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Bringing the funk back in "Thunder Soul"

Bringing the funk back in "Thunder Soul"

A booming new documentary with a dynamite soundtrack tells the one-of-a-kind story of the Kashmere High School Stage Band. It all began in Houston, Texas in the late 1960s when Conrad Johnson took a job as Music Director at the predominantly African American school. Johnson transformed the kids and the music. Imagine "Friday Night Lights" [...]

Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics

Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics

Separation of church and state is a concept many Americans agree should be applied in politics, but what about a separation between Hollywood and state? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The Mozza Cookbook – you can make excellent Italian at home

The Mozza Cookbook – you can make excellent Italian at home

Nancy Silverton is a rock star in the foodie community. As if the cred garnered from being the founder of La Brea Bakery and the former owner and operator of Campanile wasn’t enough, the revered restaurateur founded Mozza, an Italian restaurant that is currently the hottest table in Los Angeles – and perhaps far beyond. [...]

Got sex appeal? Use it to get ahead!

Got sex appeal? Use it to get ahead!

If you really want to maximize your career, sociologist Catherine Hakim thinks you need to tap into your erotic side. In her new book, Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom, Hakim introduces the idea of a fourth dimension to the already recognized financial, cultural and social capitals as a [...]

Big brother is back, and this time he’s in your phones and Facebook accounts

Big brother is back, and this time he’s in your phones and Facebook accounts

Facebook has undergone yet another facelift, but what may not be as obvious as the layout changes are changes to much of the popular social networking site’s privacy settings. Now you may be sharing even more information about your “likes” and various other browsing without really wanting to. What’s more, there have been allegations that [...]

Life, love and loss with a screen legend

Life, love and loss with a screen legend

The multi-talented Dyan Cannon could write a book about her amazing life as a Hollywood icon. Discovered while lunching on the Sunset Strip, she hit the screen with small parts in 1960, went on to become the first woman to be nominated for Academy Awards both as actress and filmmaker, and remains a sought-after screen [...]

Live from the AltCar Expo – Beyond cars: how public transportation and biking could transform Southern California

Live from the AltCar Expo – Beyond cars: how public transportation and biking could transform Southern California

Beyond cars, what will the future public transportation and bike landscape of Southern California look like? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The decisive moment – is it for real?

The decisive moment – is it for real?

It’s one of the most infamous images of the Great Depression: the sun-bleached skull of a steer on the parched, drought-stricken plains of South Dakota. When the photo, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Arthur Rothstein, ran in The Washington Post, it served as a graphic depiction of the scourge of overgrazed land and the [...]

Who’s had the worst recession? Boomers, Millennials and Gen-Xers debate

Who’s had the worst recession? Boomers, Millennials and Gen-Xers debate

Gen-Y has the worst unemployment. Boomers have the least time to recover their lost savings before heading into retirement. Gen-Xers are in the doldrums, stuck between paying off debt in a stagnant economy and taking more on. But who’s had the worst recession? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The wets vs the drys – America’s Prohibition experiment

The wets vs the drys – America’s Prohibition experiment

In the modern era of liquor on billboards and beer commercials dominating the Super Bowl, it may seem strange that at the turn of the last century alcohol was outlawed completely in the United States. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs