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Adam Gopnik asks “What is the meaning of food?”

Adam Gopnik asks “What is the meaning of food?”

In an era of top chefs and religious foodies, Adam Gopnik writes a history of food while the fruit is ripe. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Folk icon Judy Collins with her new children’s book: “When you wish upon a star”

Folk icon Judy Collins with her new children’s book: “When you wish upon a star”

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Ry Cooder finds a new voice in telling Los Angeles stories

Ry Cooder finds a new voice in telling Los Angeles stories

Ry Cooder has been telling stories with his guitar for the past five decades. Starting in the 1960’s, his work with Captain Beefheart, Randy Newman, The Rolling Stones and others brought slide guitar into the mainstream. His solo albums have embraced the roots of folk and popular song, including blues, gospel, calypso, Latin and country [...]

Life with Hitler: the truth about history’s most notorious mistress

Life with Hitler: the truth about history’s most notorious mistress

He was arguably the most hated man of the twentieth century – but even the Führer had someone to love him. And while his public persona demanded that his only bride be Germany, there was a woman behind the scenes, one whose life was intimately entwined with his, personally and politically. Eva Braun was the [...]

Alan Alda debuts his new play, “Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie”

Alan Alda debuts his new play, “Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie”

You know him as Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H or even Jack Donaghy’s father on 30 Rock. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Disco is dead, but Nile Rodgers lives

Disco is dead, but Nile Rodgers lives

Whether you're glad the disco ball has stopped spinning or lamenting the decreased number of roller rinks, you can definitely hear disco's influence on modern pop. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Halloween costumes: the good, the bad and the ugly

Halloween costumes: the good, the bad and the ugly

Ah, Halloween, a holiday full of chocolate and reminders about the dangers of public perception. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

‘Tis the season for scary movies

‘Tis the season for scary movies

Are you a fan of fright night? Do you go in for gore? Do thrillers give you chills? If so, then it’s your time of year. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

“Anonymous” Shakespeare fact-check

“Anonymous” Shakespeare fact-check

The film “Anonymous,” which opens in theaters today, presents a version of history that William Shakespeare was a fraud and that the works attributed to him were actually written by the Elizabethan aristocrat Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Anita Hill re-imagines home and the American dream

Anita Hill re-imagines home and the American dream

The topic of sexual harassment became the focus of a national debate on Oct. 11, 1991 as lawyer Anita Hill testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that she had been sexually harassed by then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. The committee and the Senate ultimately decided to confirm and appoint Thomas, who has held the post [...]