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A year without cash – could you do it?

A year without cash – could you do it?

How does money work – cash money, that is? David Wolman realized he didn’t know the answer to this deceptively simple question, so he decided to live one year without cash and set out across the globe to better understand… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Oscar nominated documentary director goes to Hell and Back

Oscar nominated documentary director goes to Hell and Back

The Oscar nominated documentary “Hell and Back Again” illustrates the violence and horror of war on soldiers and civilians. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

They do their own stunts

They do their own stunts

How many times have you heard an actor in an interview boast that he does his own stunts? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Oscar-nominated make-up artist transforms Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”

Oscar-nominated make-up artist transforms Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”

Longtime make-up artist Matthew W. Mungle has worked on films ranging from “Inception” to “Schindler’s List.” He is nominated for his fourth best make-up Oscar this year for the 19th century-set film “Albert Nobbs.” He won… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Gluttons for information

Gluttons for information

We spend 11 hours out of every 24 consuming. Not eating, not drinking but gorging ourselves on the information spewed to us from screens and speakers. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

A response to DGA President Taylor Hackford’s defense of internet piracy laws SOPA and PIPA

A response to DGA President Taylor Hackford’s defense of internet piracy laws SOPA and PIPA

The President of the Directors Guild of America, Taylor Hackford, thinks that last month’s campaign against internet piracy laws like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) was full of baloney. The… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

My dad shot my laptop!

My dad shot my laptop!

Have you ever felt so disrespected by someone texting on his or her phone right there in front of you that you’ve wanted to grab the device and throw it out the window or maybe even… shoot nine bullets into it? The latter… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Howard Shore scores another hit

Howard Shore scores another hit

Howard Shore is without a doubt one of the most accomplished and respected composers and conductors working in Hollywood today. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The man behind the story of “Hugo”

The man behind the story of “Hugo”

Whether it’s for the stage or the screen, noted writer John Logan has been met with both critical and commercial success. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Love stories from StoryCorps

Love stories from StoryCorps

Love – they say you can’t buy it, or, for that matter, control its timing. Love might appear in your life out of the blue, like it did for Ruben P. and Rachel P. Salazar in 2007, when an email that was supposed to go to R… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs