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Holiday menus, cookie champions and last-minute gift gab from the LA Times

Holiday menus, cookie champions and last-minute gift gab from the LA Times

; Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images From hot cocktails for cold nights to leftover turkey made nice (with melted camembert and mostarda!), the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen has you covered. Top LA Times chef Noelle Carter and the newspaper’s food writers have the spectacular annual version of the California Cookbook on their website. Another batch of recipes […]

Should a concealed carry gun permit be valid in every state?

Should a concealed carry gun permit be valid in every state?

Kristen Whitehurst demonstrates a holster disguised as a pager for carrying a concealed handgun during the NRA’s 125th Anniversary Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas on April 19, 1996. ; Credit: PAUL K BUCK/AFP/Getty Images It’s become easier to carry a concealed gun in nearly every state in the US, but there’s one problem […]

Should a concealed carry gun permit be valid in every state?

Should a concealed carry gun permit be valid in every state?

Kristen Whitehurst demonstrates a holster disguised as a pager for carrying a concealed handgun during the NRA’s 125th Anniversary Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas on April 19, 1996. ; Credit: PAUL K BUCK/AFP/Getty Images It’s become easier to carry a concealed gun in nearly every state in the US, but there’s one problem […]

Should a concealed carry gun permit be valid in every state?

Should a concealed carry gun permit be valid in every state?

Kristen Whitehurst demonstrates a holster disguised as a pager for carrying a concealed handgun during the NRA’s 125th Anniversary Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas on April 19, 1996. ; Credit: PAUL K BUCK/AFP/Getty Images It’s become easier to carry a concealed gun in nearly every state in the US, but there’s one problem […]

Does Utah’s anti-polygamy law violate the Constitution?

Does Utah’s anti-polygamy law violate the Constitution?

TV personalities Meri Brwon, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown speak duinrg the “Sister Wives” panel during the Discovery Communications portion of the 2010 Summer TCA pres tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in August 2010.; Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images A federal judge ruled Friday that provisions of Utah’s ban […]

Was AP right to publish CIA agent exposé despite government objections?

Was AP right to publish CIA agent exposé despite government objections?

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images It’s being described as the only secret kept hush in Washington for years. Last week, the Associated Press unveiled the alleged CIA connections of Robert Levinson, an American who disappeared […]

The office holiday party: festive tradition or unnecessary hassle?

The office holiday party: festive tradition or unnecessary hassle?

People get a closer view of a Christmas Tree decorated and displayed for the festive season at the Grove in Los Angeles, California, in December 2011. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images For businesses across the country the holiday season brings the time honored tradition of the office holiday party.  While some embrace the tradition […]

Filmweek: American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and more

Filmweek: American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and more

Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Alynda Wheat and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and more. TGI-Filmweek! American Hustle Saving Mr. Banks   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Guests: Alynda Wheat, film critic for KPCC and People Andy Klein, film […]

Should employers be banned from asking if job applicants have convicted crimes?

Should employers be banned from asking if job applicants have convicted crimes?

A job seeker holds a job application during the San Francisco Hirevent job fair at the Hotel Whitcomb in March 2012 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Have you ever been convicted of a crime? San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim is proposing to eliminate this question of virtually all job applications in San […]

The modem dial tone and other sounds of obsolescence

The modem dial tone and other sounds of obsolescence

Public pay phone booths stand empty inside Grand Central Stationin New York, April 09, 2012.; Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images When was the last time you heard that distinctive clunk of a pay phone hanging up? Or the screech of a modem coming to life? They’re the sounds we lived with for decades and once represented […]