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FilmWeek: Beautiful Creatures, A Good Day to Die Hard, and more:

FilmWeek: Beautiful Creatures, A Good Day to Die Hard, and more:

Australian actor Jai Courtney (L) and US actor Bruce Willis (R) pose for photographers while arriving for the UK premiere of ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’, the fifth film in the Die Hard franchise, in central London on February 7, 2013. Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and […]

Is offbeat, offline romance still possible?

Is offbeat, offline romance still possible?

What’s your wackiest romantic story? Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love in all forms, and in an increasingly digital world, many romances begin online. But are there still love stories beginning offline? Are the sparks still flying face-to-face, whether in a modern “meet-cute” or an awkward romantic mishap? We want to hear […]

Screenwriter Mark Boal responds to Senate inquiry into the CIA’s involvement with ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Screenwriter Mark Boal responds to Senate inquiry into the CIA’s involvement with ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Writer Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow attend the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images The controversial and highly reviewed “Zero Dark Thirty” follows the life of Maya for ten years as she tracks data and learns torturous […]

Nation, what do you want to hear from the President tonight?

Nation, what do you want to hear from the President tonight?

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. What will this year’s address include? Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images As President Obama prepares to give his State of the Union address tonight, what do you want to hear from him? Guests:Josh Gerstein, White House Reporter, POLITICO Sean […]

Pop is king at the 2013 Grammy Awards

Pop is king at the 2013 Grammy Awards

Musicians Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons accept Album of the Year award for ‘Babel’ with presenter Adele onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Last night’s Grammy Awards featured performances from some […]

The relationship between gender and profanity

The relationship between gender and profanity

Are girls and boys, men and women, held to different standards when it comes to language? Credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images Last week, young women at a New Jersey Catholic school took a vow to clean up their language. At the request of the high school’s officials, the female students signed a “no cursing” pledge, […]

Al Gore predicts “The Future”

Al Gore predicts “The Future”

Al Gore tells Larry about “The Future,” Gore’s new book that analyzes six issues that are changing the world. Al Gore’s new book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change” draws upon his background and observation of the world and identifies six issues causing the degradation of the modern world. These “six drivers” are economic […]

Who will be L.A.’s next mayor?

Who will be L.A.’s next mayor?

Los Angeles City Hall. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images This year, Los Angeles will elect a new mayor for the first time since 2005.  It will be hard to match outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s flair for the dramatic, or his apparently boundless energy – for the past eight years, he’s seemingly been in every corner of […]

Tim Burton talks about Frankenweenie and the art of creating an oeuvre

Tim Burton talks about Frankenweenie and the art of creating an oeuvre

Writer and director Tim Burton stops by KPCC to talk about his film, “Frankenweenie,” on AirTalk on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Director Tim Burton was raised in suburban Burbank, but with 28 films under his belt, he’s created a world of his own. From Edward Scissorhands to Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to his […]

AirTalk Debate: City Attorney candidates face off

AirTalk Debate: City Attorney candidates face off

Los Angeles City Prosecutor Carmen Trutanich Credit: Roberto (Bear) Guerra There is a dogged battle in the race for L.A. city attorney. The defending incumbent, Carmen Trutanich, is facing ambitious challengers. Mike Feuer, former state assemblyman and past L.A. City Council member, has raised nearly $1 million to aggressively take on Trutanich as a known […]