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Pop is king at the 2013 Grammy Awards

Pop is king at the 2013 Grammy Awards

Musicians Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons accept Album of the Year award for ‘Babel’ with presenter Adele onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Last night’s Grammy Awards featured performances from some […]

The relationship between gender and profanity

The relationship between gender and profanity

Are girls and boys, men and women, held to different standards when it comes to language? Credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images Last week, young women at a New Jersey Catholic school took a vow to clean up their language. At the request of the high school’s officials, the female students signed a “no cursing” pledge, […]

Al Gore predicts “The Future”

Al Gore predicts “The Future”

Al Gore tells Larry about “The Future,” Gore’s new book that analyzes six issues that are changing the world. Al Gore’s new book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change” draws upon his background and observation of the world and identifies six issues causing the degradation of the modern world. These “six drivers” are economic […]

Who will be L.A.’s next mayor?

Who will be L.A.’s next mayor?

Los Angeles City Hall. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images This year, Los Angeles will elect a new mayor for the first time since 2005.  It will be hard to match outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s flair for the dramatic, or his apparently boundless energy – for the past eight years, he’s seemingly been in every corner of […]

Tim Burton talks about Frankenweenie and the art of creating an oeuvre

Tim Burton talks about Frankenweenie and the art of creating an oeuvre

Writer and director Tim Burton stops by KPCC to talk about his film, “Frankenweenie,” on AirTalk on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Director Tim Burton was raised in suburban Burbank, but with 28 films under his belt, he’s created a world of his own. From Edward Scissorhands to Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to his […]

AirTalk Debate: City Attorney candidates face off

AirTalk Debate: City Attorney candidates face off

Los Angeles City Prosecutor Carmen Trutanich Credit: Roberto (Bear) Guerra There is a dogged battle in the race for L.A. city attorney. The defending incumbent, Carmen Trutanich, is facing ambitious challengers. Mike Feuer, former state assemblyman and past L.A. City Council member, has raised nearly $1 million to aggressively take on Trutanich as a known […]

The millennial vote in 2016

The millennial vote in 2016

Looking forward to the 2016 election Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images Looking forward to the next presidential election, some big names have been bandied about. Even before the 2012 race was over, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie were all mentioned as potential contenders for their respective parties. While Democrats and Republicans are […]

Toll lanes on the 10 and 110: Wide Open Spaces or Cash Grab?

Toll lanes on the 10 and 110: Wide Open Spaces or Cash Grab?

ExpressLanes on the I-10 open on February 23, 2013. Credit: Screenshot via MetroExpressLanes.net  On February 23rd Metro ExpressLanes opens the HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes on the I-10 freeway. The I-10 will adhere to most of the same confusing rules as the I-110, but will the toll lanes actually relieve congestion or is Metro just […]

Naomi Watts does ‘The Impossible’

Naomi Watts does ‘The Impossible’

Actress Naomi Watts poses with actor Tom Holland, her son in “The Impossible” Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images She says she “never gets recognized” on the street, but chances are if you’ve seen “Mulholland Drive,” “King Kong,” “The Ring” or “21 Grams,” you can’t forget Naomi Watts.  According to the British-born Watts, she’d rather “schlub around” […]

Sibling rivalry and the “SuperBro-wl”

Sibling rivalry and the “SuperBro-wl”

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers gets a laugh from Field Judge Jim Quirk during an NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images You’re born, and your life is great. Then, you get a little brother or […]