Arts & Entertainment

Why Hollywood often misses the mark when it comes to portraying disability

Amidst debate about Hollywood's need to be more inclusive of women and ethnic minorities, the disability community often finds itself left out of the discussion.

How the director of 'The Fits' made a quiet movie that says a lot

For her movie about a young girl’s coming of age, Anna Rose Holmer cast a girls dance troupe whose members had never acted in a movie.

Koreatown rapper Dumbfoundead tackles whitewashing in films

Korean-American rapper Jonathan Park, also known by his stage name Dumbfoundead, released a video for his new single “Safe,” confronting whitewashing in Hollywood

Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble aims to prove that music is a universal language

The world-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, is the subject of a new documentary about his Silk Road project. But the proudest moment of his long career might surprise you.

Who has Hollywood's leading role in California's presidential primary?

While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vie for support in the heavily Democratic industry, Republicans largely take a more circumspect approach with Donald Trump.

Steph Curry won't be on US Olympic basketball team in Rio

Curry says Monday in a statement that he has decided to pull out for "several factors — including recent ankle and knee injuries."

Ruff, ruff... Your dog wants popcorn

The Dog Film Festival hits L.A. this weekend, screening canine cinema classics for a mixed audience of humans and dogs.

Local Islamic center holds memorial for Muhammad Ali

People who knew the boxer and humanitarian will share stories about their time with him and pay tribute to his legacy.

Syrian teen's doc hits Cannes, Sundance, LA Film Fest

After her family fled to a refugee camp, she took a workshop in making videos. Her film about day-to-day life is now making the festival rounds.

Muhammad Ali's funeral to be held in Louisville, Kentucky

The former heavyweight champ will be buried on Friday in his hometown and tickets to the service will be available to the public.

Muhammad Ali, a life in pictures

From his days as Olympic champ Cassius Clay to his faith in Islam and his work as a peace activist, the extraordinary story of Muhammad Ali's life, told in images.

How Muhammad Ali Day became a holiday in LA

One electric day in 2002, the boxing champ visited L.A. City Council chambers — but it wasn't his first time the city had honored him.

A world without Muhammad Ali: reactions to a champion's death

Muhammad Ali was an international superstar, loved as much for his humanity and wit as for his boxing skills. Now he's being mourned by everyone from former foes to the president.

Boxer Muhammad Ali, 'the greatest of all time,' dies at 74

The man considered the greatest boxer of all time inspired millions by standing up for his principles during the 1960s, and by always entertaining — in the boxing ring and in front of a microphone.

George C. Wolfe's 'Shuffle Along' and the musical that 'electrified' 1920s New York

“Shuffle Along” was a massive commercial success in the 1920s, but the musical and its origins have been largely lost to Broadway history. Until now.

Hamiltunes LA is the ultimate singalong party for 'Hamilton' fans

The Clubhouse Theater in Los Feliz is thousands of miles from Broadway, but the crowd that gathers for the monthly "Hamilton" singalong is no less enthusiastic.