Articles in the “arts” category

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.

25 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This MLK Weekend

25 Awesome Events Happening in Southern California This MLK Weekend

From parades and festivals to service opportunities, you can honor Martin Luther King Jr. this long weekend. There's also a queer Lakers viewing party, a found footage fest, a ghost hunt and a birthday party for Ben Franklin.

Carol Channing Dies At 97. Watch Her Give A Tour Through '60s Los Angeles

Carol Channing Dies At 97. Watch Her Give A Tour Through '60s Los Angeles

The legend takes you from Wilshire Boulevard to the Chinese Theatre (with some culturally insensitive "jokes" along the way).

20 Awesome Happenings In Southern California This Week

20 Awesome Happenings In Southern California This Week

Take your pick of film screenings and Q&As. In the OC, there's a cheese and charcuterie party. And Joshua Johnson explores California politics.

Why Don't Female Cinematographers Get Hired On Big Movies?

Why Don't Female Cinematographers Get Hired On Big Movies?

Only 4 percent of the cinematographers working on the highest-grossing movies were women last year, and that number hasn't improved in 20 years.

8 Of The Most Beloved Shows To Film At CBS Television City

8 Of The Most Beloved Shows To Film At CBS Television City

From the Carol Burnett Show to American Idol, plus a real-life romance on the studio lot.

23 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

23 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Weekend

The Drunk History Museum. A bookmobile fair. DineLA. A celebration of Selena. Hot toddies. A cinematic Shyamalan-A-Thon. Your weekend is calling...

Next Stage Theater Closed After Almost 30 Years In Hollywood

Next Stage Theater Closed After Almost 30 Years In Hollywood

Unlike other small theaters, they didn't charge up-and-coming actors to ply their craft.

20 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

20 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

Awards season is in full swing and you can reap the benefits with tons of free screenings and filmmaker Q&As.

Essay: Dear Millennials, Keep Slaying. A Note Of Thanks From Your Gen X Elder

Essay: Dear Millennials, Keep Slaying. A Note Of Thanks From Your Gen X Elder

I, for one, welcome you, our new millennial overlords, and your penchant for murdering products and industries that should have died long ago.

A Virtual Pub Crawl Of FX Show 'You're The Worst's' LA Bars And Restaurants

A Virtual Pub Crawl Of FX Show 'You're The Worst's' LA Bars And Restaurants

Come with us on our virtual pub crawl through the FXX show's real bars and (boozy) restaurants.

The 10 Best Mainstream Comic Books By LA Creators Right Now

The 10 Best Mainstream Comic Books By LA Creators Right Now

Superheroes, crime noir, witches, female digital world superheroes -- L.A.'s got it all.

21 Awesome Things To Do in Southern California This Weekend

21 Awesome Things To Do in Southern California This Weekend

Learn how to curl, meditate at a sound bath or run a new year's race to kick off those 2019 resolutions. Or just chill.

A Video Tribute To Bob Einstein Aka Super Dave Osborne Aka Marty Funkhouser

A Video Tribute To Bob Einstein Aka Super Dave Osborne Aka Marty Funkhouser

From Super Dave to Marty Funkhouser, 8 video clips of a comedy legend.

8 Amazing Bike Rides In Los Angeles

8 Amazing Bike Rides In Los Angeles

8 great rides that take place on roads that are entirely car-free or have light traffic -- and they work for folks of all fitness levels.

Let LAist Help You Pick A New Years Resolution

Let LAist Help You Pick A New Years Resolution

We picked your New Year's resolutions so you don't have to.

22 Awesome Things To Do In SoCal For NYE And Beyond

22 Awesome Things To Do In SoCal For NYE And Beyond

From decadent dinners to dance parties and family-friendly events, New Year's Eve features something for everyone.

18 Fabulous Things To Do This Pre-NYE Weekend In SoCal

18 Fabulous Things To Do This Pre-NYE Weekend In SoCal

Check out the ice cream scoop party at Humphry Slocombe's, offerings for International Bacon Day, Rose parade tastings and a pre-NYE party in Anaheim.

Samantha Bee Used Her Late-Night Money To Buy A House For Migrant Families

Samantha Bee Used Her Late-Night Money To Buy A House For Migrant Families

Her recent special -- "Christmas on I.C.E." -- was a perfect example of her signature blend of comedy and social activism.

A Gritty Los Angeles Co-Stars In Nicole Kidman's 'Destroyer'

A Gritty Los Angeles Co-Stars In Nicole Kidman's 'Destroyer'

The L.A. of "Destroyer" is one that's rarely seen on screen.

What Christmas In LA Looks Like Across Space And Time

What Christmas In LA Looks Like Across Space And Time

You're busy ripping open presents. We're busy ripping open the space-time continuum. Join us for a photo journey through the ages.

Street Artist Paints Graffiti Christmas Trees To Help LA's Homeless

Street Artist Paints Graffiti Christmas Trees To Help LA's Homeless

He wants to raise awareness -- and money for holiday gift bags.

18 Awesome Events Happening This Holiday Week in SoCal

18 Awesome Events Happening This Holiday Week in SoCal

There are many ways to celebrate (or not celebrate) the holidays whether you prefer the traditional (It's a Wonderful Life) or the not-so (a hot dog bar and a Kwanzaa rap battle).

Crenshaw Boulevard Is Getting A 1.3-Mile Artistic Tribute To Black LA

Crenshaw Boulevard Is Getting A 1.3-Mile Artistic Tribute To Black LA

These renderings show what the project that will line the Metro through Crenshaw will look like.

The 9 Best Podcasts Of 2018 That We Can't Stop Talking About

The 9 Best Podcasts Of 2018 That We Can't Stop Talking About

From a talking can of cola to a Mars experiment to women's pockets.

22 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Almost Holiday Weekend

22 Fabulous Things To Do In Southern California This Almost Holiday Weekend

Christmas is just around the corner. Take the edge off that holiday stress with Questlove, Tenacious D, a candlelight vigil at Nakatomi Plaza and some old school yule traditions.

The Best Things To Do On New Year's Eve In LA No Matter Who You Are

The Best Things To Do On New Year's Eve In LA No Matter Who You Are

From families to gamers, we found the event for you.

This Controversial Mural At A Koreatown School Will Stay Up After All

This Controversial Mural At A Koreatown School Will Stay Up After All

The mural depicts rays of sunlight which some community activists have likened to the Imperial Japanese Army's battle flag.

18 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

18 Fabulous Events Happening in Southern California This Week

Eat, drink and be merry with Jonathan Gold cocktails, Creole creations, benefit concerts and a rooftop screening of Brazil.

 A Brief History Of Emma Stone's Rise To Hollywood Prestige

A Brief History Of Emma Stone's Rise To Hollywood Prestige

She told us how she managed to get from teen comedies to Oscar contenders.

What Pee Cast Blast Learned From Podcast Festivals That Failed

What Pee Cast Blast Learned From Podcast Festivals That Failed

The secret: Stop trying to appeal to everyone.

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