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“Networks should do this once a week” and other spicy thoughts on “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event”

“I beg you to please share your stories and to please be kind to those pouring their hearts out,” Chrissy Teigen wrote after losing a child with John Legend.

“This Is Us” adapted on the fly to COVID-19 and protests against racial injustice: “It almost felt irresponsible to not take on the moment,” says its creator.

Jeanise Jones, a grandmother who played Borat’s babysitter in the new “Borat” sequel, wasn’t in on the joke and was paid $3,600 for her role.

‘I’m always looking for people to play racist buffoons,’ Sacha Baron Cohen tweeted after Trump called him a ‘creep’ upon the new ‘Borat’ film’s release.

Jimmy Fallon, local authors and devoted regulars are rallying to help Once Upon a Time in Montrose — the country’s oldest kids’ bookstore — survive the pandemic that has destroyed so many small businesses.

This week’s lineup in the virtual Festival of Books 2020 features conversations with Natalie Portman, Kevin Kwan, Marlon James and Maria Hinojosa.

For the first time since COVID shutdowns, and the first time since retirement, former Times critic Kenneth Turan sees a movie, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” in a theater. Here’s what brought him back.

The Otis report underscored the devastating impact the health crisis has had on key drivers of Southern California’s entertainment economy.

Stephanie Wittels Wachs lost her brother, TV writer Harris Wittels, to an overdose; producer Jessica Cordova Kramer also lost a brother to addiction. Now they’ve paired up for a podcast, “Last Day,” that tackles society’s most deadly stigmas with humor and frankness.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have you hunkered down at home, but Scott Silven delivers a mesmerizing escape to Scotland in this immersive online theater piece.

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A conceptual TV news show infiltrates the city, popping up as stealth art in coffeehouses across L.A. The subject: Black life, past and present.

A Black & Decker drill, “Kraptonite” chains, multiroll storage that flaunts your hoard. Artists share inspirations for the Echo Park show “Under/Over.”

Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen are among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrates the best of the London stage

With little presence the past six months, the L.A. Phil has stepped up its game with recordings and Dudamel virtual Hollywood Bowl concerts.

Klein’s lamppost sculpture was moved without permission in 2017, now it’s back. Plus, museums at a crossroads in our weekly arts newsletter

Outdoor art that’s part of the Hammer and the Huntington’s “Made in L.A. 2020" quietly pops up in public spots around the city. Here’s where to look.

Hit a Day of the Dead celebration in L.A.'s Grand Park, drive-in music and comedy at the Rose Bowl or a kiddie delight at the Natural History Museum.

Our weekly list of online concerts, streaming theater productions, virtual art exhibitions and other cultural experiences for your viewing consideration.

Much more than simply increasing diversity, the task ahead will consist of rethinking the very ways in which museums are governed.

  1. ‘I felt it was important that viewers could tell by the silhouette that Batwoman was a Black girl,’ actress Javicia Leslie says of Batwoman’s new suit.

  1. A 19,000-square-foot mansion in Newport Coast just sold for $61 million, making it the priciest home sale in Orange County history.

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