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Billy Childs’ impressionistic approach to jazz

Billy Childs’ impressionistic approach to jazz

Billy Childs on the piano. Credit: ilmungo/Flickr (cc by-nc-nd) In his latest recording, Autumn: In Moving Pictures, jazz composer/pianist Billy Childs says he hoped to capture “the movement of autumn – wind blowing leaves as they spiral through the air…the drumming of the rain as it hits the brown earth, the stillness of a lonely [...]

Vladimir Putin wins a still-contested election in Russia

Vladimir Putin wins a still-contested election in Russia

Supporters listen as Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin speaks during a rally after Putin claimed victory in the presidential election at the Manezhnya Square March, 4, 2012 in Moscow, Russia. Credit: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images Vladimir Putin won Russia’s presidential election Sunday with 63 percent of the vote, inciting large demonstrations in Moscow [...]

Competitive yoga is on the rise and is targeting placement in the 2016 Olympics

Competitive yoga is on the rise and is targeting placement in the 2016 Olympics

At this year’s national USA Yoga Asana Championship over the weekend, men and women with the kind of glistening, well-toned bodies people envy came to compete, doing yoga asana (yoga postures) in New York City. They had three… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Documentary "Bully" gets controversial R rating

Documentary "Bully" gets controversial R rating

Anyone who has ever been the subject of bullying knows the visceral feelings of pain associated with it. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The Wrecking Crew steps out of the studio and into the spotlight

The Wrecking Crew steps out of the studio and into the spotlight

You might not know the Wrecking Crew by name, but you’d definitely recognize their music. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Homeownership – the end of the American dream?

Homeownership – the end of the American dream?

Find a job, get married, buy a house. It’s been the standard formula and the unquestioned dream for generations of Americans. But over the last thirty years, even with interest rates on the decline, first-time home ownership… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

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