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A response to DGA President Taylor Hackford’s defense of internet piracy laws SOPA and PIPA

A response to DGA President Taylor Hackford’s defense of internet piracy laws SOPA and PIPA

The President of the Directors Guild of America, Taylor Hackford, thinks that last month’s campaign against internet piracy laws like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) was full of baloney. The… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

My dad shot my laptop!

My dad shot my laptop!

Have you ever felt so disrespected by someone texting on his or her phone right there in front of you that you’ve wanted to grab the device and throw it out the window or maybe even… shoot nine bullets into it? The latter… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Howard Shore scores another hit

Howard Shore scores another hit

Howard Shore is without a doubt one of the most accomplished and respected composers and conductors working in Hollywood today. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The man behind the story of “Hugo”

The man behind the story of “Hugo”

Whether it’s for the stage or the screen, noted writer John Logan has been met with both critical and commercial success. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Love stories from StoryCorps

Love stories from StoryCorps

Love – they say you can’t buy it, or, for that matter, control its timing. Love might appear in your life out of the blue, like it did for Ruben P. and Rachel P. Salazar in 2007, when an email that was supposed to go to R… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Norwegian Cosa Nostra

Norwegian Cosa Nostra

“Lilyhammer,” follows New York mobster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano as he enters the federal witness protection program after ratting on his boss. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Caught in the social net: is this the end of privacy?

Caught in the social net: is this the end of privacy?

It may sound far-fetched, but some teens have actually been given harsher sentences because they allegedly wore gang colors in pictures found online. Jobs have been lost, relationships have been torn apart, and reputations… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Visionary filmmaker Douglas Trumbull on “Tree of Life,” “2001,” and Natalie Wood

Visionary filmmaker Douglas Trumbull on “Tree of Life,” “2001,” and Natalie Wood

Iconic directors don’t make movie magic all their own, visual effects whiz Douglas Trumbull helped them craft the most visually stunning films of all time. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Happy belated birthday, Charles Dickens

Happy belated birthday, Charles Dickens

A rare first edition of “David Copperfield” will be on display at the Antiquarian Book Fair; help us celebrate Dickens’ 200th anniversary by talking with author and scholar Jonathan Grossman, whose new book on Dickens investigates the writer’s relationship with one of the first “social networks” … the public transportation system. Read the Full Story [...]

Why do we lie to ourselves?

Why do we lie to ourselves?

Deceit and self-deception are universal aspects of everyday life. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs