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  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: AMC's 'Hell on Wheels'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: AMC's 'Hell on Wheels'

    SERIES Angel From Hell The comedy starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson airs its final episodes. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet Dr. Dee and her husband Ken host a clinic in a town with a population of 107 in the season premiere of the unscripted series. 8 p.m. Animal Planet Syfy Presents:...

  • Bob Law drawings find poignancy in simplicity

    Bob Law drawings find poignancy in simplicity

    The six paintings and 12 drawings in “Bob Law: 1959-2001” take visitors to the simplest of times and the most basic of places: right here and right now. That’s the beauty of the British minimalist’s works at Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Beverly Hills. The art bets everything on your capacity to understand...

  • At 'Ken Price: Drawings,' life's little details in broad strokes

    At 'Ken Price: Drawings,' life's little details in broad strokes

    “Ken Price: Drawings” is an intimate affair, despite the number of works in the exhibition (35), the number of rooms it fills (five) and the years it covers (1969 to 2011). Everything at Matthew Marks Gallery in Beverly Hills gives infectious form to Price’s fascination with details and the wide-eyed...

  • The 'Game of Thrones' panel at SDCC had tons of love for Hodor, but no real surprises

    The 'Game of Thrones' panel at SDCC had tons of love for Hodor, but no real surprises

    “Probably the best thing about that panel was Hodor.” So said one of the 6,000 fans streaming out of the packed Hall H panel for HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” one of the hottest tickets at the San Diego Comic-Con. But what can you expect from a “Game of Thrones” panel that is a full 18 months from the...

  • 'Harry Potter' director (and Comic-Con newbie) David Yates talks 'Fantastic Beasts'

    'Harry Potter' director (and Comic-Con newbie) David Yates talks 'Fantastic Beasts'

    Every year at Comic-Con, fans dressed as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger can be seen walking the convention floor in their wizard robes. But surprisingly, the man who directed the last four movies in the “Harry Potter” franchise has never actually been to the convention. This year, though, David...

  • An artist's imposing new monument at Echo Park Lake honors Angelenos killed in violent crimes

    An artist's imposing new monument at Echo Park Lake honors Angelenos killed in violent crimes

    The area around Echo Park Lake is known for its iconic sites. There is the lake itself, its exuberant fountain and the Art Deco statue on the north end that’s informally known as “The Lady of the Lake.” Now there is another: A monumental installation evoking a brutalist pergola by Mexican artist...

  • A celebrated production of 'Cabaret' returns to its seductive ways

    A celebrated production of 'Cabaret' returns to its seductive ways

    The time is always right for a production of “Cabaret.” Its slinky songs will seduce an audience in nothing flat, and its story, about the world slipping into brutality while people aren’t paying attention, bears perpetual repeating. Add that the musical is marking its 50th anniversary and we have...

  • L.A. Soul Music Festival founder says this weekend's inaugural event is just the beginning

    L.A. Soul Music Festival founder says this weekend's inaugural event is just the beginning

    Launching a new music festival in Los Angeles is a massive undertaking for any promoter. It’s an even bigger challenge for one that’s new to the city. Last year that was Mark Douglas. The chief executive of Airborne Tickets had relocated to L.A. after spending two decades in the Bay Area producing...

  • 'The Great British Baking Show'

    'The Great British Baking Show'

    “The Great British Baking Show” (PBS); Mary Berry interview on “Larry King Now” (Ora/Hulu). Things have been so crazy lately  that it was only yesterday that I learned we are in the middle of PBS’ broadcast of the current season of “The Great British Baking Show,” the loveliest of all cooking competitions....

  • TV This Week, July 24-30: 'Tallulah' and more

    TV This Week, July 24-30: 'Tallulah' and more

      SUNDAY Fans of everything from the hit musical “Hamilton” to the animated sci-fi comedy “Rick & Morty” will have their voices heard at the “2016 MTV Fandom Awards.” 8 p.m. MTV The docu-special “The Rise and Fall of El Chapo” profiles the incarcerated Mexican drug lord formerly known as the fugitive...

  • 'Don't Worry Baby' takes high road in father-son paternity sweepstakes

    'Don't Worry Baby' takes high road in father-son paternity sweepstakes

    The terrific young actor John Magaro, so good in David Chase’s little-seen “Not Fade Away,” again brings his A-game to “Don’t Worry Baby,” a bittersweet indie comedy that marks an impressive feature writing-directing debut for Julian Branciforte.  The film’s high-concept story, one that in past...

  • 'Indian Point' sagely examines the nuclear power debate from all sides

    'Indian Point' sagely examines the nuclear power debate from all sides

    In a world where unabashed advocacy documentaries are thick on the land, Ivy Meeropol's expert "Indian Point," an evenhanded look at the issues surrounding nuclear power, is a welcome exception. With no end in sight to global energy demands, questions about nuclear's place as a possible solution...

  • Richard Prince show plays more like a fan tribute than art exhibition

    Richard Prince show plays more like a fan tribute than art exhibition

    People often say that we get the politicians we deserve. If that’s also true of art exhibitions, “Richard Prince: The Douglas Blair Turnbaugh Collection (1977-1988)” paints an unflattering picture of what people want in a culture that no longer understands the difference between public and private...

  • Skrillex and Rick Ross deliver an IMAX-sized rap cut for the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack

    Skrillex and Rick Ross deliver an IMAX-sized rap cut for the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack

    Rick Ross has the largest single-family home in Georgia, and now he’s got a new single with Skrillex that’s big enough to fill every last room of it. The two collaborated on the new single “Purple Lamborghini,” a centerpiece of the upcoming “Suicide Squad” soundtrack released today via Zane Lowe’s...

  • The fifth 'Ice Age' cometh, but feel free to misseth

    The fifth 'Ice Age' cometh, but feel free to misseth

    Fourteen years after the first “Ice Age” animated film was a hit, the fifth installment in the franchise, “Ice Age: Collision Course,” rolls into theaters. Is it inevitable? Yes, 2012's “Ice Age: Continental Drift” was the highest-grossing animated film that year. Is it necessary? Absolutely not....

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