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Medical tourism: need a root canal? Head to Mexico

Medical tourism: need a root canal? Head to Mexico

Some Americans are turning to “medical tourism” companies to help them find less expensive ways of getting their health needs met. Need hip surgery? Head to India, which is exactly where guest Phyllis Katz found herself towards the end of 2009. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Bachelors beware, it’s Sadie Hawkins Day

Bachelors beware, it’s Sadie Hawkins Day

Modern times be damned, there is still just one day every four years when a woman can propose marriage to her man. The Leap Day tradition of gender-role reversals dates back to the 17th century, according to the Wall Street… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Edmunds releases Most Beautiful Cars list

Edmunds releases Most Beautiful Cars list

The car experts at Edmunds have compiled a list of the 100 most beautiful cars ever made. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Could dwindling resources instigate a socioeconomic war across America?

Could dwindling resources instigate a socioeconomic war across America?

Aren’t there studies about what happens when rats run out of water, or food, or space – and turn on their fellow rats? What if that were to happen in the United States, the land of plenty? Could we be looking at a breakdown… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Losing and finding love, American Muslim style

Losing and finding love, American Muslim style

Do Muslim women fall in love, or do all of them succumb to arranged marriages? Is an arranged marriage completely loveless in the first place? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Anne Rice talks about her return to the supernatural

Anne Rice talks about her return to the supernatural

After nearly a decade of novels based on the gospels and the life of Christ, Anne Rice has returned to the genre that made her famous: Gothic horror. In her newest work, “The Wolf Gift,” the best-selling author of “Interview… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Oscar Preview at the Egyptian Theater sells out

Oscar Preview at the Egyptian Theater sells out

AirTalk rolls out the red carpet at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for our 10th annual Academy Awards Preview show. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

"The Most Insane, Illogical Award Choices in Oscar History"

"The Most Insane, Illogical Award Choices in Oscar History"

In many circles, Orson Welles’ masterpiece, “Citizen Kane,” is considered to be the greatest film ever made. But cinephiles who know their history will recall that “Kane” didn’t win the Best Picture Oscar in 1941 – that distinction… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

What is the state of white America?

What is the state of white America?

Whites in America are divided into two groups: a new upper class, defined by educational achievement, and a new lower class, characterized by the lack of it. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Comic books come of age – the depiction of race in graphic novels

Comic books come of age – the depiction of race in graphic novels

The idea of comic books may bring to mind images of awkward teenage boys and eccentric collectors for some, but comic books have grown up, and they even have an upscale moniker – Graphic Novels – to match their diverse subject… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs