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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

Get behind me Satan: How the devil made his way from the Bible to politics

Get behind me Satan: How the devil made his way from the Bible to politics

Satan, Lucifer, the devil, fallen angel, Beelzebub, Shaitan. He goes by many names. At the end of the day, he’s the personification of evil within various religions, from Judaism to Christianity. Republican presidential contender… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Actor Demián Bichir on “A Better Life”

Actor Demián Bichir on “A Better Life”

While he’s a relative newcomer to American audiences, Oscar nominee Demián Bichir has been long recognized for his talent in his native country of Mexico. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

J. Edgar Hoover and the hidden history of the FBI

J. Edgar Hoover and the hidden history of the FBI

In Tim Weiner’s new book “Enemies” the author tells the story of how presidents have used the FBI. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

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