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From slapstick comedy to snooty stoicism, British television is a soothing escape from troubled times. Plus all those great accents.
Netflix’s “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak” debuted as the coronavirus outbreak started to grow. The makers speak out about their prescient docuseries.
The coronavirus took their day jobs in Hollywood, so costumers turned to making masks to meet a shortage of protective clothing among medical workers.
A tribute to Patricia Bosworth, who died of complications from COVID-19. The actress and biographer of Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando was 86.
Patricia Bosworth, an actor who went on to chronicle lives including Jane Fonda’s, Marlon Brando’s and her own, died from coronavirus. She was 86.
The week’s essential arts news in one newsletter, including a photographic portfolio of 5 L.A. artists and Patti Lupone’s basement tours
Beyond business meetings and quarantine cocktail parties Zoom turns out to be an excellent video game platform. Students at the USC Game School have been leading the way in creating games.
To help musicians who have lost jobs, the April 7 stream of ‘Full Pink Moon: Opera Povera in Quarantine’ includes Pauline Oliveros’ ‘The Lunar Opera.’
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In his first in-depth interview as Academy Museum director, Bill Kramer talks budget, construction time lines and, most important, what you’ll see inside.
With theaters closed, galleries shut and concerts canceled, the arts community is rallying to help its own. Here are places providing financial support.
Our critic virtually joins Zubin Mehta conducting “Nessun Dorma,” Gustavo Dudamel chatting and Jeffrey Kehane delivering an eloquent “America the Beautiful.”
Our culture watch list includes Harry and Meghan’s cellist, a “Putnam County Spelling Bee” reunion, Yiddish song and a street-artist show down under.
Patti LuPone’s videos on Twitter are medicine to fans: “I live for Patti on a normal day, but the joy she fills me with is especially vital right now.”
Alan Nakagawa is asking the public for haiku about life in the era of coronavirus. He’s making a sound collage for the Orange County Museum of Art.
J. Paul Getty Trust grants for L.A. arts organizations will range from $25,000 to $200,000. A separate artist fellowship grant will be repurposed to provide support to artists
Playwrights at Skylight Theatre and 24 Hour Plays are taking inspiration from the virus that has temporarily shut down the theater industry.
  1. These tips for perfectly cooked pasta will give you the best pantry meals, including this easy spaghetti carbonara recipe with only three ingredients.
  1. “The Last of Us Part 2,” a game, in part, about the breakdown of society due to the spread of a highly contagious virus, has been delayed indefinitely by Sony Interactive Entertainment -- despite the success of ‘Animal Crossing’ and more games in coronavirus quarantine.
  1. Beach Boys member Mike Love has listed his estate in Rancho Santa Fe for $8.65 million. Also: Shia LaBeouf has bought a home in Pasadena, and the former Miami home of LeBron James has resurfaced for sale.
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