Articles in the “arts” category

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.

Natalie Portman Made A Documentary About Cow Mucus, Swine Feces And Other Reasons You Shouldn't Eat Meat

Natalie Portman Made A Documentary About Cow Mucus, Swine Feces And Other Reasons You Shouldn't Eat Meat

Portman said she read the book her new movie "Eating Animals" is based on and it made her a vegan.

This Architect Designed LA City Hall -- And Most Of DTLA's Other Famous Buildings

This Architect Designed LA City Hall -- And Most Of DTLA's Other Famous Buildings

Ever been to City Hall, Union Station, or the USC campus? Say thanks to John Parkinson, the architect behind more than 50 buildings in downtown L.A.

Hannah Gadsby Quits Comedy But Stays Super Funny

Hannah Gadsby Quits Comedy But Stays Super Funny

Despite the Aussie comedian's threat (or is it a promise?), she's sharing her story — and her shame — in a Netflix special that's wowing audiences.

How LA Started Watching Movies In Hollywood Forever Cemetery

How LA Started Watching Movies In Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Summertime in Los Angeles means beach days, ditching work early on Fridays (if you're lucky), wildfires — and Cinespia, which hosts outdoor movie screenings among the graves and crypts of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The LA Theater Program Launching Careers For Young Actors With Autism

The LA Theater Program Launching Careers For Young Actors With Autism

"I think that people with autism are the most extraordinary, sensitive, kind, wonderful human beings I've ever had the privilege to know." - Elaine Hall, founder of The Miracle Project

18 Fabulous Things To Do This Week In Southern California

18 Fabulous Things To Do This Week In Southern California

Feel like staying out late on a school night? We found an Abba singalong, Janelle Monáe at the Greek, a late-night party at The Autry and a film about punk pioneers The Slits. The Paley Center takes on CNN's latest series and the start of TV's golden age, long before "peak TV" wasn't even a thing.

Let's All Cry About How Nice Mr. Rogers Was In New Doc 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

Let's All Cry About How Nice Mr. Rogers Was In New Doc 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

When "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered 50 years ago with simple sets, some old puppets, and an unassuming host, there was no reason to expect the show would last. But Fred Rogers hosted the legendary kids show for 31 seasons.

She's A Young LA Jazz Musician Who's Going Places (Carnegie Hall, To Be Exact)

She's A Young LA Jazz Musician Who's Going Places (Carnegie Hall, To Be Exact)

In a male-dominated jazz world, this deeply accomplished young woman is making her mark — coast to coast.

Answers To Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Answers To Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Earlier this week, to celebrate the relaunch and revival of LAist, we brought you puzzlemaster Zach Sherwin's "LA To The Core" brainteaser. The answers in this little game were all two-word phrases with "LA" in the middle and they were all designed to test how much you know about Los Angeles. 

This Paleontologist Inspired 'Jurassic Park's' Original Hero

This Paleontologist Inspired 'Jurassic Park's' Original Hero

Paleontologist Jack Horner has been a scientific advisor on every "Jurassic Park" movie, from the 1993 original to 2018's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

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

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

This weekend, you can celebrate some of the longest days of the year in the Southern California sun — from Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena and CicLAvia in the Valley to a mass meditation in an open field and a massive bounce house.

I Went To A Secret, Silent 'PLAY' In DTLA And It Was Kind Of Amazing

I Went To A Secret, Silent 'PLAY' In DTLA And It Was Kind Of Amazing

At PLAY, you can paint on a wall. You can type out a story on an old typewriter. You can put on makeup, or put it on someone else; throw on a costume and pose for a photo, collapse in a room filled with hundreds of stuffed animals, or challenge some stranger to a game of Twister.

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. First Stop: Cerritos

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. First Stop: Cerritos

Cerritos is home to the third largest Asian community in L.A. County. Out of the 50,000 people who live there today, more than 6 in 10 identify as Asian.

Morning Music That's Good For Your Soul(stice)

Morning Music That's Good For Your Soul(stice)

Please enjoy these pool-ready anti-jams.

Why LA's Latino International Film Festival Is Finally Back

Why LA's Latino International Film Festival Is Finally Back

After a five-year hiatus, LALIFF returns to the TCL Chinese Theatre June 20-24. Don't miss your change to miss out on the next Cuarón, Iñárritu, or del Toro.

Tom Hanks Tells Us About His LA Stage Debut With Shakespeare For Vets

Tom Hanks Tells Us About His LA Stage Debut With Shakespeare For Vets

Tom Hanks makes his L.A. stage debut as Sir John Falstaff in "Henry IV," presented by The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles at The Japanese Garden on the VA Campus.

Your Breakfast Sing-A-Long With The Sherman Brothers

Your Breakfast Sing-A-Long With The Sherman Brothers

On the menu: swinging Parisian cats, London's enchanted chimneys and the bold interiors of 1960s California ranch life.

This Woman's Been Covering LA In Epic Balloon Creations

This Woman's Been Covering LA In Epic Balloon Creations

If you live in Los Angeles, you might not have heard of Geronimo Balloons, but you probably recognize their work — like the thousands of multicolored balloons that once covered the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic in Silver Lake, or that colorful sprouting on the side of the Broad.

A List Of Your Favorite Podcasters' Favorite Podcast

A List Of Your Favorite Podcasters' Favorite Podcast

We asked the hosts of West Wing Weekly, Dinner Party Download, Reply All, and more which podcasts light their ears up. Get it straight from the podcaster's microphone.

Try Your Hand At Solving Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

Try Your Hand At Solving Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

To celebrate LAist's return, our in-house puzzlemaster created a quiz that tests just how much of an Angeleno you really are.

Seth MacFarlane Likes Us, He Really Likes Us!

Seth MacFarlane Likes Us, He Really Likes Us!

Actor/writer/everythinger Seth MacFarlane tweeted this weekend about how upset he was with Fox News's Tucker Carlson criticizing all non-Fox News media. Now he's followed that up by making a large donation to NPR and, um, us.

8 Spots In LA To Watch The World Cup In All Of Its Glory

8 Spots In LA To Watch The World Cup In All Of Its Glory

The U.S. might be out of the World Cup this year, but that doesn't mean people aren't watching. Here are some of the best places to keep up with the games this year.

9 Museums In LA You Probably Haven't Been To Yet

9 Museums In LA You Probably Haven't Been To Yet

Here are some museum gems that don't always grab headlines, but are still waiting to blow your mind.

TFW You Relaunch A Website And You Hope Someone Notices

TFW You Relaunch A Website And You Hope Someone Notices

This was almost a playlist of Julie Andrews and The Kinks. Maybe tomorrow.

18 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

18 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

Working for the weekend? Here's how you can spend your time this week, from comedy with The Bajillionaires to a salon night at Hauser & Wirth. Other options include a Kate Bush dance party, an evening with David Lynch and...

'RBG' Follows Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Lifetime Of Squashing Sexism

'RBG' Follows Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Lifetime Of Squashing Sexism

From D.C. to L.A., Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a feminist pop culture icon. Documentary RBG tells her story as that of a real life superhero.

From Cinema Classics To New Indie Releases: Movies To Catch In L.A. This November

From Cinema Classics To New Indie Releases: Movies To Catch In L.A. This November

Don't let the beginning of Oscar season get you down.

From Cinema Classics To New Indie Releases: Movies To Catch In L.A. This November

From Cinema Classics To New Indie Releases: Movies To Catch In L.A. This November

Don't let the beginning of Oscar season get you down.

Dodgers Lose To Astros In Game 7 And Everything Hurts Right Now

Dodgers Lose To Astros In Game 7 And Everything Hurts Right Now

A bad end to a (mostly) great World Series.

Yasiel Puig's Home Burglarized On Night Of Game 7

Yasiel Puig's Home Burglarized On Night Of Game 7

As if Wednesday wasn’t going bad enough for him already.

The Artists Behind The Griffith Park Teahouse Have A New Installation In Fire-Charred La Tuna Canyon

The Artists Behind The Griffith Park Teahouse Have A New Installation In Fire-Charred La Tuna Canyon

Trees burned in the La Tuna Canyon fire will be revived with streaks of shimmering gold.

Brett Ratner Leaves Warner Bros. Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Brett Ratner Leaves Warner Bros. Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

"I don't want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved," Ratner told the Hollywood Reporter.

Dodgers' Rich Hill Stalled On Mound To Let Fans Boo Astros' Yuli Gurriel

Dodgers' Rich Hill Stalled On Mound To Let Fans Boo Astros' Yuli Gurriel

Many called for the immediate suspension of Gurriel after he used a racist slur and gesture to mock Dodger Yu Darvish.

Photos: The Costumed Madness Of West Hollywood's Halloween Carnaval

Photos: The Costumed Madness Of West Hollywood's Halloween Carnaval

Take a look at more than 80 of our favorite costumes from the annual celebration.

Your Ultimate Guide To November: 20 Cool Events Happening In Los Angelesvideo

Your Ultimate Guide To November: 20 Cool Events Happening In Los Angeles

We're here to help plan your November social calendar.

Here's What's Coming To All The Streaming Platforms In November

Here's What's Coming To All The Streaming Platforms In November

November's streaming options from Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and HBO are something to be thankful for.

Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones To Star In 2019 'Lion King' Remake

Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones To Star In 2019 'Lion King' Remake

The star-studded cast also features Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver and Seth Rogen.

Netflix Suspends Production On 'House Of Cards' Season 6 'Until Further Notice'

Netflix Suspends Production On 'House Of Cards' Season 6 'Until Further Notice'

Production on the sixth season began earlier this month.

Five Tips On Capturing Glorious Selfies At The 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit

Five Tips On Capturing Glorious Selfies At The 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit

Some minor adjustments can add new life to your selfie-game.

The Wildest Stories Behind L.A.'s Haunted Hayride

The Wildest Stories Behind L.A.'s Haunted Hayride

The attraction is the creation of Melissa Carbone, who pitched her company on 'Shark Tank'.

No Halloween Masks Allowed Tonight At Dodger Stadium Because A Must-Win Game 6 Is Scary Enough (Also, Security Concerns)

No Halloween Masks Allowed Tonight At Dodger Stadium Because A Must-Win Game 6 Is Scary Enough (Also, Security Concerns)

Seriously, leave your baseball bats, brooms and "weapons of any kind" at home, too.

Andy Dick Fired From Indie Film Over Alleged Sexual Harassment On Set

Andy Dick Fired From Indie Film Over Alleged Sexual Harassment On Set

"I don't grope people anymore," Dick told the Hollywood Reporter on Monday.

Dodgers, Astros Pitchers Say 'Slick' Baseballs May Be Behind Insane Number Of World Series Home Runs

Dodgers, Astros Pitchers Say 'Slick' Baseballs May Be Behind Insane Number Of World Series Home Runs

In five games, both teams have combined for the most home runs hit in the World Series.

Roman Polanski Greeted By Hordes Of Protesters At Paris Retrospective Of His Films

Roman Polanski Greeted By Hordes Of Protesters At Paris Retrospective Of His Films

The Cinémathèque Francaise just opened a retrospective of Polanski's work.

20 Awesome Events in Los Angeles This (Halloween) Weekvideo

20 Awesome Events in Los Angeles This (Halloween) Week

Here's what's happening this week in L.A., some events are Halloween related, some not.

Taunts At Yu Were Nothing New: The Dodgers Have Long Been The Target Of Anti-Asian Racism

Taunts At Yu Were Nothing New: The Dodgers Have Long Been The Target Of Anti-Asian Racism

Gustavo Arellano delves into the history of anti-Asian racism faced by the Blue Crew.

The Harvey Weinstein Allegations Have Inspired An L.A. March Against Sexual Harassment

The Harvey Weinstein Allegations Have Inspired An L.A. March Against Sexual Harassment

The Take Back the Workplace March, chaired by one of Weinstein's accusers, Lauren Sivan, is coming to Hollywood on November 12.

Zachary Quinto, Wanda Sykes, Other LGBTQ Celebs Criticize Kevin Spacey's Statement On Sexual Assault Allegations

Zachary Quinto, Wanda Sykes, Other LGBTQ Celebs Criticize Kevin Spacey's Statement On Sexual Assault Allegations

"Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault," tweeted GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis.

Amazon Will Shift TV And Film Production To Culver Studios

Amazon Will Shift TV And Film Production To Culver Studios

The Culver Studios have been around since 1918.

Rose McGowan Says She Turned Down $1 Million In Hush Money From Harvey Weinstein

Rose McGowan Says She Turned Down $1 Million In Hush Money From Harvey Weinstein

McGowan spoke to the New York Times about the details of her alleged experience with Harvey Weinstein.

From Selena To The Final Scene From 'Se7en,' This Year In Celebrity Halloween Costumes

From Selena To The Final Scene From 'Se7en,' This Year In Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Celebrities get to put on a new mask every year for Halloween.

Rival High Schools To Face Off Friday At Legendary East L.A. Classic

Rival High Schools To Face Off Friday At Legendary East L.A. Classic

A brief history of the nearly century-old high school rivalry.

'Stranger Things' Star Charlie Heaton Denied Entry At LAX Due To Cocaine Possession

'Stranger Things' Star Charlie Heaton Denied Entry At LAX Due To Cocaine Possession

He missed the season two red carpet premiere of the show.

Photos: When The Dodgers First Landed In Los Angeles In 1958

Photos: When The Dodgers First Landed In Los Angeles In 1958

They played their first game at the Coliseum.

Rose McGowan Takes Stage At Women's Convention To Call Out Sexual Assault

Rose McGowan Takes Stage At Women's Convention To Call Out Sexual Assault

"We've been waiting a very long time for this to happen, but we don't have to wait anymore," she said to the crowd.

Tyler, The Creator Opens Flagship Clothing Store In Fairfax District

Tyler, The Creator Opens Flagship Clothing Store In Fairfax District

Tyler launched Golf Wang online in 2011, but this the brand's first retail location.

Alejandro Iñárritu's Border-Crossing VR Installation To Be Awarded Special Oscar

Alejandro Iñárritu's Border-Crossing VR Installation To Be Awarded Special Oscar

The last special award issued by the Academy went to "Toy Story" in 1996.

Astros Defeat Dodgers After 11 Wild Innings, World Series Now Tied

Astros Defeat Dodgers After 11 Wild Innings, World Series Now Tied

The Dodgers won Game 1 of the series yesterday.

Historic 1920s Sign In Echo Park To Be Relit At Ceremony

Historic 1920s Sign In Echo Park To Be Relit At Ceremony

The Jensen's Recreation Center sign will be lit up once again.

Weekend Planner: 20 Awesome Things To Do In Los Angelesvideo

Weekend Planner: 20 Awesome Things To Do In Los Angeles

Here's what's happening in Los Angeles this weekend.

Netflix Renews 'American Vandal' For A Second Season

Netflix Renews 'American Vandal' For A Second Season

Season 2 will be coming to Netflix in 2018.

Selma Blair, Rachel McAdams Accuse James Toback Of Sexual Harassment

Selma Blair, Rachel McAdams Accuse James Toback Of Sexual Harassment

Blair alleges that Toback threatened her life after the 1999 incident.

Corey Feldman Is Crowdfunding A Documentary To Expose Pedophilia In Hollywood

Corey Feldman Is Crowdfunding A Documentary To Expose Pedophilia In Hollywood

Feldman says the documentary could bring down a pedophile ring he says he's been aware of "since I was a child."

Traffic Around Dodger Stadium For Game 1 Was Really, Really Brutal

Traffic Around Dodger Stadium For Game 1 Was Really, Really Brutal

People took to Twitter to document their anguish.

A Running List Of L.A./Houston Wagers Taking Place For The World Series

A Running List Of L.A./Houston Wagers Taking Place For The World Series

Jonathan Gold's got a bet going. So does Pink's.

Chorus, Placido Domingo, And Company Shine In Two New Productions At LA Opera

Chorus, Placido Domingo, And Company Shine In Two New Productions At LA Opera

'Nabucco' features Domingo, while 'The Pearl Fishers' has rising international superstar Javier Camarena.

A History of The Famed Hollywood Reporter Building Preservationists Are Fighting to Save From Demolition

A History of The Famed Hollywood Reporter Building Preservationists Are Fighting to Save From Demolition

The wacky office building on Sunset Blvd. could be razed to make room for a massive hotel near Crossroads of the World.

The Final 'Ask A Mexican' Column Will Run Wednesday, But It Won't Be In OC Weekly

The Final 'Ask A Mexican' Column Will Run Wednesday, But It Won't Be In OC Weekly

Gustavo Arellano's final column will appear in the first paper that syndicated it, rather than the hometown paper that birthed it.

Reporter Who Broke James Toback Story Says 193 Additional Women Have Contacted Him

Reporter Who Broke James Toback Story Says 193 Additional Women Have Contacted Him

In his original L.A. Times article, Whipp quoted numerous women describing how Toback allegedly sexually harassed them in meetings and auditions dating back to the 1980s.

LACMA Received Mysterious Letter Saying That Long-Lost Painting Is Hanging In Nearby Home

LACMA Received Mysterious Letter Saying That Long-Lost Painting Is Hanging In Nearby Home

The piece is a work of painter Miguel Cabrera, who is regarded as a master of his period in Mexico.

The Spookiest Spots In L.A. That Are Scary Year-Round

The Spookiest Spots In L.A. That Are Scary Year-Round

Halloween isn't the only season for frights.

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