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FilmWeek: The Ides of March, Real Steel, 1911, Dirty Girl, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) and more

FilmWeek: The Ides of March, Real Steel, 1911, Dirty Girl, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Henry Sheehan to review this week’s films, including The Ides of March, Real Steel, 1911, Dirty Girl, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Why it really stinks to be single…and it’s probably not what you’re thinking

Why it really stinks to be single…and it’s probably not what you’re thinking

You’re crashing on a deadline at work. You know your boss is about to approach and ask some members of the team to stay late. Will you be one? Your colleague is married, but you’re not. Will that play any role in your supervisor’s decision to keep one of you and let the other get [...]

Where do convicted sex offenders go to live after prison?

Where do convicted sex offenders go to live after prison?

While they aren’t typically met with much sympathy, sex offenders face a definite conundrum upon their release from jail. They are forbidden from living within a certain distance of children, so they are pushed out of communities to live on the margins of society. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Big box invasion: Walmart finds loophole in LA County

Big box invasion: Walmart finds loophole in LA County

In Los Angeles, big-box stores like Walmart have faced protests, ballot measures and resolutions designed specifically to keep them out of town. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Biking in LA: Style, safety and survival on two wheels

Biking in LA: Style, safety and survival on two wheels

Whether it’s about skyrocketing gas prices or expanding waistlines, many Angelenos have found good reason to consider making their daily commute by bicycle. But if you’re new to the two-wheeled movement, you may have questions. How do you choose the right bike? How to “share the road” with road ragers? What if you get a [...]

John Lithgow’s life of “drama”

John Lithgow’s life of “drama”

John Lithgow, film and television actor known for his work in "The World According to Garp" and "3rd Rock from the Sun," says his memoir is titled "Drama" because it is full drama: both on-stage and off. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

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 [...]