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FilmWeek: The Lucky One, Think Like a Man, Chimpanzee, Darling Companion, Marley and more

FilmWeek: The Lucky One, Think Like a Man, Chimpanzee, Darling Companion, Marley and more

Taylor Schilling arrives at “The Lucky One” Melbourne Premiere at Village Cinemas Crown on April 11, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. Credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Andy Klein to review this week’s films, including The Lucky One, Think Like a Man, Chimpanzee, Darling Companion, Marley and more. [...]

Two years after BP oil spill, Patt clears the air with EPA head Lisa Jackson

Two years after BP oil spill, Patt clears the air with EPA head Lisa Jackson

Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizons 126 person crew after an explosion and fire caused the crew to evacuate. Credit: U.S. Coast [...]

Boink Boink! Nyuk nyuk nuk! The Three Stooges are back

Boink Boink! Nyuk nyuk nuk! The Three Stooges are back

(L-R) Actors Sean Hayes, Chris Diamontopoulos and Will Sasso arrive at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Three Stooges” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images For those who have long mourned the end of the Three Stooges franchise, great news. You no longer have to rerun your favorite moments of black-and-white stupidity [...]

Remembering Dick Clark

Remembering Dick Clark

Producer Dick Clark attends the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards press conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 18, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Not everyone in the entertainment industry could boast about a sixty-plus year career in front of the camera, but Dick Clark could. The former host [...]

The glory days of the Dodgers, LA’s Boys in Blue

The glory days of the Dodgers, LA’s Boys in Blue

Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela #34 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is interviewed by his manager Tommy Lasorda #2 before the game against the Chicago Cubs on June 7, 1981 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images With all the turmoil that has surrounded the Dodgers this past year, many fans who bleed blue [...]

The glory days for L.A.’s Boys in Blue

The glory days for L.A.’s Boys in Blue

High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania: A Fan’s History of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Glory Years 1977-1981 Credit: By Paul Haddad With all the turmoil that has surrounded the Dodgers this past year, many fans who bleed blue are looking back to remind themselves of better times for the storied franchise. Amongst those fans is [...]

Virtual Tupac, a new trend for shows? Who would you see virtually, live?

Virtual Tupac, a new trend for shows? Who would you see virtually, live?

Photograph of virtual Tupac performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, April 15, 2012. Credit: Lucy Lang/Flickr/Creative Commons There he stands, his six-pack abs glistening, microphone in hand, yelling out to a screaming crowd at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Watch a video of slain rap star Tupac Shakur “performing” [...]

Do these “obesegens” make me look fat?

Do these “obesegens” make me look fat?

Rising obesity levels are causing scientists to reexamine what makes us fat. As Americans’ waistlines continue to grow, so too does the research into what makes us fat. Mostly, we think it’s about calories in, calories out. As in, when we consume more calories than we burn, we gain weight. But according to new research [...]

New report says one in five adults do not use the internet

New report says one in five adults do not use the internet

Center for Medicate & Medicaid Services’ Web Site Project Management Director Ana Nunez-Poole (R) helps Medicare recipient Gladys Parrish (L) to compare Medicare-approved drug prices on the internet May 3, 2004 in Washington, DC. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images It’s a good thing we’re still broadcasting on good old radio airwaves because one in five Americans [...]

Love, men and cheating

Love, men and cheating

The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating Is monogamy for everyone? Is it especially difficult and maybe impossible for men to be monogamous? The pervasive notion that monogamy is the ultimate proof of true love doesn’t really square with the reality that cheating is rampant. And yet, whether gay or straight, the [...]