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From farmhand to neurosurgeon: "Becoming Dr. Q"

From farmhand to neurosurgeon: "Becoming Dr. Q"

Alfredo started his academic life at a California community college after hopping the U.S.-Mexican border fence. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

"Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide"

"Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide"

World peace is on the rise according to international relations scholar Joshua Goldstein. In his new book, “Winning the War on War,” Goldstein attempts to show that fewer wars are starting and more are ending. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

FBI considers redefining rape to improve law enforcement

FBI considers redefining rape to improve law enforcement

For the first time in 80 years, the FBI is considering whether to redefine the federal definition of rape. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

FBI considers redefining “rape” to improve law enforcement

FBI considers redefining “rape” to improve law enforcement

For the first time in 80 years, the FBI is considering whether to redefine the federal definition of “rape.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

FilmWeek: Footloose, The Thing, The Big Year, Father of Invention and more

FilmWeek: Footloose, The Thing, The Big Year, Father of Invention and more

KPCC film critics Wade Major and Claudia Puig join Larry to review this week’s films, including "Footloose," "The Thing," "The Big Year," "Father of Invention" and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Humiliating moment? Keep calm and carry on

Humiliating moment? Keep calm and carry on

You farted in yoga? Author and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum says it doesn’t matter who did it. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

"Busting Out!" busts up audiences

"Busting Out!" busts up audiences

Last night, North American audiences got their first taste of the bawdy theater experience known as "Busting Out!", now playing at the Hayworth Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Already the show has wowed houses down-under and throughout the U.K., with sold out runs from Adelaide to Edinburgh. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Love at first smell: How much does something we are so unconscious about affect us?

Love at first smell: How much does something we are so unconscious about affect us?

How much does smell unconsciously affect our decision making about trivial things like what food to order and more important things like a potential love interest? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The poem that changed the world

The poem that changed the world

In his new book, historian Stephen Greenblatt uses the lens of history to illuminate a deeper history. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Who’s to blame in NBA lockout and what does it mean for Los Angeles?

Who’s to blame in NBA lockout and what does it mean for Los Angeles?

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the players’ union failed, again Monday, to negotiate a solution to the lockout. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs