Articles in the “arts” category

Hollywood Writers Might Fire All Their Agents In A Week And A Half

Hollywood Writers Might Fire All Their Agents In A Week And A Half

They're voting on whether to do just that starting today.

LA's Oldest Museum Is For Sale

LA's Oldest Museum Is For Sale

And the road there has been highly controversial.

Bryan Cranston Wants To Make You Mad As Hell In His Broadway Show

Bryan Cranston Wants To Make You Mad As Hell In His Broadway Show

He's bringing to life the classic character of Howard Beale in "Network."

What Apple's Big Streaming TV Announcement Could Mean For LA

What Apple's Big Streaming TV Announcement Could Mean For LA

Apple TV+ is coming, eventually, for some amount of money, we guess.

Kal Penn Knew Nothing About The Global Economy Before Hosting This Amazon Show

Kal Penn Knew Nothing About The Global Economy Before Hosting This Amazon Show

Kal Penn's tackling a role he's been preparing for for decades: Kal Penn.

25 Of The Best Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

25 Of The Best Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

Yoko Ono. Dee Dee Bridgewater. Persian new year. A major pie festival. Works by Latina choreographers. A new comedy and music festival to honor the troops.

Bill & Ted 3 Has A Most Excellent Release Date -- Watch Their Message From The Hollywood Bowl

Bill & Ted 3 Has A Most Excellent Release Date -- Watch Their Message From The Hollywood Bowl

They're back to help us be excellent to each other -- 30 years later.

This LA Comic Book Writer Turned Jesus Into A '70s Kung Fu Master

This LA Comic Book Writer Turned Jesus Into A '70s Kung Fu Master

Jesus is less the son of God, more a young man in a deep existential crisis.

How Surfing + A Mountain Lion Inspired Dick Dale's Ear-Splitting Surf Rock Sound

How Surfing + A Mountain Lion Inspired Dick Dale's Ear-Splitting Surf Rock Sound

This is the story of the surf rock legend who collected exotic animals, innovated on the guitar, and gave Pulp Fiction its soundtrack.

This Humble Bookstore Was The Center Of Literary LA In The 1930s

This Humble Bookstore Was The Center Of Literary LA In The 1930s

Owner Stanley Rose was a swaggering, foul mouthed, hard-drinking Texan who liked to brag that he never read.

A Fight Club-Style Art Battle Has Been Unleashed On LA

A Fight Club-Style Art Battle Has Been Unleashed On LA

And your cheers get to be the judge.

18 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Week

18 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Week

This week: comedy, dramedy, poetry and a party at the California African American Museum to celebrate spring.

Women Are On Display (In A Good Way) At This Video Installation In Chinatown

Women Are On Display (In A Good Way) At This Video Installation In Chinatown

"Men need to look at women's talents and their work a lot more."

Come Watch Art Robots Shoot Lasers At Each Other In Downtown LA

Come Watch Art Robots Shoot Lasers At Each Other In Downtown LA

"This is a mix of performance art, traditional installation art, and almost a light show. So it's really a great hang."

23 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

23 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

You don't need the luck o' the Irish to have fun this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Captain Marvel's Composer Explains How To Create An Iconic Superhero Theme

Captain Marvel's Composer Explains How To Create An Iconic Superhero Theme

She even hired her own orchestra to get the gig.

Janelle Monáe's Stylist Has A New Clothing Collection -- At Goodwill SoCal

Janelle Monáe's Stylist Has A New Clothing Collection -- At Goodwill SoCal

Here's the closest you're going to get to looking as cool as Janelle Monáe.

18 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

18 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Week

From death metal to a Black Super Hero Magic Mama, there's a little something for everyone.

Captain Marvel Takes LA Metro, But She's Not The First Movie Hero To Go For A Ride

Captain Marvel Takes LA Metro, But She's Not The First Movie Hero To Go For A Ride

We go deep into how Captain Marvel went '90s, and looked at some of Metro's memorable movie cameos over the years.

It's Part Of Her Routine, But This Comedian Is Not Joking About Postpartum Depression And Anxiety

It's Part Of Her Routine, But This Comedian Is Not Joking About Postpartum Depression And Anxiety

One in seven women experience depression and anxiety during or after the birth of a child -- and because it's underdiagnosed and underreported, some estimates are much higher.

22 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

22 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

Raise a glass to celebrate International Women's Day. Get high as a kite-flyer. Check out a junior roller derby tournament. Your weekend is calling.

Historic Photos Of El Niños Soaking SoCal Over The Last 80 Years

Historic Photos Of El Niños Soaking SoCal Over The Last 80 Years

Put on your raincoat and dive into the photo archives.

How PEN15's Creators Went From Squirrel Hunters To Hulu

How PEN15's Creators Went From Squirrel Hunters To Hulu

Before their cult hit Hulu series, "PEN15" co-creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle spoofed reality TV in web series called "Project Reality."

The Deeply Unsettling Sound Of The Theremin Turns 100 Years Old

The Deeply Unsettling Sound Of The Theremin Turns 100 Years Old

It makes a sound you instantly recognize. Here's where it came from, where it's been -- and where it's going.

Cardi B's New Video Delivers East LA Tacos And Bruno Mars

Cardi B's New Video Delivers East LA Tacos And Bruno Mars

Cardi B and Bruno Mars have a sexy takeover of an East L.A. taco shop.

'Beverly Hills, 90210' Legend Luke Perry Dies After A Massive Stroke

'Beverly Hills, 90210' Legend Luke Perry Dies After A Massive Stroke

The actor, who was currently appearing on the show Riverdale, suffered a massive stroke.

19 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Week

19 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Week

From a documentary about Iranian women to a cabaret show based on Quentin Tarantino's heroines, the week is packed with ways to celebrate the strength of women.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Wanted To Make Sure This Movie Existed

Chiwetel Ejiofor Wanted To Make Sure This Movie Existed

"The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind" is his debut as a director.

A Strange Cat Person Will Now Join You On A Tour Of Walt Disney Concert Hall

A Strange Cat Person Will Now Join You On A Tour Of Walt Disney Concert Hall

Let Jena Malone, as a cat person, join you at Disney Hall.

Where To Watch RuPaul's Drag Race In LA -- And Beyond

Where To Watch RuPaul's Drag Race In LA -- And Beyond

Let's kiki, kitty girls! The reality show returns for season 11 and you know you want to snark, gasp and cheer.

23 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend

23 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend

Check out pop-ups including a museum of toys, a record shop and a D&D art show as well as an OC literary festival and the Magic Flute reimagined in a video game.

These LA Artists Want To Dismantle The Valley Girl Cliché

These LA Artists Want To Dismantle The Valley Girl Cliché

An exhibit in Glendale wants to put an end to the decades-old L.A. stereotype.

'My Dinner With Andre' Is Now My Dinner With John Mulaney & Nick Kroll In Staged Reading

'My Dinner With Andre' Is Now My Dinner With John Mulaney & Nick Kroll In Staged Reading

Oh, hello! It's John Mulaney and Nick Kroll bringing a classic to life on stage!

For Many Black Southern Californians, Roller Skating Is A Refuge Worth Fighting For

For Many Black Southern Californians, Roller Skating Is A Refuge Worth Fighting For

A new documentary dives into black roller skating culture and the fight to preserve it both locally and nationally.

2019 Oscars Recap: Olivia Colman Delights, 'Green Book' Divides

2019 Oscars Recap: Olivia Colman Delights, 'Green Book' Divides

For all of the polarizing films and divisive winners at the ceremony, there were some movies that Oscar voters were united and happy to see win.

17 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Week

17 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Week

Hannah Gadsby workshops new material. Mazzy Star and Seun Kuti play concerts. And Dan Savage brings his amateur porn fest to L.A.

All Of The 2019 Oscars Winners

All Of The 2019 Oscars Winners

The full list is right here.

'First Man' Created Space Flight Anxiety With Lion And Snake Sounds

'First Man' Created Space Flight Anxiety With Lion And Snake Sounds

Sounds of subway cars, clothing steamers, snakes, and lions built the soundscape for the Neil Armstrong biopic.

Here's What Jussie Smollett Told Us About Racial Reparations, Last Year

Here's What Jussie Smollett Told Us About Racial Reparations, Last Year

"Sometimes you've got to shame people into doing the right thing."

Oscars 2019 Predictions: Who Our Critics Think Will Win

Oscars 2019 Predictions: Who Our Critics Think Will Win

Ready to win your Oscars pool? We're here to help.

26 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

26 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This Weekend

Did your invites to all those Oscar parties and gifting suites got lost in the mail? Ours too. But we're staying busy.

How Hollywood Walk Of Fame Stars Get Cleaned

How Hollywood Walk Of Fame Stars Get Cleaned

Outside the Oscars is the Walk of Fame -- here's how they keep it semi-sparkling.

This Neglected Mt. Washington Mural Hides A History Of Chicano And Indigenous Identity

This Neglected Mt. Washington Mural Hides A History Of Chicano And Indigenous Identity

After years of neglect, the 169-foot montage of indigenous peoples is being restored.

Download Oscars Bingo Cards And Play Along With LAist

Download Oscars Bingo Cards And Play Along With LAist

Let the games begin, at your Oscars party and on the @LAist Twitter account.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater Moves To Highland Park

Bob Baker Marionette Theater Moves To Highland Park

The marionettes are back in a new home.

Rosanne Cash Takes On The NRA And Gun Culture

Rosanne Cash Takes On The NRA And Gun Culture

She's gotten death threats over her support for gun control. But that didn't stop her from getting political on her latest album.

The Best Dog In The World (Aside From Yours, Of Course) Is Right Here In Southern California

The Best Dog In The World (Aside From Yours, Of Course) Is Right Here In Southern California

King, a sleek, wire fox terrier, won last week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.

12 Of Our Favorite Events In Southern California This Week

12 Of Our Favorite Events In Southern California This Week

A David Bowie-themed roller skate party. Pre-Oscar movie discussions. Italian seafood. And comedy that's Woke AF.

LA Teens Challenge India's Taboos Around Periods In This Oscar-Nominated Doc

LA Teens Challenge India's Taboos Around Periods In This Oscar-Nominated Doc

The short documentary seeks solutions to the lack of women's sanitary products in developing countries.

Massive Domes Filled With Trippy 3D Visuals Take Over 35,000-Square-Feet In DTLA

Massive Domes Filled With Trippy 3D Visuals Take Over 35,000-Square-Feet In DTLA

Trippy digital art in giant domes -- welcome to the new planetarium.

27 Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Presidents Day Weekend

27 Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Presidents Day Weekend

It's a big weekend for culture vultures with three art fairs plus a Robyn dance party, AirTalk's Oscar Preview, a doomed Valentine's show and a comic expo.

There Was A Massive Nazi Rally In NYC In 1939. This Oscar-Nominated Doc's Message: Never Again

There Was A Massive Nazi Rally In NYC In 1939. This Oscar-Nominated Doc's Message: Never Again

The director wants this to be a cautionary tale. You can watch the full film right here.

Galentine's Day: An Oral History From Amy Poehler And The Parks & Rec Writers

Galentine's Day: An Oral History From Amy Poehler And The Parks & Rec Writers

It's time for a sacred annual gathering of ladies celebrating ladies.

Desert X Brings An Art Choose-Your-Own-Adventure To The Coachella Valley

Desert X Brings An Art Choose-Your-Own-Adventure To The Coachella Valley

Nineteen art installations are scattered throughout a 55-mile area in the Coachella Valley.

Going From Homeless In LA To Composing Music For Hit TV Shows

Going From Homeless In LA To Composing Music For Hit TV Shows

Kurt Farquhar composes for The Neighborhood and Black Lightning -- but got his start homeless on the streets of L.A.

19 Awesome Events in Southern California This Valentine's Week

19 Awesome Events in Southern California This Valentine's Week

Celebrate your singlehood with a Shred Your Ex Party or dance your cares away with The Fabulous Ladies of Fitness. Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens and there's doggy speed dating.

Not Just Dragon Dancing. The History Of LA's Chinatown Parade You Might Not Know

Not Just Dragon Dancing. The History Of LA's Chinatown Parade You Might Not Know

The origins of Chinatown's popular Golden Dragon Parade go back more than 100 years to a multicultural event called La Fiesta de Los Angeles.  The Chinese were invited because organizers thought they could bring "spectacle."

