Entertainment & Arts


Halsey spoke for many when she tweeted, “I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system.”

Addressing the court for the first time in two years, pop star Britney Spears was candid and emotional at her conservatorship hearing Wednesday.

Alexandra Huynh of Sacramento was recently chosen to be the second national youth poet laureate. The 18-year-old is dedicated to social change.

Bravo’s glittery reality franchise has always encouraged competitive consumption. But cast members’ financial ‘smoke and mirrors’ can lead to trouble.

Britney Spears is appearing in court today for the first time in years. Will she request that her decade-plus conservatorship be terminated?


Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters announce a July concert at the Forum. With California reopened, guests will self-attest as to their vaccination status.

Dozens of protesters gathered outside Agoura Hills’ Canyon Club concert venue, where Foo Fighters held a full-capacity show only for vaccinated fans.

Warning: Justin Chang’s “return to the movies” essay is a tear-jerker. But you’ll laugh too as he revisits cinematic memories and ponders post-pandemic moviegoing.

After a brutal year of economic uncertainty, booksellers in L.A. are expecting a full recovery. But the June 15 reopening is reigniting safety concerns.

The new Orange County Museum of Art designed by Morphosis is three-quarters built. New director Heidi Zuckerman gives us a glimpse at what’s ahead.

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The L.A. Phil roars back with Gustavo Dudamel’s Pan-American Music Initiative, a revived Power to the People! festival and a new Gen X festival.

The experimental opera company behind ‘Sweet Land,’ ‘Hopscotch’ and ‘Invisible Cities’ turns the artistic director position into a cooperative.

Misogyny is a root cause of homophobia, but a famously LGBTQ-friendly city has just raised a monument to it. The cognitive dissonance of #MeTooMarilyn

Why composer Derrick Senam Eugene Skye changed his name from Derrick Spiva Jr. Also, a modern museum rises in Orange County, why white shows shouldn’t be rebooted with Latino casts, and more in this week’s arts newsletter.

‘Battle of the Vaccinated Bitches,’ Wild Up, Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat’ and an acclaimed solo show about the DACA experience: Plan your weekend here.

Off-black walls, African-inspired murals and comfortable vintage furnishings make Adrien Beard’s DTLA loft an inspiring place to hang. That’s the point. They call this fresh, unique style Neo Afro Eclectic.

  1. Seven new or recently updated hotels in Santa Barbara County, an easy-drive destination for beach, biking and wine-tasting vacations.

  1. Sunset Marquis hotel owner George Rosenthal is asking $38 million for his 180-acre retreat in Malibu complete with a 12,000-square-foot hacienda and vineyard.