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  • Women take control in 'Game of Thrones' season finale

    Women take control in 'Game of Thrones' season finale

    Was there ever such a reckoning? The Season 6 finale of “Game of Thrones” was the hour (and 10 minutes) in which the women of Westeros began, with great method and no mercy, to settle all family business. To be sure, the “ice and fire” parentage of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was the single biggest...

  • MOCA announces Doug Aitken exhibition for fall

    MOCA announces Doug Aitken exhibition for fall

    Multimedia artist Doug Aitken will take over the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s cavernous Geffen Contemporary this fall — and the event promises to be a Happening. On Monday, MOCA is expected to announce “Doug Aitken: Electric Earth,” a sweeping survey exhibition opening Sept. 10. With...

  • Passion, politics and Prince: How the BET Awards captured a moment

    Passion, politics and Prince: How the BET Awards captured a moment

    The list of things you’ll encounter when watching the BET Awards and no other awards show is a long one, and of course it begins with black people speaking without interference to one another on national television. In the era of #OscarsSoWhite, it was a beautiful thing, indeed, to see actor Jesse...

  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'BrainDead' on CBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'BrainDead' on CBS

      SERIES So You Think You Can Dance Young dancers compete to make the top 10. Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe are the judges with host Cat Deeley. 8 p.m. Fox Kids BBQ Championship The final three junior chefs compete in the unscripted series’ season finale. 8 p.m. Food Network The Fosters...

  • Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar open the BET Awards with a rebellious performance

    Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar open the BET Awards with a rebellious performance

    If Beyoncé’s “Formation” video was all about the proverbial water rising, then she turned the faucets on again for her introduction to the BET Awards on Sunday. In a powerful, politically and aesthetically charged opening number at the awards, Beyoncé joined Kendrick Lamar for a performance of...

  • 'Outlander' recap: Captain Randall takes a wife

    'Outlander' recap: Captain Randall takes a wife

    There’s an episode of “The Simpsons” that features a bunch of the kids watching their favorite cartoon, “Itchy & Scratchy.” In the cartoon, Itchy and Scratchy are on their way to a fireworks factory but get distracted from their (awesome) destination. Eventually, so frustrated by the turn of events,...

  • A formidable Lil Wayne leads a celebratory hip-hop showcase at the BET Experience

    A formidable Lil Wayne leads a celebratory hip-hop showcase at the BET Experience

    When Lil Wayne finally came onstage to close the BET Experience’s Saturday night showcase at Staples Center, he wore a bright pink sweatshirt and shorts emblazoned with a simple message: “Know Yourself.” That was apt advice for a rapper who many fans briefly feared was on death’s door just a few...

  • Wiz Khalifa still rankled by Twitter feud with Kanye West

    Wiz Khalifa still rankled by Twitter feud with Kanye West

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa says that he hasn’t entirely gotten over the feud that erupted between him and Kanye West earlier this year after West misunderstood a tweet he had posted. “He apologized,” Khalifa told the New York radio program the Breakfast Club on Friday morning. “I wouldn’t necessarily say...

  • Kanye West's 'Famous' premiere is only skin-deep

    Kanye West's 'Famous' premiere is only skin-deep

    When you’re Kanye West, a music video is not just a music video, it’s a “visual.” And a premiere for your “visual” is not just a small-screen event, it’s a ticketed spectacle at a Los Angeles arena in front of thousands. On Friday, fans braved the 110 and 405 freeways at rush hour to get to the...

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