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Filmweek: After Earth, Now You See Me, The Kings of Summer and more

Filmweek: After Earth, Now You See Me, The Kings of Summer and more

Actors Jaden Smith and Will Smith attend the “After Earth” premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on May 29, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Larry and KPCC critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this week’s releases, including After Earth, Now You See Me, The Kings of Summer and more. TGI-FilmWeek! After […]

Why do 40 percent of marriages experience at least one episode of infidelity?

Why do 40 percent of marriages experience at least one episode of infidelity?

Psychiatrist and marriage expert Dr. Scott Haltzman’s new book, “The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity”; Credit: Infidelity bookcover Is cheating more common that we would like to admit? Is it becoming more prevalent in our society because of technology and social media? Psychiatrist and marriage expert Dr. Scott Haltzman calculates that about 40 percent of marriages […]

IOC soon to determine fate of wrestling, baseball and more at the Olympics

IOC soon to determine fate of wrestling, baseball and more at the Olympics

Guilherme Dias of Brazil (red) competes against Sean Odea of Australia during the Freestyle 85 kg Wrestling event in the Sports Halls at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.; Credit: Craig Golding/Getty Images In February the International Olympic Committee made headlines when they recommended that wrestling be dropped from […]

Phil Jackson: The “Zen Master” of the NBA reveals his secrets to success

Phil Jackson: The “Zen Master” of the NBA reveals his secrets to success

Then-head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during play against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2011 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.; Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images This weekend, the coach of the San Antonio Spurs caught up […]

Playboy Jazz Festival artists Gregory Porter & George Duke

Playboy Jazz Festival artists Gregory Porter & George Duke

George Duke is a featured artist for the annual Playboy Jazz Festival. The weekend of June 15-16, the annual Playboy Jazz Festival will take over the Hollywood Bowl for two full days of jazz greats, both young and old. Now in it’s 35th year, the festival has become a fixture on the jazz scene, and […]

How old is too old for pregnancy?

How old is too old for pregnancy?

A 33-week pregnant woman is seen by a midwife in a routine checkup.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Reports about mothers giving birth well into menopause and celebrities who are having babies into their 50s have been making headlines for the past few years. Improved fertility treatments and hormones that can stave off menopause are making it […]

Filmweek: The Hangover III, Fast & Furious 6, Epic and more

Filmweek: The Hangover III, Fast & Furious 6, Epic and more

Cast members, (L-R) Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, director Todd Phillips, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis as they arrive for the European Premiere of ‘The Hangover Part 3′ in London on May 22, 2013.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Larry and KPCC critics Andy Klein, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, […]

A Path Forward: the shifting landscape of immigration reform

A Path Forward: the shifting landscape of immigration reform

The group of senators known as the “Gang Of 8″ hold a news conference on immigration legislation in April. It’s a critical time for immigration reform in this country. Washington is getting set to make major changes, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1980’s under President Ronald Reagan. The issues affect families […]

Jody Williams: Grassroots activism, landmines, and the Nobel Peace Prize

Jody Williams: Grassroots activism, landmines, and the Nobel Peace Prize

“My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize,” is Jody Williams’ memoir chronicling the ups and downs of her life. Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jody Williams tells AirTalk about her new memoir that chronicles the ups and downs of her life. She begins by going back to her […]

The Cult of Arrested Development

The Cult of Arrested Development

Michael Cera & Alia Shawkat attend the red carpet premiere for the launch of “Arrested Development.” .; Credit: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Netflix Fans may have been late getting on board with the TV series Arrested Development but once they fell, they fell hard. The Fox series was canceled in 2006 after three seasons but […]