The Grammys Are Coming -- These Nominees Have Something To Say

The Grammys Are Coming -- These Nominees Have Something To Say

The Grammys are Sunday night -- here are the highlights from our interviews with the nominees.

The Saved By The Bell Pop-Up Is Closing -- And We're So Excited, We're So... Scared

The Saved By The Bell Pop-Up Is Closing -- And We're So Excited, We're So... Scared

Is Zack Morris trash? You can delve into his bedroom to investigate.

This Luke Cage Art Show Shows The Power Of Superheroic Black Skin Against Bullets

This Luke Cage Art Show Shows The Power Of Superheroic Black Skin Against Bullets

How do you convey the power of a black hero with indestructible skin? For Luke Cage's Netflix show, the answer is bullets. Black Kirby's exploring what that means.

26 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

26 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

Happy lunar new year! Watch the Golden Dragon Parade in DTLA, celebrate Tết in the OC or party like you're 15(ish) at a re-imagined quinceañera.

This Experimental LA Jazz Album Has Its Own Photography Book

This Experimental LA Jazz Album Has Its Own Photography Book

Anthony Wilson's 'Songs And Photographs' takes us on a musical, photographic trip through time and space.

How These Singer-Songwriters Used Scientology-Style Advertising To Promote A New Album

How These Singer-Songwriters Used Scientology-Style Advertising To Promote A New Album

Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers made their first collaborative album -- and gave it a cult-like name, while using new age advertising.

Watch: Taraji P. Henson Goes Undercover In LA As A Lyft Driver

Watch: Taraji P. Henson Goes Undercover In LA As A Lyft Driver

Can Taraji P. Henson go so deep undercover that everyone is fooled? (No. No she can't.)

Alien Boss Women Take Down Abusive Men In New Comic 'Female Furies' -- Read The First 5 Pages

Alien Boss Women Take Down Abusive Men In New Comic 'Female Furies' -- Read The First 5 Pages

These women are sick of being abused and taken for granted by (alien) men, and they're not taking it anymore (in outer space).

Sitcom 'Schitt's Creek's' Explores A Small Town Without Homophobia

Sitcom 'Schitt's Creek's' Explores A Small Town Without Homophobia

In the show, David is pansexual -- a fact that's a non-issue for both his family and the town's residents.

Hamilton's Coming Back To LA, And Broadway's Taking Over 2 Hollywood Theaters

Hamilton's Coming Back To LA, And Broadway's Taking Over 2 Hollywood Theaters

Miss your shot to see "Hamilton"? You're getting another one.

How The Destruction Of LA's Original Chinatown Led To The One We Have Today

How The Destruction Of LA's Original Chinatown Led To The One We Have Today

Displaced by racism and civic development, L.A.'s Chinatown rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the city's first such enclave.

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

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

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, check out Dolly Parton's outfits or catch a show at the Red Bull Music Festival.

'Twilight's' Director Takes Another Shot At A Woman-Led Movie Franchise In 'Miss Bala'

'Twilight's' Director Takes Another Shot At A Woman-Led Movie Franchise In 'Miss Bala'

She directed "Twilight" but wasn't asked back for the sequels. Now she's back in the action-movie world.

Yes, The Rams Lost The Super Bowl, But The Game Still Mattered For Los Angeles

Yes, The Rams Lost The Super Bowl, But The Game Still Mattered For Los Angeles

The Rams may have fallen short in their bid to be Super Bowl champions but that doesn't make their history any less interesting.

3 Hot Takes From Roxane Gay Before She Hits The Stage In LA

3 Hot Takes From Roxane Gay Before She Hits The Stage In LA
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Author Roxane Gay in Coleman hall on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois on January 31, 2014. (Jay Grabiec) (Jay Grabiec) Step into the Orpheum Theatre on February 12th for an evening of stand-up comedy, a...

22 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend

22 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend

These events have nothing to do with the Super Bowl this weekend but they're all pretty super.

