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Holiday music at its best – and worst

Holiday music at its best – and worst

Christmas music… entire stops on the radio dial are devoted to it for at least a month every year. Record stores have entire sections full of it. It inspires delight and sometimes loathing, depending on your faith and musical preferences. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

You shouldn’t have, really (worst gifts ever)

You shouldn’t have, really (worst gifts ever)

The holidays mean different things to different people. To some, it’s a deeply spiritual time. For others, it’s all about getting together with friends and family. To most of us, fair or not, the holidays also mean – PRESENTS! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Kathleen Turner turns up the heat in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins”

Kathleen Turner turns up the heat in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins”

Sass, spunk, and talent are three traits that actress Kathleen Turner shares with the late Molly Ivins, who died of breast cancer in 2007. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Screenwriter, novelist, commentator John Ridley on upcoming film "Red Tails"

Screenwriter, novelist, commentator John Ridley on upcoming film "Red Tails"

John Ridley, it’s fair to say, is a modern day Renaissance man. As a screenwriter he’s best known for films like "U-Turn," "Three Kings" and "Undercover Brother," a hilarious spoof about a low-rent private eye with a seriously ‘70s sense of style complete with impressive Afro. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Comedy Congress: live from the Crawford Family Forum

Comedy Congress: live from the Crawford Family Forum

As far as political humor is concerned, what’s the gift that keeps on giving? The presidential primaries, of course. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Survey: 1 in 4 women violently attacked by partner

Survey: 1 in 4 women violently attacked by partner

Experts are astounded by a new large-scale survey on domestic violence and rape. It found 24 percent of women and 14 percent of men have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Christmas – a good time of year to be an atheist

Christmas – a good time of year to be an atheist

“No God? No problem!” That’s the message the American Humanist Association is conveying this holiday season. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Finally! Amnesty for those with traffic ticket fines, but only if they’ve refused to pay from the get-go.

Finally! Amnesty for those with traffic ticket fines, but only if they’ve refused to pay from the get-go.

Scofflaw. It means what you might think: a person who scoffs at, or flouts, a law (particularly a law that’s hard to enforce). Starting New Year’s Day, 2012, a new California law offers amnesty to all those scofflaws with unpaid traffic tickets dated before January 1, 2009. SB 857 will open a six-month window in [...]

Nurturing your child’s developing brain

Nurturing your child’s developing brain

As a parent, you may be expert at taking care of your child’s body. You know what to do in case of fever, which foods are the healthiest and how to treat a skinned knee. But do you know how to care for your child’s brain? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Gov. Brown announces triggered budget cuts

Gov. Brown announces triggered budget cuts

California Governor Jerry Brown has announced the triggered cuts to the state's budget. What departments and sectors are most affected? What is revenue projected to be by the end of the year? Is the school year going to be shortened? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs