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‘Consider the Fork’ – a history of the way we eat

‘Consider the Fork’ – a history of the way we eat

Bee Wilson’s “Consider the Fork” Distinguished food writer and historian Bee Wilson offers up a unique history of food, the kitchen, and kitchen tools in her new book “Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat.” Just in time for Thanksgiving, when our culinary history is so heavily in play, “Consider the […]

How will the Affordable Care Act affect small business health care costs?

How will the Affordable Care Act affect small business health care costs?

Papa John’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO John Schnatter (right) and President of the Papa John’s Chicago Marketing Co-op Sid Ruckriegel (left), in Burbank, IL on Monday, October 24, 2011. Credit: Ross Dettman/AP IMAGES FOR PAPA JOHN’S President Obama’s recent reelection assures that his signature first term legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will remain […]

The bitter taste of success: the rise and fall of the Anheuser-Busch brewing empire

The bitter taste of success: the rise and fall of the Anheuser-Busch brewing empire

Wooden beer cases are seen on display inside a stable for the Budweiser Clydesdales during an Anheuser-Busch Cos. brewery tour. Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images The saga of Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch is a classic parable of the rise, international domination and eventual disillusionment of the American industrial age. Like most classic American success stories, the chronicle […]

Should people who post offensive material online be publicly shamed?

Should people who post offensive material online be publicly shamed?

A Blackberry phone user accesses micro-blogging site Twitter. Credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images The Internet has made it increasingly easy for people to express themselves. Getting online has never been easier – users young and old can update statuses on social networking sites from their smartphones, publish a blog post on WordPress and promote it all […]

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 […]