arts and entertainment

Eddie Murphy left enduring mark on 'SNL'

In June of 1982, NBC held a lunch in Los Angeles to publicize its then 7-year-old series, "Saturday Night Live," which had all but died two years earlier, when the producer chosen to succeed creator Lorne Michaels, Jean Doumanian, had presided over a disastrous season.

Winter solstice 2019

For six months now, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere -- but that's about to reverse itself.

Trump set for Christmas at Mar-a-Lago

Freshly impeached and eager for vindication, President Donald Trump decamps Friday for warmer climes: a two-week-long stint at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida haven, which this Christmas will act as the crucible for his defense.

What you probably didn't know about 'Jingle Bells'

Christmas is just around the corner. This year, instead of jumping into endless political conversations at the dinner table, try throwing some Christmas knowledge at your family. The surprising history of one of America's most beloved Christmas songs,

IMAX had its best year yet

Hollywood is hurting with a down year at the box office. Instead of going to traditional theaters, many moviegoers are streaming from the comfort of their couches. But IMAX still had its best year yet in 2019.

Trump in 2008: It'd be 'wonderful' if Pelosi impeached Bush over Iraq

President Donald Trump has fulminated over House Democrats' impeachment efforts -- and repeatedly taken aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- though in 2008, he suggested it would have been "a wonderful thing" had the speaker pursued impeachment against then-President George W. Bush over the Iraq War.

From Instagram to TikTok: How social media evolved this decade

Shortly after midnight Pacific time on October 6, 2010, a new app built by a small team went live on Apple's App Store. Right away, they noticed people abroad signing up for the app, called Instagram; by 6 a.m. the startup was so overwhelmed with traffic that its servers reportedly melted down.

'Parasite' looks poised to make history in this year's awards race

Awards chatter tends to focus on the usual big names, but some of the most excited current speculation in film circles surrounds "Parasite," a South Korean movie quietly piling up the sort of accolades that could position it to be a major, potentially history-making player in this year's race.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine sentenced to 2 years

Tekashi 6ix9ine, the flamboyant Brooklyn rapper who carried out a series of violent crimes before informing on his former gang associates, was sentenced to 2 years in prison on Wednesday.

YouTube burnout is real; creators are struggling to cope

For eight years, Kati Morton, a mental health expert, has used YouTube to discuss sensitive issues ranging from eating disorders to anxiety. But Morton's own well-being took a hit from the demands of her work on the platform.

Welcome to your thirties, 'The Simpsons'

Seems like just yesterday that a five-member family from Evergreen Terrace moved into America's television neighborhood, but, in fact, it was 30 years ago this week that