"We need to be more vigilant than ever about what’s going on around us, and how it’s growing. Otherwise, history can repeat itself."
— Diane Ackerman

The Sunday Conversation: 'Zookeeper's Wife' author Diane Ackerman sees parallels between World War II and today

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In the months following the death of “his girls,” Todd Fisher has devoted most of his time to organizing a public memorial for the Hollywood icons.

Todd Fisher on how the Debbie Reynolds-Carrie Fisher public memorial became a musical revue

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“What looks like a hedonistic all night party is actually an exercise in radical self expression and camaraderie." -- Mikey Lion, DJ and co-founder of the Desert Hearts festival

Serving alcohol until 4 a.m. could be an answer for safer nightlife

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Despite some lukewarm reviews, "Beauty and the Beast" has grossed $690.3 million in total to date.

'Beauty's' in beast mode as it bests 'Power Rangers' at the box office

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“A lot of kids think cartooning is something that pours out of your hand and onto the page. But it’s a lot of work to look like that.”
- Daniel Clowes, creator of "Ghost World," “Patience” and “Wilson.”

'Wilson's' Daniel Clowes, patron saint of misfits and curmudgeons

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How Dan Stevens brought the Beauty and the Beast's Beast to life, plus more intel on the Prince's expanded prologue.

Dan Stevens channels his beastly side in 'Beauty and the Beast' prologue dance

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Beyonce's choreographer Frank Gatson talks about Chuck berry's legacy as a physical performer.

'It’s like "ratchet" dancing today': Famed choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. on Chuck Berry's moves

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The new Justice League trailer has The Flash, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Mera and new bat-jokes.

New 'Justice League' trailer brings Batman a bit of self-awareness

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“The U.S. indemnity program is vital to the museum community. It enables us to mount exhibitions that we might not otherwise be able to afford.”

- Palm Springs Art Museum's Alicia Thomas

L.A. without the NEA: How one little-known program saves museums millions

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“It would be great to start promoting women into filmmaking. To find women there who might want to do this as a career in the future and to help mentor them.”

Filmmaker Nancy Paton: 'Half the world is female and half male. It needs to be that in our films'

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The documentary "Muppet Guys Talking" offers an intimate look at working with Jim Henson on “Sesame Street” and “The Muppet Show,”

Frank Oz and the gang of ‘Muppet Guys Talking’ still pulling on their silly strings

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Immediately after Saturday's service, fans may walk to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ final resting place.

Everything to know about Saturday's public memorial for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

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Jake Gyllenhaal bravely -- foolishly? -- attempted to prove that he and Ryan Reynolds are friends in real life by calling during the taping of "Late Night."

Jake Gyllenhaal begs Ryan Reynolds to pick up the stupid phone already, man

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The late Chuck Berry's tunes made memorable appearances in “Back to the Future," "Home Alone," "Pulp Fiction" and more.

Chuck Berry wasn't just a god onstage — he was one onscreen too

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The arts aren’t a useless appendage that can be lopped off without inflicting serious damage. They are an essential part of our navigational equipment as a species.

Embattled and emboldened: Arts and culture in the age of Trump

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Who could possibly fill the tiny plastic shoes of the greatest fashion icon of all time?

Five reasons Rihanna should replace Amy Schumer in the new Barbie movie

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Kendrick Lamar's new Trump-trashing song “The Heart Part 4” is the rapper's strangest and most forceful installment yet.

Kendrick Lamar takes aim on new song: 'Donald Trump is a chump'

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"It’s happened before, and it started small. We need to be more vigilant than ever about what’s going on around us, and how it’s growing."

The Sunday Conversation: 'Zookeeper's Wife' author Diane Ackerman sees parallels between World War II and today

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