Articles in the “arts” category

Emma Thompson Explains Why She Called Out Hollywood Harassment In An Open Letter

Emma Thompson Explains Why She Called Out Hollywood Harassment In An Open Letter

The English actress/writer/comedian on standing up to Hollywood abusers and protecting women on her own film sets.

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

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

Ease the pain of Tax Day with food and drink deals. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic film "Heathers." Cheer on those fabulous felines, the Acro-Cats.

8 LA Workouts To Defy Typical Gym Culture

8 LA Workouts To Defy Typical Gym Culture
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"A lot of times, mainstream fitness culture takes itself way too seriously". When your workout routine becomes ... routine, it's time to switch it up.

26 Fabulous Happenings In Southern California This Weekend

26 Fabulous Happenings In Southern California This Weekend

The Long Beach Grand Prix revs up. Record Store Day returns. Thai New Year celebrations kick off. And the L.A. River gets its annual cleanup.

Parks & Recreation Turns 10 -- A Li'l Sebastian, 5,000 Candles In The Wind Oral History

Parks & Recreation Turns 10 -- A Li'l Sebastian, 5,000 Candles In The Wind Oral History

We've still got a candle in our heart for Parks and Rec. Five thousand of them, in fact.

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

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

A Nipsey Hussle memorial, L.A.'s largest Earth Day celebration, Kwame Brathwaite's photos, a Backstreet Boys tribute and the LA Art Book Fair are on the agenda.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Over, But West Covina Lives On

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Over, But West Covina Lives On

West Covina is moving on from its Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Police Shot And Killed A Member Of This Skid Row Community, So They Made A Play

Police Shot And Killed A Member Of This Skid Row Community, So They Made A Play

The show was inspired by the death of a homeless man known as Brother Africa.

On Her Road To WrestleMania, Ronda Rousey Helps Fight Suicide In LA

On Her Road To WrestleMania, Ronda Rousey Helps Fight Suicide In LA

It's been a battle Rousey's been fighting since her father killed himself when she was 8 years old.

Madame Butterfly Is Finally Being Done In The Actual Languages The Characters Speak -- And You Can See It In Little Tokyo

Madame Butterfly Is Finally Being Done In The Actual Languages The Characters Speak -- And You Can See It In Little Tokyo

How in the world is this American naval officer communicating with this Japanese girl? Not Italian.

We Visited The Set Of 'Fresh Off The Boat' -- The First Asian American Sitcom To Hit The 100-Episode Milestone

We Visited The Set Of 'Fresh Off The Boat' -- The First Asian American Sitcom To Hit The 100-Episode Milestone

TV's longest-running show with an Asian American lead cast is waiting to hear about a sixth season. No other show with an Asian American lead cast has made it this far

'I Like Scary Movies' Pop-Up Gives You Nightmares By Putting You Inside Horror Classics

'I Like Scary Movies' Pop-Up Gives You Nightmares By Putting You Inside Horror Classics

Have you ever WANTED to be grabbed by Freddy Krueger? Here's your chance!

27 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

27 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

Corgis, pottymouth puppets and festivals celebrating tacos, beer and Scandinavian culture are on tap.

LA Is Getting A New Music Festival With An All-Female Lineup

LA Is Getting A New Music Festival With An All-Female Lineup

Because the other music festivals can't get it together.

This Epic Aretha Franklin Documentary Is Finally Getting Released, Decades Later

This Epic Aretha Franklin Documentary Is Finally Getting Released, Decades Later

The film's producer explains why it wasn't finished back in the 1970s.

Kanye Will Hold His Own Easter Service At Coachella, Because Kanye

Kanye Will Hold His Own Easter Service At Coachella, Because Kanye

Kanye West's messiah complex is leveling up with a Coachella version of a Sunday Service.

This LA Scientist Went To Antarctica And Brought Back Dinosaurs

This LA Scientist Went To Antarctica And Brought Back Dinosaurs

Antarctica's dinosaurs have made it to L.A.

The Votes Are In: Hollywood Writers Want More Restrictions On Their Agents

The Votes Are In: Hollywood Writers Want More Restrictions On Their Agents

Here's what it all means, and what could come next.

18 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

18 Awesome Things To Do In Southern California This Week

The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater celebrates its 60th anniversary. There's a plant-based pop-up dinner, a comedy show in an ice cream shop and a Talking Heads dance party.

How The 'Us' Composer Used Silence, Children's Voices And Gibberish To Terrify You

How The 'Us' Composer Used Silence, Children's Voices And Gibberish To Terrify You

Michael Abels has been composing music since he was a kid, but he didn't score a film until he was in his 50s, when Jordan Peele hired him for "Get Out."

Essay: How A $3 Zumba Studio Made Koreatown Feel Like Home

Essay: How A $3 Zumba Studio Made Koreatown Feel Like Home

Despite Koreatown's overabundance of 24-hour food and underground karaoke, the one thing I couldn't find was a place to exercise within walking distance from my home.

City Of STEM Kicks Off A Month-Long Science Festival With Bill Nye, Marvel, & More

City Of STEM Kicks Off A Month-Long Science Festival With Bill Nye, Marvel, & More
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Bill Nye at 2018's City of STEM (City of STEM) Trying to get your kid interested in a career in STEM? Well, don't let Barbie do all the work. The City of STEM Launch Event, along with a month...

25 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

25 Of The Coolest Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

With a noir film fest, a Latin food festival, a mini-version of Comic-Con and the return of community-centered storytelling series Unheard LA, your weekend is packed.

Essay: Like Many Kids I Dreamed Of Being Vin Scully. And Guess What...

Essay: Like Many Kids I Dreamed Of Being Vin Scully. And Guess What...

For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of becoming the next Vin Scully.

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.

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