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Undocumented VS. Illegal: The debate heats up

Undocumented VS. Illegal: The debate heats up

For years, the mainstream media has struggled with how to refer to foreign nationals who live and work in this country without authorization. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Black politics in the 21st Century

Black politics in the 21st Century

Renowned political science professor and author Michael C. Dawson has been conducting studies on race in America since 2005. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Can outsider physicists explain the nature of everything?

Can outsider physicists explain the nature of everything?

“Big bang,” relativity, quantum physics – scientists and scholars have been trying since the beginning of time to explain away the universe. But do you need an advanced science degree to uncover its secrets? Just as there are “outsider artists,” those with no formal training whose work has surprised its way into galleries and collections, [...]

Trials and tribulations in your Thanksgiving kitchen? Have no fear, Chef Shelley Wiseman is here.

Trials and tribulations in your Thanksgiving kitchen? Have no fear, Chef Shelley Wiseman is here.

A great Thanksgiving spread comes with a fair amount of stress. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Woody Allen revealed as never before in PBS doc

Woody Allen revealed as never before in PBS doc

He is a living icon: writer, director, actor, comedian and musician. Now Woody Allen steps out from behind the camera and out of character for a new three-and-a-half hour documentary – part of the PBS "American Masters" series. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The Doors: A close reading with Greil Marcus

The Doors: A close reading with Greil Marcus

It’s been forty years since Jim Morrison's death, and still his psychedelic presence rings clear in the music of The Doors. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Who cares what people say about us? We do

Who cares what people say about us? We do

Why do we care about what others think? In "People Will Talk: The Surprising Science of Reputation," author John Whitfield answers that question. Whitfield explores a topic in his new book that's very close to the human condition: reputation and gossip. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Obama kills new smog rules, Republicans call stricter ozone requirements a “regulatory jihad"

Obama kills new smog rules, Republicans call stricter ozone requirements a “regulatory jihad"

Just before Labor Day, President Obama had a sit down meeting in the Oval Office with Lisa Jackson, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), formally rejecting her recommendations for improving the Clean Air Act. He told Jackson that “she would have an opportunity to revisit the Clean Air Act Standard in 2013—if they [...]

Millionaires lobby deficit-reduction super committee to please, raise its taxes

Millionaires lobby deficit-reduction super committee to please, raise its taxes

A group of 21 millionaires spanning from Berkeley to Boston lobbied Congress today to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Van Gogh: The Life

Van Gogh: The Life

Starry nights, storm-heavy hayfields, sky-wheeling crows and sunflowers — we’ve come to know the artist Vincent van Gogh through his paintings. The emotional turbulence and despair that powered every brushstroke; the ever more intense palette of colors splashed across each canvas; the unspeakable loneliness that emanates from his self-portraits. In this stunning, expansive new biography, [...]