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Pentagon announces fundamental redesign

Pentagon announces fundamental redesign

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has just unveiled how the Pentagon will deal with $487 billion in cuts over the next ten years. As “The Wall Street Journal” reports, money will shift away from troop numbers and toward special… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Behind the scenes at LACMA’s Rodarte exhibit

Behind the scenes at LACMA’s Rodarte exhibit

It’s as close to fairytale as you can get these days: in just five short years, a pair of Pasadena sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, have gone from designing clothing on their parents’ kitchen table to having their couture… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

For the sake of an apostrophe! Navigating punctuation in the digital age

For the sake of an apostrophe! Navigating punctuation in the digital age

A few weeks ago, UK-based Waterstone’s Booksellers did something shocking: they dropped their apostrophe, claiming that there is no use for the tiny little mark in the digital age. More accurately, their managing director… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali has a new book

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali has a new book

For 15 years Mario Batali has been cooking his unique brand of rustic Italian dishes on the Food Network, but his life in food extends far beyond the airwaves. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Breastfeeding on Sesame Street?

Breastfeeding on Sesame Street?

When it first aired, Sesame Street’s educational approach appealed to parents and children alike. One of the subjects it educated children on was breastfeeding. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Lalo Alcaraz on being “pocho”

Lalo Alcaraz on being “pocho”

What does it mean to be Mexican-American? For some, it means you’re a “pocho” – neither “Mexican” nor “American” enough. Chicano artist, satirist and cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has been poking fun at these ideas for decades… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Bratton and Tumin on how collaborating across boundaries changes the game

Bratton and Tumin on how collaborating across boundaries changes the game

In "Collaborate or Perish!," William Bratton and Zachary Tumin offer up their own professional experiences by way of demonstrating how teamwork is not only central to success, it’s imperative. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Watch out for that manhole! … walking distracted and paying the price

Watch out for that manhole! … walking distracted and paying the price

If your gut has been telling you not to wear headphones while you walk around town, you now have vindication. A new study in the journal ”Injury Prevention,” using statistics from accidents between pedestrians and vehicles… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Getting the green light in Hollywood

Getting the green light in Hollywood

Swing a cat in L.A., and you’ll hit someone who’s written a screenplay. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Quick on the draw: David Horsey takes on political cartooning for the Los Angeles Times

Quick on the draw: David Horsey takes on political cartooning for the Los Angeles Times

There’s a new voice in town, and it’s a colorful one, in more ways than one. The Los Angeles Times has brought former Seattle Post-Intelligencer political cartoonist David Horsey on to revive its political blog, “Top of the… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs