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‘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 [...]

Are whales at SeaWorld slaves? PETA sues to set them free

Are whales at SeaWorld slaves? PETA sues to set them free

On Wednesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a suit against SeaWorld, asking the court to consider the text of the 13th amendment from a new perspective: that of Tilikum, Katina, Corky, Kasatka and Ulises, five Orca whales currently owned by the entertainment park in San Diego. Read the Full Story at [...]

Love and marriage in the worst of times

Love and marriage in the worst of times

A recent Atlantic article points out that an explosion of male joblessness and corresponding decline in their life prospects, coupled with an increase in women entering the professional world, has up-ended our ideas about the balance of financial power in a marriage. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Ride along with Metro chief Art Leahy

Ride along with Metro chief Art Leahy

President Obama’s visit reminded us: from point A to point Z, it’s all about getting around town. The head of the MTA is here to make the connection. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Conficker Worm vs. The Cabal: The world’s first chapter in its digital warfare saga

Conficker Worm vs. The Cabal: The world’s first chapter in its digital warfare saga

In late 2008, the Internet was struck by “a worldwide digital blitzkrieg,” according to Mark Bowden. In his new book, “WORM: the First Digital World War,” he expounds on a destructive piece of malware that has puzzled experts and infected more than 12 million computers worldwide. It was called the Conficker worm, and it infected [...]

Secrets, romance and sizes: The life and thoughts of Edith Head

Secrets, romance and sizes: The life and thoughts of Edith Head

“Good clothes,” said Edith Head, “are not a matter of luck." The California-born Head ushered in what some consider a golden age of costume design, dressing everyone from Faye Dunaway and Tippi Hedren to Steve Martin, but she was just as famous for her acerbic wit. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, cybercops and you

DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, cybercops and you

The world of online crime is vast, dark and ever-increasing. In his new book, author Misha Glenny outlines three levels of digital threat – cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberindustrial espionage. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

A different Cleopatra: The woman behind the drama, lies and enemies

A different Cleopatra: The woman behind the drama, lies and enemies

Cleopatra was and remains notorious. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs