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First look at ‘Steven Universe’s’ brand new Homeworld Gem


Watch out Crystal Gems, a brand new face from the Homeworld is invading Beach City the world of “Steven Universe.” But don’t worry, we have all the details.

'Bright Star' at the Ahmanson: Bluegrass, tears and a big, vacuous smile


As one theatergoer’s bliss is another theatergoer’s cornball, let’s accentuate the positive before delving into the negative of a show that reveals just how thin the line is between hokey and charming.


Exclusive: Hear Joe Henry's poetically (and politically) motivated 14th studio album 'Thrum'

He’s about to release his 14th solo album. He’s also produced dozens more for a roster of artists that reads like a who’s who of American rock, R&B, folk, blues and jazz. But only now is Joe Henry ready to go public with the secret he’s…


Monday's TV highlights: 'The Brave' on NBC

The Big Bang Theory Penny and Leonard (Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki) receive secret tips on how to handle Sheldon (Jim Parsons), while Amy (Mayim Bialik) starts working on a project with Wolowitz (Simon Helberg). Kunal Nayyar also stars in…


Bernie Grundman wants to change the way you hear music — for the better

“A mechanical tool is following an intricate signal.”

Sunday, Oct 22



'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' leads a lackluster box office

Newcomers dominated the box office this weekend as Lionsgate's comedy "Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" and Warner Bros.' sci-fi spectacle "Geostorm" debuted in the top two spots.


Indie Focus: The unexpected with 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer,' 'Wonderstruck' and 'Jane'

Hello, I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.


A masterpiece of Baroque painting, missing for more than a century, is hiding somewhere in L.A.

Los Angeles Times

A lost 18th century masterpiece by Miguel Cabrera has been hiding in Los Angeles for 60 years.

L.A. movie openings, Oct. 25-27

This week’s wide releases are George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” starring Matt Damon, “Thank You for Serving,” with Miles Teller, “ the “Saw” sequel “Jigsaw” and Blake Lively in “All I See is You.” “Novitiate” and “The Square” highlight the…

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Oct. 22-29: 'Forever Flamenco' and more

Forever Flamenco Leilah Broukhim returns; with dancer Manuel Gutierrez, et al. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A. Sun., 8 p.m. $30-$50. (323) 663-1525.

The week ahead in L.A. theater, Oct. 22-29: 'Mateluna,' 'End of the Rainbow' and more


Capsule reviews are by Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.), Charles McNulty (C.M.), Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.) and David C. Nichols (D.C.N.) Compiled by Matt Cooper.

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Oct. 22-29: Berlioz, Philip Glass and more


Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti leads the orchestra in Brahms’ Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 7:30 p.m. $54-$162. (323) 850-2000.


38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment

Los Angeles Times

He prowled the streets of Manhattan looking for attractive young women, usually in their early 20s, sometimes college students, on occasion a high schooler. He approached them in Central Park, standing in line at a bank or drug store or at…

Saturday, Oct 21


Bill O'Reilly paid $32 million harassment settlement before signing new Fox News contract

Los Angeles Times

Fired Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim just before he signed his last contract with Fox News.

In 'Cagney' the musical, Hollywood's tough guy tap dances

James Cagney is remembered best for playing tough-talking gangsters in Warner Bros. movies in the 1930s and ’40s, which, according to “Cagney,” a loving and cartoonish small-scale bio-musical playing at the El Portal Theatre in North…


How Harvey Weinstein used his fashion business as a pipeline to models

Los Angeles Times

Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, best known for his film career, built a lucrative fashion business that included the TV show "Project Runway." Now, more than 10 fashion models have accused Weinstein of a wide range of sexual…


Jordan Nassar at Anat Ebgi: Palestinian cross-stitch art as boundary-breaker

Palestinian American Jordan Nassar's first solo show in L.A. is politically charged and impassioned, touching not only on ethnic identity but also gender: a man claiming his place within a traditionally women's art form.

Dinh Q. Lê at Shoshana Wayne Gallery: Unspooling the horrors of Vietnam

Photo montages and weavings on view in Santa Monica explore how history - and identity - become fragmented and distorted, just like memory.


New video: 'Girls Trip' is one of the year's happiest surprises

New on Blu-ray; “Girls Trip” (Universal DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98; also available on VOD)

Did You Hear ...? Harvey Weinstein never ends, Johnny Depp sues and more from the week in entertainment

An “old dinosaur” continued to fall, a group of women got real, an attorney asked for forgiveness, a movie star sued his attorney, stars raised money and a pop star explained his year off. Here’s all that news and more from this week in…


Overrated/Underrated: The ugly loop of 'Rick and Morty' and its secret sauce, and 'Sky Music' honors a master

Katherine Hahn in ‘I Love Dick’: “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway’s latest series for Amazon has its flaws, but there’s no denying the impression made by Hahn at the center of the series. A mess of clumsy neuroses and raw desire, her…


Voices of the City: YouTube diva Vidya Vox is busy in L.A. mixing Indian ragas, hip-hop and dance music

Vidya Vox, a mash-up singer of Western electronic dance music and Indian ragas, loaded her crew into cars and ventured into the desert with sun visors from a 99-cent store. The YouTube star was shooting a new video and had packed an array…


Everyone is outraged over sexual harassment, but will this moment bring real change?

Last year, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price decided to cancel “Good Girls Revolt” barely a month after its debut. Set in 1969, the partially fact-based drama followed a group of women journalists fighting for equal opportunity and fending…


'Stranger Things' star Finn Wolfhard leaves APA as his agent is fired amid claims of sexual assault and harassment

The Los Angeles-based talent agency APA fired Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham on Friday following allegations that he sexually assaulted and harassed multiple young men in the industry, prompting one of his top clients to leave the firm.


Essential Arts & Culture: Kusama-palooza, Getty Center's birthday, censored Hollywood public art

At the Broad, it’s all about infinity. A key Los Angeles institution marks two decades of existence. And a work by Erika Rothenberg in Hollywood is censored in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff…


Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Life' on Starz

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Following a reunion, Dirk, Todd and Farah (Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Jade Eshete) begin investigating their case — or at least, what Dirk believes is the case — when some bizarre clues lead to the…


London Film Festival emphasizes inclusion and female directors


The recently concluded BFI London Film Festival put a strong focus on inclusion and equal representation — particularly female filmmakers.

Friday, Oct 20


Mirga meets an old master at Disney Hall


When Gidon Kremer has a farsighted cause, it is wise to pay close attention. Over an uncompromising half-century career, the Latvian violinist and one of the last of the legendary artists to come out of the Soviet Russia music education…

Former actress says Harvey Weinstein forced her to touch his genitals: 'This was how things work in Hollywood'

Former actress Heather Kerr said Friday that she too was a victim of Harvey Weinstein, charging that the now-disgraced film mogul sexually assaulted her during a business meeting in 1989.