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Does L.A need to rethink 2am bar closing?

Does L.A need to rethink 2am bar closing?

The New York versus Los Angeles debate can have a lot of moving parts, but it usually comes down to one thing: in New York you can get a drink until 4 o’clock in the morning. Here in Los Angeles the bars roll up at 2am and all those partiers are looking for some place [...]

"These Amazing Shadows" documentary

"These Amazing Shadows" documentary

What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? Besides being popular, they have also been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and listed on The National Film Registry. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

B.R. Myers addresses allegations of fake mourning and self image in North Korea

B.R. Myers addresses allegations of fake mourning and self image in North Korea

As inhabitants of the world’s most isolated nation, North Koreans believe what they’re told. Propaganda has persuaded them that they are racially and morally pure, and that food donations to famine victims are in fact tribute from a terrified United States. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

FilmWeek: War Horse, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin, We Bought a Zoo, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and more

FilmWeek: War Horse, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin, We Bought a Zoo, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and more

KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including War Horse, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin, We Bought a Zoo, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

John Henry Faulk’s Christmas Story

John Henry Faulk’s Christmas Story

It was more than forty years ago that story-teller and radio host John Henry Faulk first recorded his “Christmas Story.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Good tidings & last minute food guidings from the LA Times test kitchen

Good tidings & last minute food guidings from the LA Times test kitchen

Before a recipe for turducken, bacon-maple biscuits or magical honey cakes can grace the pages of the Los Angeles Times it gets tested, tasted, tweaked and re-tested in their spacious test kitchen. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Justice Sandra O’Connor talks about her legacy

Justice Sandra O’Connor talks about her legacy

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court and she was the tiebreaking vote on landmark cases such as Bush v. Gore. What she experienced there has made her a crusader for civics education. The Justice joins Patt to walk through what she believes will be her greatest legacy, <a [...]

Did California Democrats manipulate the state’s Citizens Redistricting Commission?

Did California Democrats manipulate the state’s Citizens Redistricting Commission?

Every ten years, new district lines are drawn in California—lines that directly influence which politicians end up representing the state in the U.S. Senate and House, among other things. In recent history, these lines have been drawn by the California State Legislature, but in 2008, Proposition 11 changed this process and put redistricting in the [...]

Fixing online reputations, is it doable?

Fixing online reputations, is it doable?

The last time you applied for a job, you probably made sure that your Facebook profile was viewable only to your friends. You most likely “detagged” any unflattering pictures of you doing anything that could be seen as wild, such as drinking or even just being at a bar. You probably aren’t even a party [...]

The Airtalk Play-by-Play

The Airtalk Play-by-Play

Larry and local theater critics Steven Leigh Morris and Don Shirley look back at the year’s on-stage offerings and talk about what was hot, what was not and what performances they recommend you see during the holidays. They'll be discussing 2011's hits such as "God of Carnage," as well as the plays that are currently [...]