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Filmweek: Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and more

Filmweek: Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and more

(L-R) Alicia Vikander, Keira Knightley, Joe Wright and Domhnall Gleeson attend the “Anna Karenina” New York Special Screening at Florence Gould Hall on November 7, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Henry Sheehan to review the week’s new film releases including Anna […]

Christopher Plummer portrays actors’ actor John Barrymore

Christopher Plummer portrays actors’ actor John Barrymore

Christopher Plummer poses for a portrait in New York. Credit: Charles Sykes/AP In 1942, John Barrymore is preparing to audition for backers to finance a revival of his 1920 triumph, Richard III, and reflecting on his life and career. That was the basis for the play Barrymore, which premiered on Broadway in 1997.   The […]

Great Moments in Radio Romance

Great Moments in Radio Romance

Our love affair with public radio burns bright on the big screen. Do you have a deep affection for your little radio friend? If so, you should support us. Credit: Mae Ryan and Grant Slater/KPCC KPCC’s new pledge video (starring Larry Mantle) is now live!  Click here if you’d like to contribute! Read the Full […]

Oliver Sacks on neuropsychiatric weirdness and ‘Hallucinations’

Oliver Sacks on neuropsychiatric weirdness and ‘Hallucinations’

“Hallucinations” by Oliver Sacks Credit: Knopf  Dr. Oliver Sacks is a physician, professor of neurology, and best selling author. His books, notably “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat,” “Musicophilia,” and “The Mind’s Eye” have captivated large audiences because of their ability to combine the intrigue of neuroscience and psychology with engaging narratives […]

The drama continues as the Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni; pass on Phil Jackson

The drama continues as the Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni; pass on Phil Jackson

Mike D’Antoni reacts to an official’s call during the first half of an NBA game at Verizon Center on January 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images News broke this morning that the Los Angeles Lakers have tapped former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni to pick up the […]

Talking turkey, holiday recipes and kitchen catastrophes with Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Talking turkey, holiday recipes and kitchen catastrophes with Lynne Rossetto Kasper

A “Chinese American turkey” stuffed with sticky rice, red chili pepper, water chestnuts, Taiwanese sausage and other goodness, November 2010 Credit: Photo by Taekwonweirdo/Flickr (Creative Commons) The weather is cooling down in Southern California, and Thanksgiving is approaching quickly. In a special weekend segment on AirTalk, Lynne Rossetto Kasper of The Splendid Table answers your […]

Doing the cabinet shuffle: who goes, who stays in Obama’s new administration?

Doing the cabinet shuffle: who goes, who stays in Obama’s new administration?

US President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden (L), speaks on the economy in the East Room of the White House in Washington on November 9, 2012. Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Obama’s second term will be bringing some change-ups to top-level staff.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner have already […]

FilmWeek: Skyfall, Lincoln, and more

FilmWeek: Skyfall, Lincoln, and more

Berenice Marlohe, Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig attend the Germany premiere of “Skyfall” at the Theater am Potsdamer Platz on October 30, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures) Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major […]

Republicans and Democrats focus on fiscal cliff compromise

Republicans and Democrats focus on fiscal cliff compromise

WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 7: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) makes remarks on Capitol Hill on November 7, 2012 in Washington, DC. Boehner discussed the looming fiscal cliff and called on President Obama to work with House Republicans. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images The election is over, and President Obama’s second term […]

And the winner is

And the winner is

US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shake hands at the end of the third and final presidential debate October 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images After a long night, most votes have been counted and we’re checking up on the tallies to see who […]