Entertainment & Arts


The actor, once known for romantic comedies, has taken on darker roles of late — including as a potentially dangerous version of himself in HBO’s “The Undoing.”

TV highlights for Nov. 29-Dec. 5 include a “Masterpiece” retrospective plus holiday specials with Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton and BTS.

Why Katee Sackhoff cried as she brought Bo-Katan Kryze to life on ‘The Mandalorian,’ plus her backstory questions and how she practiced that key line.

Holiday Movies

2020: Just sayin’ — the year doesn’t automatically bring to mind happy thoughts as we head into the home stretch. But with films featuring Viola Davis and a Black Pixar star, this holiday season’s film releases may provide some comfort and, possibly, reasons to be thankful.

Moviegoing will be different this Thanksgiving, but with high quality titles set for release and coming soon there’s still plenty of things to be grateful about.

“Saturday Night Live” axed musical guest Morgan Wallen in October after he was caught partying mask-free. Now the country artist is booked for Dec. 5.

While so many people will do Thanksgiving on Zoom this year, I’m going cold turkey on digital connection and finding other ways to honor those I miss.

Reggaeton star Bad Bunny didn’t perform at Sunday’s American Music Awards after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. His rep says he’s ‘OK.’

As if this holiday season wasn’t surreal enough: Alex Prager’s hyper-real sculptural installation at LACMA memorializes the office holiday party.

An L.A.-based social media company had planned to host a party for influencers that health experts say doesn’t follow state safety protocols for COVID-19.

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Broadway musicals, including ‘Jagged Little Pill’ and ‘Hamilton,’ are back for a day in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This week’s offerings: Jefferson Mays’ “Christmas Carol,” Patrick Stewart and Ruth Negga reciting Shakespeare sonnets, plus “Nurse Heroes Live!”

The stage director and spiritual seeker of “My Dinner With Andre” ruminates on his life and old age in his first book, “This Is Not My Memoir.”

Arnold Schoenberg’s sacrilegious “Pierrot Lunaire” foretold a distortion of reality that has never left us.

Social media platform Parler looks like it was designed by a pharmaceutical firm and sounds like a symphony composed of one note: conspiracy theory.

Our plague year is an opportunity to see, at last, one of the hidden truths of America’s founding: the great suffering of the Native people.

Looking for socially distanced things to do this holiday weekend? Here’s a list, including some sights to enjoy from the safety of your car.

L.A. Phil earns two nominations for its Ives symphony cycle, and a UCLA professor and student choir also score Grammy love in classical categories.

  1. Do the scent of pine and twinkling lights give you a boost? Shop for Christmas trees at these family-run tree lots.

  1. Black Friday shoppers line up in stores and bombard retailers’ websites to snag a Sony Playstation 5 or an Xbox Series X by rival Microsoft Corp.

  1. In Britain, experts say sales are surging because ultra-wealthy city dwellers are willing to spend big for country sunshine and bucolic settings.