Bros. Just Opened A Billion-Dollar Theme Park! And It's Air-Conditioned! (But It's In Abu Dhabi)

Warner Bros. Just Opened A Billion-Dollar Theme Park! And It's Air-Conditioned! (But It's In Abu Dhabi)

Abu Dhabi's even hotter than SoCal -- but they air condition their theme parks. No fair.

LACMA's Solar Reserve Shows You The Future While You Selfie

LACMA's Solar Reserve Shows You The Future While You Selfie

Solar Reserve's mission: to highlight how environmental protection is at the mercy of giant corporations -- and to give the world a glimpse at what the future of power generation could and should look like.

LA Film Fest's 2018 Poster Is A Whimsical Vintage Dream

LA Film Fest's 2018 Poster Is A Whimsical Vintage Dream

The festival's 2018 poster is a nod to the past, even as those feminine eyes seem to suggest something more is at work. We spoke with artist Alia Penner to get the story.

Essay: The Hater's Guide To Reading About LA In The New York Times

Essay: The Hater's Guide To Reading About LA In The New York Times

The newspaper sent a Brooklyn novelist to enlighten us.

'Suicide Squad' Spinoff Among 19 Movies Getting Millions In Tax Breaks To Shoot In California

'Suicide Squad' Spinoff Among 19 Movies Getting Millions In Tax Breaks To Shoot In California

Los Angeles, not Toronto, gets to play Gotham City -- with some money to grease the wheels.

18 Of The Coolest Events In Southern California This Week

18 Of The Coolest Events In Southern California This Week

From luchadors and Fraggles to a seafood boil and a sci-fi feminist comedy, this weekend's options are all over the place. And that's just how we like it.

LA Dodgers Organist Dieter Ruehle Plays Like A Jedi And Might Take Your Requests On Twitter

LA Dodgers Organist Dieter Ruehle Plays Like A Jedi And Might Take Your Requests On Twitter

Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle plays live, ready to adjust to whatever the game needs. Here's how he does it.

Please Enjoy The Latest Chapter In The LeBron James Mural Saga

Please Enjoy The Latest Chapter In The LeBron James Mural Saga

The last Lakers mural celebrating LeBron's arrival was vandalized. But like a phoenix, a new one rose from the ashes.

Comic-Con Cosplay Tips From The Woman Behind The 'Black Panther' Costumes

Comic-Con Cosplay Tips From The Woman Behind The 'Black Panther' Costumes

Ruth Carter's advice for cosplayers: Skip Jo-Ann Fabrics and head to downtown L.A.

How The Hotel Figueroa Went From YWCA Haven To Hipster Hangout

How The Hotel Figueroa Went From YWCA Haven To Hipster Hangout

Built in 1926, the recently renovated downtown hotel was the largest project of its kind to be financed, owned and operated entirely by women.

How Improv And Arnold Schwarzenegger Got Bill Hader Into Acting

How Improv And Arnold Schwarzenegger Got Bill Hader Into Acting

In "Barry," Hader's an assassin who doesn't find his career totally satisfying, then stumbles into being an actor. The real Hader had a similar accidental entry into acting.

13 Reasons To Be Hyped About Comic-Con

13 Reasons To Be Hyped About Comic-Con

From Deadpool to Dr. Horrible, Wonder Woman to 2001, it's all happening at Comic-Con. Here's everything you need to know.

Meet The Patron Saint Of LA You've Never Heard Of

Meet The Patron Saint Of LA You've Never Heard Of

Can you name the city's patron saint? Are you the person who recently left her a pink orchid and lit two candles?

Listen To Bhi Bhiman & Gaby Moreno's New Songs About Immigrants At The Border In 2018

Listen To Bhi Bhiman & Gaby Moreno's New Songs About Immigrants At The Border In 2018

The two singer-songwriters are taking on immigrant perspectives to show the realities -- and horrors -- facing newcomers to America.

Is Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' The Satire We Need Right Now?

Is Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' The Satire We Need Right Now?

We asked a Funny Or Die exec to tell us whether or not what Cohen's doing is successful.

Naia Izumi Went From LA Busking To Winning NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

Naia Izumi Went From LA Busking To Winning NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

He was barely eking out a living busking on the streets of L.A. His next stop could be the Greek.

An Alcoholic Quadriplegic Cartoonist: John Callahan's Life Story Was One Big Red Flag To Movie Studios

An Alcoholic Quadriplegic Cartoonist: John Callahan's Life Story Was One Big Red Flag To Movie Studios

It took Gus Van Sant more than 20 years to get a movie about Callahan's life made. He told us how each roadblock led to the movie, now in theaters.

Bomb Scare At Fousey's Greek Theatre Concert Was The Third Evacuation In A Week At Griffith Park

Bomb Scare At Fousey's Greek Theatre Concert Was The Third Evacuation In A Week At Griffith Park

There were evacuations at Griffith Park Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.

19 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Southern California This Week

19 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Southern California This Week

From goat yoga and an Anthony Bourdain tribute to the history of 3D in art and all-you-can eat tacos, welcome to Southern California.

Boots Riley Gets Real About America's Problems With 'Sorry To Bother You's' Magical Realism

Boots Riley Gets Real About America's Problems With 'Sorry To Bother You's' Magical Realism

We get painted a picture of how the world works. But there's somebody painting the world for us.

Mazel Tov! The Getty Lands A 700-Year-Old Torah

Mazel Tov! The Getty Lands A 700-Year-Old Torah

It's from 1296, it's beautiful, and it's one of the most important Hebrew Bibles in existence.

In The World Cup Final, LA's French And Croatian Communities See A Chance For A Repeat, Or Revenge

In The World Cup Final, LA's French And Croatian Communities See A Chance For A Repeat, Or Revenge

The France vs. Croatia match on Sunday will be a grudge match with a 20-year history.

Armenian Music From LA Rocks (In A Folky Way) The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Armenian Music From LA Rocks (In A Folky Way) The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Members of L.A.'s own Armenian community made their way east.

8 Ways To Harry Potter Your Summer At Universal (Including Butterbeer Ice Cream)

8 Ways To Harry Potter Your Summer At Universal (Including Butterbeer Ice Cream)

We went to check out their newest touches for the summer -- here's what's new and everything else Harry Potter you need to see.

Emmy Nominations 2018: What We Learned From Reading Everyone Else's Emmys Articles

Emmy Nominations 2018: What We Learned From Reading Everyone Else's Emmys Articles

We've digested and processed so much coverage. Here's what you need to know.

27 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California

27 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California

From a Greek festival and party for the Colorado Bridge to a screening of "Coco" under the stars and an artwalk in South Gate this weekend boasts tons of outdoor events -- and cooler temperatures. Plus, it's National Ice Cream Day.

'Bitter Melon' Thrills By Showing Filipino-Americans Not Sweeping Things Under The Rug

'Bitter Melon' Thrills By Showing Filipino-Americans Not Sweeping Things Under The Rug

Like many Asian immigrant communities, Filipino-American families tend to avoid talking about things like domestic violence and abuse. When the characters in "Bitter Melon" do the opposite, it's cathartic.

Video Lunch: Donald Glover Drops Childish Gambino Summer Vibes

Video Lunch: Donald Glover Drops Childish Gambino Summer Vibes

He's got two new songs -- including one talking about our hot, running-out-of-water future.

Former Teen YouTuber Bo Burnham Makes A Movie About The Teen YouTubers No One Watches

Former Teen YouTuber Bo Burnham Makes A Movie About The Teen YouTubers No One Watches

Bo Burnham made his name as a rapping YouTube star, but now he's turning his camera on YouTubers who no one watches.

Warner Bros. Plans To Take Over LA's Skies (With A Hollywood Sign Sky Tram)

Warner Bros. Plans To Take Over LA's Skies (With A Hollywood Sign Sky Tram)

They want to build an aerial tram, dubbed "the Hollywood Skyway," from their Burbank headquarters up to the Hollywood sign.

Are You Ready For The Gay King Of Bro-Country, Sam Buck?

Are You Ready For The Gay King Of Bro-Country, Sam Buck?

The singer-songwriter combines '90s Shania with personal stories of queer identity. By day, he makes his living cleaning houses.

Why There's So Much Love For 'Gawjuss Gay Icon' Tab Hunter

Why There's So Much Love For 'Gawjuss Gay Icon' Tab Hunter

He was one of the biggest heartthrobs of the 1950s -- and spoke openly about his sexuality in his 2005 memoir. He passed away unexpectedly last night.

19 Of The Best Events Happening In Southern California This Week

19 Of The Best Events Happening In Southern California This Week

The summer heat isn't stopping us from great outdoor concerts and activities. If dark clubs are more your thing, we've also got you covered.

Tessa Thompson Says 'Sorry To Bother You' Stripped The Nudity To Avoid Male Gaze

Tessa Thompson Says 'Sorry To Bother You' Stripped The Nudity To Avoid Male Gaze

Tessa Thompson says "Sorry To Bother You" is "a little weird pretty baby that I was so excited to be a part of." Read what she told us about this weird baby, her sexuality, and more.

11 Podcasts You Should Binge Listen Right Now

11 Podcasts You Should Binge Listen Right Now

Our podcast passionate On Demand team demands you enjoy their snappy recommendations.

You're Already Inside. You Might As Well Watch The '70s Disaster Film 'Heatwave!'

You're Already Inside. You Might As Well Watch The '70s Disaster Film 'Heatwave!'

Props to the makeup team, who kept all the actors looking miserable and glistening.

Now The Story Of 'Pageant Of The Masters': From Laguna Beach Sideshow To 'Arrested Development'

Now The Story Of 'Pageant Of The Masters': From Laguna Beach Sideshow To 'Arrested Development'

For art lovers craving something out of the box, there's a show this summer with your name on it.

The Future Is Female For Young Classical Musicians Of Color In LA

The Future Is Female For Young Classical Musicians Of Color In LA

The message is fortissimo and clear: representation and 'role-modeling' matter.

2 Street Art Exhibitions Want To Spray-Paint Chinatown Red

2 Street Art Exhibitions Want To Spray-Paint Chinatown Red

Street art's getting the gallery treatment in Chinatown. Just don't tag the buildings with these exhibitions in them.

The 22 Coolest Events For Your Hot, Hot, Hot Southern California Weekend

The 22 Coolest Events For Your Hot, Hot, Hot Southern California Weekend

You could be spending your Southern California weekend at a "Hamilton" sing-along, a Night Train dance party, a nighttime bat walk or a mac and cheese beerfest -- to name just a few options.

How Sarah Silverman Turned Her Trump Fears Into a Show About Love

How Sarah Silverman Turned Her Trump Fears Into a Show About Love

With "I Love You, America," Silverman's trying to bridge a divided country through comedy in a "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" for adults.

Anime Expo 2018: Everything You Need To Know About AX And Its 100,000 Fans Heading To DTLA

Anime Expo 2018: Everything You Need To Know About AX And Its 100,000 Fans Heading To DTLA

Get ready for your power levels to go over 9,000. Time to make speed lines to the L.A. Convention Center.

Stare In Wonder At 18 New Long Beach Murals

Stare In Wonder At 18 New Long Beach Murals

Long Beach just held its annual Pow! Wow! mural festival, and we've got photos of some of the breathtaking creations left behind.

An Empty Classroom In Long Beach Is Now An In-Demand Art Studio

An Empty Classroom In Long Beach Is Now An In-Demand Art Studio

There's nothing quite like negative space to prod the imagination.

What Jessica Chastain Wants In Friends And Acting Roles: Women Who Refuse To Behave

What Jessica Chastain Wants In Friends And Acting Roles: Women Who Refuse To Behave

"By being quiet about inequalities that are happening around you, you are being actively discriminatory." See everything Jessica Chastain has to say.

Barbie Wants To Build You A Robot

Barbie Wants To Build You A Robot

Her new Dreamhouse is maybe Caltech? The ageless doll of El Segundo just started a new career in robotics engineering.

How California Stole 2 TV Shows From New York And Atlanta

How California Stole 2 TV Shows From New York And Atlanta

Hint: tax incentives. The program was recently extended for another five years.

17 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

17 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

You're a firecracker. So get out there and do the things.

The Walkman Waketh: 3 Songs To Start Your Day

The Walkman Waketh: 3 Songs To Start Your Day

Happy birthday to a revolutionary rectangle.

Come Listen To Music At The Observatory That Discovered The Universe

Come Listen To Music At The Observatory That Discovered The Universe

Check out 'Sunday Concerts at the Dome' at the century-old Mount Wilson Observatory.

Reply All Is The Greatest Podcast Ever And I've Got The Receipts (List Of Best Episodes) To Prove It

Reply All Is The Greatest Podcast Ever And I've Got The Receipts (List Of Best Episodes) To Prove It

"Reply All" is a show about the internet that is actually about the human condition. It is perfect. The podcast is perfect. Here are all the episodes that you should go listen to as soon as possible.

What's Cheech Doing With The $9.7 Million California Gave Him?

What's Cheech Doing With The $9.7 Million California Gave Him?

Cheech will always be known for turning stoner comedy into (ahem) high art with partner Tommy Chong, but he's about to set a serious fine art footprint down.

Imagine Dragons' Mormon Lead Singer Made A Documentary About LGBTQ Believers

Imagine Dragons' Mormon Lead Singer Made A Documentary About LGBTQ Believers

The singer is questioning the church's stances on LGBTQ issues in the new HBO documentary "Believer."

Fans Mourn Sci-Fi Legend Harlan Ellison

Fans Mourn Sci-Fi Legend Harlan Ellison

He wrote numerous acclaimed short stories, teleplays, and novels, and was widely acknowledged as cantankerous but a genius.

British Actress Says LA Isn't A Theater Town - As She Stars In A Show Here In LA

British Actress Says LA Isn't A Theater Town - As She Stars In A Show Here In LA

Lesley Manville is more in demand than ever — but her loyalty remains to the stage

Michael Jackson's Dad Joe Jackson Died And People Are Conflicted

Michael Jackson's Dad Joe Jackson Died And People Are Conflicted

He allegedly abused his children on their way to international superstardom.

How 4 Teen Photographers Got Their Images Into The Getty

How 4 Teen Photographers Got Their Images Into The Getty

Remember these names because you'll be hearing them again.

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