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FilmWeek: Footloose, The Thing, The Big Year, Father of Invention and more

FilmWeek: Footloose, The Thing, The Big Year, Father of Invention and more

KPCC film critics Wade Major and Claudia Puig join Larry to review this week’s films, including "Footloose," "The Thing," "The Big Year," "Father of Invention" and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Humiliating moment? Keep calm and carry on

Humiliating moment? Keep calm and carry on

You farted in yoga? Author and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum says it doesn’t matter who did it. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

"Busting Out!" busts up audiences

"Busting Out!" busts up audiences

Last night, North American audiences got their first taste of the bawdy theater experience known as "Busting Out!", now playing at the Hayworth Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Already the show has wowed houses down-under and throughout the U.K., with sold out runs from Adelaide to Edinburgh. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Love at first smell: How much does something we are so unconscious about affect us?

Love at first smell: How much does something we are so unconscious about affect us?

How much does smell unconsciously affect our decision making about trivial things like what food to order and more important things like a potential love interest? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The poem that changed the world

The poem that changed the world

In his new book, historian Stephen Greenblatt uses the lens of history to illuminate a deeper history. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Who’s to blame in NBA lockout and what does it mean for Los Angeles?

Who’s to blame in NBA lockout and what does it mean for Los Angeles?

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the players’ union failed, again Monday, to negotiate a solution to the lockout. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

What’s your worldview?

What’s your worldview?

One of the longest standing debates throughout the entire course of history is whether spirituality or science should be used as the ultimate means to experience and analyze reality. While the issue is deeply contentious and the opposing sides are incredibly passionate in regards to their beliefs, it is not impossible for parties in both [...]

$705 million short in revenue, is California headed toward trigger budget cuts?

$705 million short in revenue, is California headed toward trigger budget cuts?

California has taken in less revenue than expected for the fiscal year that began three months ago, bringing the state closer to the possibility of trigger spending cuts to higher education and caregivers for the elderly and disabled. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Light bulbs to light rail: the essentials of energy in the 21st century

Light bulbs to light rail: the essentials of energy in the 21st century

When Daniel Yergin published his Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power" in 1991, China was not a factor in the world oil market. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Michael Lewis returns from financial-crisis tourism

Michael Lewis returns from financial-crisis tourism

Desperate for bailout money, the threat of collapse looms over the European economies, and financial journalist Michael Lewis has been tracking the storm, dissecting just how each country ended up where it is. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs