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12 years later, Monsters University tells how it all began

12 years later, Monsters University tells how it all began

Mike Wazowski, voiced by Billy Crystal, goes to college with high hopes of graduating as a top-notch scarer. After 12 years, Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc” is releasing its prequel, “Monsters University.” Billy Crystal and John Goodman return to play Mike and Sulley, telling the story of how they became friends back in university days, that is, […]

Filmweek: World War Z, Monsters University, A Hijacking and more

Filmweek: World War Z, Monsters University, A Hijacking and more

Brad Pitt attends the “World War Z” New York Premiere on June 17, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images Larry and KPCC critics Wade Major, Henry Sheehan, and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including World War Z, Monsters University, A Hijacking and more. TGI-Filmweek! World War Z Monsters University A Hijacking […]

Interns fight back against working for free

Interns fight back against working for free

A student registers at a college career fair with jobs and internships.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images Warner Music Group is the latest company to be hit with a lawsuit by a former unpaid intern. Justin Henry filed a class action lawsuit against Warner on Monday alleging that he should have been paid for the four […]

Only children and ‘having it all’

Only children and ‘having it all’

Lauren Sandler’s “One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One” discusses what Sandler sees as the myth of “only child syndrome.” Can you tell if someone is an only child? Are you a parent who had a second child for the sake of your firstborn? In Lauren […]

The debate over the TCA’s 241 Toll Road extension, Round 2

The debate over the TCA’s 241 Toll Road extension, Round 2

From The Toll Roads website, the master plan for the 241 Toll Road. Five years after the Transit Corridor Authority failed in its attempt to win approval to connect it’s 241 Toll Road from the 91 Freeway in the Anaheim Hills to the Interstate 5 just south of San Clemente, the Orange County agency is […]

Snowden leaks include international spying during G20 summit

Snowden leaks include international spying during G20 summit

Edward Snowden talked to The Guardian newspaper about how American surveillance systems work and why he decided to reveal NSA files to the public.; Credit: The Guardian The G8 summit began today and Edward Snowden’s leaks have many world leaders concerned. According to The Guardian, Snowden has documents that show international spying during the 2009 […]

Military aid to Syria: Defense of democracy, slippery slope, or the tail wagging the dog?

Military aid to Syria: Defense of democracy, slippery slope, or the tail wagging the dog?

A Syrian rebel fighter belonging to the ‘Martyrs of Maaret al-Numan’ battalion holds a position on June 13, 2013 in the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan in front of the army base of Wadi Deif, down in the valley.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images The White House has announced plans to send military weapons to rebels in […]

Filmweek: Man of Steel, This is the End, The Bling Ring and more

Filmweek: Man of Steel, This is the End, The Bling Ring and more

Amy Adams and Henry Cavill attend the UK Premiere of ‘Man of Steel’ at Odeon Leicester Square on June 12, 2013 in London, England.; Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images KPCC critics Lael Loewenstein and Peter Rainer join guest host Patt Morrison to review this week’s releases, including Man of Steel, This is the End, The Bling […]

Fight brewing between film studios and theater owners over length of movie trailers

Fight brewing between film studios and theater owners over length of movie trailers

Do you love watching movie trailers or are too lengthy? On average, movie trailers are about 2 minutes and 30 seconds long. If the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) has its way, previews will start clocking in at just 2 minutes. Theater owners say they’ve been getting an earful from viewers telling them that […]

New library set to open… with no books

New library set to open… with no books

St. Louis University’s Madrid Campus library offers books and electronic journals.; Credit: Saint Louis University/Flickr Say goodbye to the printed page and hello to a new library with no books. An all-digital “bookless” library is set to open this fall in Texas’ Bexar County. The library will look more like an Apple store and give […]