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The story behind the MCU's first Black Captain America
Heading into the finale of "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," we dig into the comic book history behind its tale of race and superheroes in America.
Review: It doesn't skimp on gore, but the new 'Mortal Kombat' movie is no flawless victory
MORTAL KOMBAT!!! A blood-slicked reminder that, in arcade fighter games and Hollywood blockbusters alike, no fatality is ever truly permanent.
Madonna's daughter Lola Leon opens up about how she is (and isn't) just like us
Madonna is her mother. Timothée Chalamet was her first boyfriend. Lourdes Leon, a.k.a. Lola, talked to Vanity Fair about growing up famous.
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Review: There was more to Tiny Tim than tiptoeing through the tulips
The documentary "Tiny Tim: King for a Day," featuring diary excerpts read by "Weird Al" Yankovic, shows the eccentric performer as an outsider and archivist.
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L.A.'s live stage is back this weekend: 24 picks for culture
L.A.'s scrappy Pacific Opera Project performs for an outdoor audience at Heritage Square. Streaming this weekend: "Rock of Ages" and an "ER" reunion.
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Theater gets its weird back. How REDCAT and CAP UCLA shows celebrate the offbeat
A James Baldwin-William F. Buckley Jr. debate is fodder for a REDCAT presentation, and CAP UCLA's "Plastic Bag Store: The Film" mixes gravity with whimsy.
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Music's best podcast stars a self-taught know-it-all talking about George Jones. For 30 hours
Season two of Tyler Mahan Coe's "Cocaine & Rhinestones" podcast focuses on country great George Jones: "His chest cavity glowed with so much air."
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Blake Bailey, biographer of Philip Roth, hit with new sexual misconduct allegation
Two women have now accused Blake Bailey of nonconsensual sex. The "Philip Roth: The Biography" writer has been fired by agent, paused by publisher.
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Producers Guild forms task force and institutes training to tackle Hollywood bullying
The Producers Guild of America announced measures to tackle bullying in Hollywood in the wake of allegations of workplace abuse by Scott Rudin.
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Looking for Oscar pool help? Here's what the smart money says
For amusement purposes only, here's a look at the odds-on picks to win the 2021 Oscars.
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Review: Ed Helms and Patti Harrison make a perfect platonic match in 'Together Together'
Ed Helms and Patti Harrison star in 'Together Together,' about a middle-aged man and the young woman he hires as a gestational surrogate.
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What's on TV Friday: 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' on HBO
What's on TV tonight, Friday, April 23: "A Black Lady Sketch Show" returns for a new season on HBO; "Romeo and Juliet" on the PBS series "Great Performances" and more.
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With 'Godzilla vs. Kong' and 'Tom & Jerry,' HBO Max adds 2.7 million subscribers in first quarter
AT&T's big bet, HBO Max, showed small but steady growth.
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Hilary Duff fans, rejoice: She'll lead new show 'How I Met Your Father' on Hulu
Hilary Duff will star as Sophie in Hulu's "How I Met Your Father," a new series inspired by CBS' long-running hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."
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Comedian Eric Andre says he was racially profiled at Atlanta airport: 'Be careful'
Comedian Eric Andre said he was stopped by two white officers and subjected to a 'random' drug search while he was the only person of color in line.
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How does the Getty battle bugs? Squirrel-hair dusters and dental picks, for starters
The wrath of the webbing clothes moth. During the yearlong COVID-19 closure, the Getty devoted more than 6,000 hours to eradicating this one insect.
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In 2021, the complicated lives of Black music legends power Oscar's acting noms
Viola Davis, Andra Day, Chadwick Boseman and Leslie Odom Jr. will vie for Oscars for their portrayals of Black jazz and soul musicians.
How a journalist unraveled a gory founding myth of the Pacific Northwest
Blaine Harden grew up on the story of the "Whitman Massacre" as a foundation myth of the Pacific Northwest. In "Murder at the Mission," he debunks it.
How the men of Bloom Homie are redefining masculinity in L.A. — and beyond
Under the name Bloom Homie, three L.A.-area friends launched an Instagram page to give masculinity a detox. Now, they're expanding their reach.
A groundbreaking sitcom finds the ideal target: white people's love of a made-up past
Peacock's "Rutherford Falls" stars Ed Helms as a good man with a big blind spot: He believes history is to be celebrated rather than examined.
Review: Anna Kendrick is lost, and found, in space in smart sci-fi 'Stowaway'
Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim and Shamier Anderson star in the Netflix sci-fi thriller "Stowaway."
Barack Obama has some advice for young activists: 'be clear and strategic'
Former President Obama joined filmmaker Ava DuVernay for a conversation about "A Promised Land," his legacy and activism during a Book Club event.
What's on TV Thursday: 'Station 19'; Greta Thunberg on PBS
What's on TV tonight, Thursday, April 22: "Station 19" on ABC; "Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World" on PBS
Roderick Sykes, co-founder of L.A. Black art enclave St. Elmo Village, dies
Roderick Sykes lived for five decades in the Mid-City community he co-founded, an early gathering place for founders of Black Lives Matter.
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'His life, it mattered': George Floyd's brother speaks on Derek Chauvin verdict
In a "Good Morning America" interview, Philonise Floyd described how he felt when Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering his brother, George Floyd.
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Hugh Jackman says 'Music Man' team is 'rebuilding' after Scott Rudin's departure
In a much-anticipated statement, 'The Music Man' star Hugh Jackman addresses the Scott Rudin fallout. Not everyone is happy with the actor's response.
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How to watch former President Obama and Ava DuVernay at the L.A. Times Book Club
Former President Barack Obama and filmmaker Ava DuVernay discuss "A Promised Land" at the L.A. Times Community Book Club.
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Chrissy Teigen says Meghan is 'so kind' — and doesn't get why anyone thinks otherwise
Chrissy Teigen tells Andy Cohen she doesn't get why people act like Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is "malicious." She's just kind, Teigen says.
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Disney, Sony announce pact for Sony movies
The arrangement covers Sony library movies as well as theatrical releases beginning with the 2022 slate.
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L.A'.s Bigg Chill shuts down fake news that Demi Lovato donated $100,000 after feud
The Bigg Chill hasn't heard from singer Demi Lovato after she issued a "sorry, not sorry" apology for blasting the L.A. frozen-yogurt shop on Instagram.
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