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Norwegian Cosa Nostra

Norwegian Cosa Nostra

“Lilyhammer,” follows New York mobster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano as he enters the federal witness protection program after ratting on his boss. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Caught in the social net: is this the end of privacy?

Caught in the social net: is this the end of privacy?

It may sound far-fetched, but some teens have actually been given harsher sentences because they allegedly wore gang colors in pictures found online. Jobs have been lost, relationships have been torn apart, and reputations… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Visionary filmmaker Douglas Trumbull on “Tree of Life,” “2001,” and Natalie Wood

Visionary filmmaker Douglas Trumbull on “Tree of Life,” “2001,” and Natalie Wood

Iconic directors don’t make movie magic all their own, visual effects whiz Douglas Trumbull helped them craft the most visually stunning films of all time. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Happy belated birthday, Charles Dickens

Happy belated birthday, Charles Dickens

A rare first edition of “David Copperfield” will be on display at the Antiquarian Book Fair; help us celebrate Dickens’ 200th anniversary by talking with author and scholar Jonathan Grossman, whose new book on Dickens investigates the writer’s relationship with one of the first “social networks” … the public transportation system. Read the Full Story [...]

Why do we lie to ourselves?

Why do we lie to ourselves?

Deceit and self-deception are universal aspects of everyday life. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Wireless service providers lose $$$ on iPhones, is it time ditch the contracts?

Wireless service providers lose $$$ on iPhones, is it time ditch the contracts?

Apple’s iPhone is the most profitable handheld device on the market, right? Wrong, at least for mobile service providers. The iPhone is unquestionably profitable for Apple, but the top three wireless carriers, Verizon, AT… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Internet freedom: Who should govern the net?

Internet freedom: Who should govern the net?

The information super-highway, with a few exceptions, is virtually unregulated, but this relatively new frontier may soon be restricted and manipulated by powerful governments and corporations. As a result, a global struggle… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

An intimate portrait of the first marriage

An intimate portrait of the first marriage

How does being the United States president test a marriage? Veteran New York Times reporter Jodi Cantor answers that question in her new book, “The Obamas.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Tinker Tailor Author Screenwriter

Tinker Tailor Author Screenwriter

Peter Straughan has said that the project of adapting the Cold War thriller by iconic author John le Carré began “in a state of fear.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Elizabeth Taylor – an “accidental feminist?”

Elizabeth Taylor – an “accidental feminist?”

Elizabeth Taylor was many things: a child actress, an object of desire, a glamorous international superstar, and an anti-AIDS activist. Over the course of nearly sixty years, Taylor played women of all stripes, from haughty… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs