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Those jumbo screens at the Hollywood Bowl: buzz kill or what?

Those jumbo screens at the Hollywood Bowl: buzz kill or what?

Do you like the new screens at the Hollywood Bowl, or do you prefer the old ones? ; Credit: Flick/skampy The Hollywood Bowl has added a staple to its lineup in the form of four humongous, high definition LED screens. They replace four older, less impressive screens that were installed in 2005. The increased clarity, […]

Congress debates military strikes against Syria

Congress debates military strikes against Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with members of Congress in the cabinet room of the White House on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama is urging Congress to authorize military action against Syria, and says he is willing to work with lawmakers on the wording of a specific resolution.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images President Obama’s […]

Is Los Angeles still a porn production hub after Measure B passed?

Is Los Angeles still a porn production hub after Measure B passed?

Actor James Deen attends ‘The Canyons’ Photocall during The 70th Venice International Film Festival. Recent films like The Canyons and Lovelace document aspects of the porn industry, but what’s the state of the industry in Los Angeles?; Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Back in November, voters passed Measure B, which required adult film performers throughout […]

Filmweek: Getaway, Passion, Drinking Buddies and more

Filmweek: Getaway, Passion, Drinking Buddies and more

Actor Ethan Hawke attends the premiere of ‘Getaway’ presented by Warner Bros. Pictures at Regency Village Theatre on August 26, 2013 in Westwood, California.; Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Larry and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including Getaway, Passion, Drinking Buddies and more. Which movies should you catch this Labor […]

Nissan plans to build first self-driving car by 2020. Are you ready?

Nissan plans to build first self-driving car by 2020. Are you ready?

Would you buy a self-driving car?; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images Cars come with a lot of bells and whistles nowadays, but they got nothing on what the global automobile industry at large is working on next: a car that drives itself. Indeed, the race is on for the automakers to build the first self-driving […]

Obama, Clinton and Carter to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Obama, Clinton and Carter to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

File: Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.; Credit: AFP/Getty Images Washington DC will be buzzing on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The most notable event will be at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. once […]

Small businesses feel sticker shock from workers’ comp insurance hikes

Small businesses feel sticker shock from workers’ comp insurance hikes

A survey by the LA Business Journal found that employers have been seeing rate hikes in workers’ compensation insurance.; Credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images A spot survey by the Los Angeles Business Journal found some local employers hit with premium hikes exceeding 40 percent in the last year for workers’ compensation insurance. The shock is especially […]

Could criminal charges be next for San Diego’s Bob Filner?

Could criminal charges be next for San Diego’s Bob Filner?

SAN DIEGO, CA – AUGUST 23: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner leaves the podium after announcing his mayoral resignation to the city council on August 23, 2013 in San Diego.; Credit: Bill Wechter/Getty Images California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office is investigating Bob Filner for criminal wrongdoing, but her office has not provided any details. […]

Museum row gets exotic with Petersen renovation plan (Photos)

Museum row gets exotic with Petersen renovation plan (Photos)

What do you think of the new design? ; Credit: Petersen.org The iconic Petersen Automotive Museum is about to get a very expensive present for its 20th birthday: a total renovation. The Miracle Mile museum is about to undergo a dramatic silver and red redesign that’s been called a “fiery red zebra.” The new exterior will be […]

Filmweek: You’re Next, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers and more

Filmweek: You’re Next, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers and more

Actors Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz, producer Simon Barrett, director Adam Wingard, actors Sharni Vinson, Wendy Glenn and Rob Moran arrive at “You’re Next” Premiere at Ryerson Theatre during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. ; Credit: Clinton Gilders/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan […]