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Friday, February 05, 2016
The director's new documentary, called Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, explores the King of Pop's seminal LP. "Michael is alive, because his music is still here," he says.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson begins Tuesday on FX. Based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, it's a behind-the-scenes series that stars Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Weinstein's new miniseries is an updated retelling of Leo Tolstoy's Russian classic. Never mind the daunting page count — "It's got honest-to-God great action, great sex, great love story," he says.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Sundance Film Festival gets underway Thursday night in Park City, Utah. NPR explores the themes of the festival and which films are getting big buzz.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are among eight nominees for best picture. Notable snubs in the category of best director: Ridley Scott wasn't nominated, nor were any women or people of color.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to a representative. He released his latest album, the critically acclaimed Blackstar, on Friday, which was also his 69th birthday.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Revenant is a brutal Western, set in 1823. Filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu shot the film chronologically, using only natural sunlight and firelight in remote areas of Canada and Argentina.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Lucasfilm president was handpicked by George Lucas to take over his company and the franchise. She's aware that all her film mentors have been men; "I need to bring other women along," she says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.