Bringing Back The Little Pool Hidden In The Middle Of The Mojave Desert

Bringing Back The Little Pool Hidden In The Middle Of The Mojave Desert

Someone's trying to make a new Social Pool. But the original artist says the pool wasn't the actual artwork to begin with.

Black Panther Hits Theaters Again, For Free

Black Panther Hits Theaters Again, For Free

Celebrate Black History Month -- and help the film's Academy Awards chances.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Goes Hollywood (Kind Of) In New Documentary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Goes Hollywood (Kind Of) In New Documentary

She's featured in the documentary, "Knock Down The House," which got a standing ovation at Sundance Film Festival this week.

Why The Watts Towers Are A Time Capsule For SoCal's Oceans

Why The Watts Towers Are A Time Capsule For SoCal's Oceans

The landmark also doubles as a natural museum for marine life.

Michael Jackson Doc 'Leaving Neverland' Describes Sexual Assault Allegations In Graphic Detail

Michael Jackson Doc 'Leaving Neverland' Describes Sexual Assault Allegations In Graphic Detail

Their families were sidelined -- then the sexual abuse allegedly began.

17 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Week

17 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Week

Thai Elvis performs at a brandy tasting and other equally or less random things to do, depending on your preferences.

Meet The First Woman In 15 Years To Get A Grammy Producer Of The Year Nomination

Meet The First Woman In 15 Years To Get A Grammy Producer Of The Year Nomination

Last time a woman was nominated was 2004. Linda Perry's written and recorded hits for Alicia Keys, P!nk, and Christina Aguilera.

How Isabella Rossellini Went From Model/Actress To Chicken Farmer/Animal Behaviorist

How Isabella Rossellini Went From Model/Actress To Chicken Farmer/Animal Behaviorist

The Hollywood icon's "Link Link Circus" explores how the animal kingdom, including humans, is connected.

This '70s SoCal Punk Band Is Back In LA To Save Music At A Chinatown School

This '70s SoCal Punk Band Is Back In LA To Save Music At A Chinatown School

They haven't played in forty years, but California's commie punks the Dils are back -- to fundraise and eat baked goods.

How The Government Shutdown Ruined A Japanese Pro Wrestling Show In DTLA

How The Government Shutdown Ruined A Japanese Pro Wrestling Show In DTLA

You can't get Japanese wrestlers to Los Angeles without the federal government issuing them visas.

Rare Books LA Fair: National Parks, Hugh Hefner's Library and More

Rare Books LA Fair: National Parks, Hugh Hefner's Library and More
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Photo courtesty of Rare Books LA. While we've been restricted from visiting our National Parks recently, Rare Books LA might be able to fill some of that void. It's the two-day inaugural fair produced by Jen and Brad Johnson,...

25 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend

25 Of The Best Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend

A Twin Peaks pop-up. A Branford Marsalis jazz concert. A Laverne & Shirley marathon. A massive whiskey tasting. Free comedy and a reevaluation of the "Valley girl."

UCB Makes Cutbacks To LA Theaters Amid Financial Struggles

UCB Makes Cutbacks To LA Theaters Amid Financial Struggles

Why UCB's facing cutbacks, and what it means for L.A. audiences and performers.

5 Things You Might Not Know About the LA Art Show

5 Things You Might Not Know About the LA Art Show

You can buy a Warhol, or a Warhol-lite.

Netflix Goes Against The Stream With Its First Best Picture Oscar Nomination

Netflix Goes Against The Stream With Its First Best Picture Oscar Nomination

What Netflix gained meant that other studios and their films lost.

Here Are All The 2019 Academy Award Nominations

Here Are All The 2019 Academy Award Nominations

Alfsonso Cuarón's black-and-white, Spanish-language memoir "Roma" tied "The Favourite" with 10 nominations, bringing Netflix its first best picture nod.

15 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

15 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

Adam Sandler returns to standup. Scandal cast members reunite.The LA Art Show opens. And a mini film festival celebrates women directors.

We Watched Both Netflix And Hulu's Fyre Fest Documentaries -- Here's Why You Should Too

We Watched Both Netflix And Hulu's Fyre Fest Documentaries -- Here's Why You Should Too

Watching both the Netflix and Hulu documentaries will give you the clearest picture of the Fyre fiasco, but they both come with caveats.

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