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GOP about-face on debt ceiling sequel

GOP about-face on debt ceiling sequel

U.S. Rep. James Moran (D-VA) (L) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) listen during a news conference January 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House Democrats held a news conference to announce new legislation to eliminate the federal debt ceiling. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress will vote Wednesday on a bill to extend the […]

President Obama’s second inauguration

President Obama’s second inauguration

A combination image shows US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (R) as he waves to supporters on August 28, 1963 from the Mall in Washington DC during the “March on Washington”, and newly inaugurated US President Barack Obama (L) speaking after being sworn in as the 44th US president of the US. 46 […]

FilmWeek: 56 Up, Broken City, Mama and more

FilmWeek: 56 Up, Broken City, Mama and more

Director Allen Hughes and Mark Wahlberg attend the “Broken City” screening at Kerasotes Showplace ICON on January 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Credit: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon to review the week’s new film releases including 56 Up, Broken City, Mama and more. […]

Are Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ sex scenes too realistic to appeal to viewers?

Are Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ sex scenes too realistic to appeal to viewers?

Actress Zosia Mamet, actress/writer Lena Dunham, and actress Allison Williams pose with Best Series Award in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Lena Dunham’s breakout HBO series Girls has attracted a lot of […]

To Sell is Human

To Sell is Human

“To Sell Is Human” by Dan Pink Do you have any experience in sales? Well, if you have a job in today’s society, author Dan Pink says the answer is yes. While one in nine Americans work in a traditional sales department, the other eight draw upon the same techniques salespeople use every day. Pink […]

Which all-American food is helping consumers avoid eating up their finances?

Which all-American food is helping consumers avoid eating up their finances?

“Creamy & Crunchy” by John Krampner Creamy, crunchy, salty or plain – how do you like your peanut butter? Although  it’s not popular in other countries, more than 75% of the American population consumes over one billion pounds of it annually. However, peanut butter has not been immune to social and economic trends. Sales dropped […]

Setting sights on practical solutions to gun violence

Setting sights on practical solutions to gun violence

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) makes brief remarks to the press after a meeting with Cabinet members and sportsmen’s, wildlife and gun interest groups at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building January 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Biden to oversee a task force on gun violence and also was to […]

Money down the drain? Stormwater cleanup parcel tax proposed by LA County Flood District

Money down the drain? Stormwater cleanup parcel tax proposed by LA County Flood District

A beach closed sign on October 9, 2010 in Malibu warns against contaminated water due to rain runoff. Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images The LACFD is proposing an annual fee to help pay for cleanup of stormwater runoff.  Toxins, sewage and debris ranging from plastic water bottles to soccer balls regularly find their way Southern California’s […]

Can Kickstarter replace old money models in entertainment?

Can Kickstarter replace old money models in entertainment?

Director of the film program at Kickstarter, Elisabeth Holm speaks during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images It’s been just three years since Kickstarter was created, and already it’s being called one of the most notable Internet ventures ever. Almost anyone with a Facebook page has friends hitting them up for money […]

2013 Oscar nominations

2013 Oscar nominations

A general view of atmosphere at the AMPAS Monday Nights with Oscar screening at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International on December 13, 2010 in New York City. Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Now that the Oscar nominations have been announced, Larry is joined by Los Angeles Times Film Writer Nicole Sperling to discuss this year’s Academy […]