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Holiday Toys Offer Clues To New 'Star Wars' Movie

Friday, November 27, 2015

We discover some of this season's hottest toys: light sabers, drones and Millennium Falcons — all for sale in anticipation of next month's release of the new Star Wars film: The Force Awakens.


Melissa Mathison, Screenwriter Who Wrote 'E.T.,' Dies

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melissa Mathison has died at the age of 65. NPR's Mandalit del Barco offers a remembrance of the woman who wrote E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, among other films.


Mariachi Band Brings Morrissey To Dia De Los Muertos

Monday, November 02, 2015

At one of the largest Day of the Dead celebrations in L.A., Mariachi Manchester reinterprets the work of The Smiths' lead singer.


Southern California Finally Sees Rain — In A Museum

Sunday, November 01, 2015

It's come to this. If you want to see rain in Los Angeles, you have to go to a museum. Today, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opens the exhibition, Rain Room, where water is not just life, it's art.


So Good You'll Scream? A Cookbook From Horror Icon Vincent Price

Friday, October 30, 2015

A Treasury of Great Recipes, by the famed horror film actor, was out of print for decades until this month. It turns out, Price was also a foodie with an "omnivorous appetite," his daughter tells us.


Netflix's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Release Strategy Highlights Oscar Ambitions

Monday, October 19, 2015

Beasts of No Nation is Netflix's first original film, and the company has chosen to distribute it in theaters and on its streaming service simultaneously. The strategy is one generall...


Cooper Hewitt Honors Colorful California Ceramics Company

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Heath Ceramics' tiles and tableware are the darling of midcentury-design fans. Now, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is honoring the company for its aesthetics, values and business model.


Miami Area Muralists Rouse A New Reputation For An Industrial City

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A new arts district is taking shape in what was once a booming industrial center. Drab warehouses are canvases for street artists in Hialeah, an affordable alternative to Miami's Wynwood art scene.


Move Over, Dora: 'Nina's World' Brings Another Bilingual Girl To TV

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cable channel Sprout celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launch of its first fully owned, original animated show, "Nina's World." Starring Rita Moreno and Mandy Patinkin, it's ab...


The Broad Museum Is A Contemporary Art Collector's Gift To Los Angeles

Friday, September 18, 2015

Eli and Edythe Broad have been buying works for more than 40 years. They wanted a permanent home for their art — so they've established a museum where anyone can see it for free.


How Former Gang Member Richard Cabral Went From Prison To Prime Time

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cabral is up for an Emmy on Sunday, but it wasn't long ago that he was facing a possible 35-year sentence for violent assault. He says a program called Homeboy Industries helped turn his life around.


'SNL' Alumni Mine Humor From Serious Cinema In 'Documentary Now!'

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The new IFC show, starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and co-written by Seth Meyers, spoofs the subjects and styles of nonfiction classics, including Grey Gardens and Thin Blue Line.


Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Tells The Epic Story Of Hip-Hop And N.W.A

Friday, August 14, 2015

The original members of N.W.A produced the film, which opens nationwide Friday. Like the group's story, the making of Straight Outta Compton — which took 11 years — is filled with drama.


Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Whet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.


Happy Birthday! Bugs Bunny Turns 75

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The animated rabbit is well known for starring in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the 1940 Oscar-nominated short A Wild Hare.


Bill Cosby Deposition Offers New Clues About Possible Sexual Abuse

Monday, July 20, 2015

A nearly 1,000 page deposition from 2006 provides new information about comedian Bill Cosby's pattern of possible sexual abuse against dozens of women. But why hasn't he been prosecuted yet?


Turkish TV Travels Far As Craze For Dramas Goes Global

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Turkish television industry is booming. Audience numbers spike at the end of Ramadan, when viewers around the world tune in in massive numbers — but there's year-round enthusiasm, too.


Cosby Admits Giving Woman Quaaludes, Court Documents Show

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Newly unsealed court documents from 2005 show comedian Bill Cosby admitted to giving at least one woman Quaaludes in order to have sex with her. The documents were obtained by The Associated Press.


At An Asylum In Juarez, 'We Believe In Hope'

Sunday, July 05, 2015

A recovering drug addict turned pastor runs an ad hoc asylum for Mexico's indigent and mentally ill. In a filthy desert dotted with dumps, the asylum is "a recycling center for human beings."


Musicians Deny Requests To Allow Their Music To Be Streamed

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Taylor Swift fought Apple, and seems to have won: It will pay royalties during the free trial period of its music streaming service. But Swift isn't the only artist to stand up to Internet services.