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The Cult of Arrested Development

The Cult of Arrested Development

Michael Cera & Alia Shawkat attend the red carpet premiere for the launch of “Arrested Development.” .; Credit: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Netflix Fans may have been late getting on board with the TV series Arrested Development but once they fell, they fell hard. The Fox series was canceled in 2006 after three seasons but […]

Marijuana propositions breakdown

Marijuana propositions breakdown

Long Beach Police raided seven medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Several of the dispensaries operated elaborate marijuana growing facilities.; Credit: Long Beach Police Department Voters will decide the fate of pot shops in Los Angeles in Tuesday’s election when they choose between three propositions that will regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. Propositions D, E […]

Is the best foreign policy for America today a strong domestic agenda?

Is the best foreign policy for America today a strong domestic agenda?

“Foreign Policy Begins At Home,” by Richard Haass. At a time when world crises have been dominating the agenda — Syria’s civil war, North Korea’s nuclear threats, turbulence after the so-called Arab Spring –, a top foreign policy thinker is calling on Americans to focus on our domestic agenda. Richard Haass, head of the influential […]

Can the new Star Trek film replace the classics?

Can the new Star Trek film replace the classics?

Zachary Quinto attends the screening of “Star Trek Into Darkness” at MPAA on May 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images Star Trek fans don’t have to wait any longer for the newest installment of the sci-fi series. Star Trek: Into Darkness opened nationwide on Thursday and it’s getting mostly positive reviews from […]

A case for why the criminal justice system doesn’t work

A case for why the criminal justice system doesn’t work

Leading defense attorneys Mark Geragos and Pat Harris co-author, “Mistrial An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works…and Sometimes Doesn’t”; Credit: Mistrial book cover Defense attorney Mark Geragos has tried approximately 300 cases, including representing celebrities Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Winona Ryder, and Mike Tyson. In his new book with Pat Harris, “Mistrial […]

LACMA director Michael Govan talks museum redesign

LACMA director Michael Govan talks museum redesign

LACMA’s Urban Light exhibit, as featured by the Instagram Challenge winner stevenjay; Credit: Steven Gaskin LACMA director Michael Govan joins AirTalk to talk about his redesign ideas. How it will affect the future of the Los Angeles art scene? Guest:Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Director Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Justice Department’s secret seizure of AP reporters’ and editors’ phone records

Justice Department’s secret seizure of AP reporters’ and editors’ phone records

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been criticized for federal investigations into the A.P. that included seizures of phone records. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images Federal investigators secretly seized the phone records from editors and reporters for the Associated Press. Two months of office, home, and cell phone records were taken without notice – the […]

Obama administration and the American public still debate Benghazi

Obama administration and the American public still debate Benghazi

State Department foreign service officer and former deputy chief of mission in Libya, Gregory Hicks arrives for testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a hearing titled, “Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage” in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images […]

Body politics: Sacramento bill considers fate of transgender athletes

Body politics: Sacramento bill considers fate of transgender athletes

Tennis player Renee Richards on the tennis court, July 1977.; Credit: Getty Images/Getty Images Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s AB 1266 would allow transgender students in public K-12 schools to use bathrooms and participate in team sports that correspond to their gender identity. California law currently prohibits discrimination in education, and the Ammiano bill would take protecting […]

Filmweek: The Great Gatsby, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, Aftershock, and more

Filmweek: The Great Gatsby, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, Aftershock, and more

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carrie Mulligan in “The Great Gatsby.”; Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Larry and KPCC critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including The Great Gatsby, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, Aftershock and more. TGI-FilmWeek! The Great Gatsby And Now a Word from Our Sponsor Aftershock   Guests: Wade […]