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Presenting…Dustin Hoffman, Director

Presenting…Dustin Hoffman, Director

US actor and director Dustin Hoffman waves to the audience at the Japan premiere of ‘Quartet’ in Tokyo on April 8, 2013.; Credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images Actor and now director Dustin Hoffman joins AirTalk to discuss his new projects. This veteran actor took a shot at directing in his new movie, “Quartet,” a film about retired […]

Amazon.com grocery delivery coming to Los Angeles, report says

Amazon.com grocery delivery coming to Los Angeles, report says

A box from Amazon.com; Credit: Flickr/Aurelijus Valeiša The hyper-competitive grocery market in LA is expecting a major new player in the coming days. Reuters reports Amazon.com will offer grocery delivery to your doorstep, including fresh organic produce, meat and dairy. AmazonFresh, as its grocery section is called, has been testing in its hometown of Seattle […]

Ban fundraising for pols when legislature in session?

Ban fundraising for pols when legislature in session?

The California Capitol Building; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images A heavyweight in California political circles is pitching a major reform idea. Dan Schnur, former chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, wants to see a ban on fundraising for lawmakers while the California legislature is in session. Schnur says  undue political influence is more […]

Fort Hood shooting suspect will represent himself in court

Fort Hood shooting suspect will represent himself in court

Soldiers salute at a remembrance service for the 13 victims killed in the Ft. Hood attacks in Killeen, Texas on November 5, 2010.; Credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images A military judge has allowed Maj. Nidal Hasan to represent himself in court. Hasan is charged in a 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 people and […]

Critic Peter Rainer chronicles 30 years of film reviews in his book ‘Rainer on Film’

Critic Peter Rainer chronicles 30 years of film reviews in his book ‘Rainer on Film’

Film critic Peter Rainer’s new book, “Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era” Peter Rainer has been a film critic for 30 years. In his book, “Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era,” Rainer gives an extensive history of films, directors, […]

Filmweek: After Earth, Now You See Me, The Kings of Summer and more

Filmweek: After Earth, Now You See Me, The Kings of Summer and more

Actors Jaden Smith and Will Smith attend the “After Earth” premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on May 29, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Larry and KPCC critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this week’s releases, including After Earth, Now You See Me, The Kings of Summer and more. TGI-FilmWeek! After […]

Why do 40 percent of marriages experience at least one episode of infidelity?

Why do 40 percent of marriages experience at least one episode of infidelity?

Psychiatrist and marriage expert Dr. Scott Haltzman’s new book, “The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity”; Credit: Infidelity bookcover Is cheating more common that we would like to admit? Is it becoming more prevalent in our society because of technology and social media? Psychiatrist and marriage expert Dr. Scott Haltzman calculates that about 40 percent of marriages […]

IOC soon to determine fate of wrestling, baseball and more at the Olympics

IOC soon to determine fate of wrestling, baseball and more at the Olympics

Guilherme Dias of Brazil (red) competes against Sean Odea of Australia during the Freestyle 85 kg Wrestling event in the Sports Halls at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.; Credit: Craig Golding/Getty Images In February the International Olympic Committee made headlines when they recommended that wrestling be dropped from […]

Phil Jackson: The “Zen Master” of the NBA reveals his secrets to success

Phil Jackson: The “Zen Master” of the NBA reveals his secrets to success

Then-head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during play against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2011 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.; Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images This weekend, the coach of the San Antonio Spurs caught up […]

Playboy Jazz Festival artists Gregory Porter & George Duke

Playboy Jazz Festival artists Gregory Porter & George Duke

George Duke is a featured artist for the annual Playboy Jazz Festival. The weekend of June 15-16, the annual Playboy Jazz Festival will take over the Hollywood Bowl for two full days of jazz greats, both young and old. Now in it’s 35th year, the festival has become a fixture on the jazz scene, and […]